Slow Tmobile 3G speed in Phoenix

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Greymarch, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. Greymarch

    Greymarch Member
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    I live in Mesa, AZ (suburb of Phoenix) and I own a Nexus One with 2-year Tmobile. I have tried using data on my phone all over the Phoenix metro area, and my fastest download/upload speeds, no matter where I am at, are about 70k. I have friends in Phoenix who own android phones with Tmobile, and they have used their phones right in front of me. They get download/upload rates much higher than mine.

    What steps can I take to make my TMobile 3G data run faster? I have already used the 4636 trick and set the phone to WCDMA only.
     

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  2. NeoAndroid

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    Wow, I'm in Chandler and did what you did and get 300-1200Kb using speedtest.net app. Does it show you're on 3G?
     
  3. ap3604

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    Man that just stinks brotha. Sorry to hear :(

    I just did a Speedtest in SoCal and got 2.7mbps download and 900kbps upload. Near WiMax speeds!
     
  4. tom2652

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    Wow - They're really inconsistent across the country. Here in San Diego (North County), it's been the pits... webgroupWest
     
  5. im getting 4.1 down and 816 up here in orlando florida. maybe the latest leaked froyo update can help you. i think there is a radio fix in it. has this happened lately? or has it always been this way?
     
  6. tom2652

    tom2652 New Member
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    It's been what I'd call a "gradual decay." See the chart on the link in my post (it was renamed when I posted it here).
     
  7. GTsic

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    Or within the span of 2 miles?!
    Midtown Atlanta, Georgia Tech. On the side close to I-85 (east side of campus), I get around 5mbps down, 1.6mbps up. Closer to Marietta street (west side of campus), I get around 700kbps down and up. Tested with full 3g bars. So I guess each tower is connected differently (fiber, microwave, and such)? 2.2N1

    Compared to about a month ago, the speeds and connections haven't deteriorated, but improvement (HSPA+) is not uniform throughout. And no dropped calls either.
     
  8. Hutzal

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    Its the same here in LA on TMob with me. Max I get is 700kb down on 3g. I'm wondering if my phone is broken. Running froyo FRF83
     
  9. uoY_redruM

    uoY_redruM Well-Known Member
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    I'm getting 5.08 down and .51 up in Orlando as well with 2.2 (FRF83).
     
  10. ap3604

    ap3604 Well-Known Member
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    You suck! ;)

    Just got 861kilobytes download and 775kilobytes upload here in SoCal :(
     
  11. techdaring

    techdaring Well-Known Member
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    It's depending on your plan. Not by the handset
     
  12. uoY_redruM

    uoY_redruM Well-Known Member
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    How so?

    T-Mobile is T-Mobile. Unless there's some super secret high speed internet plan I don't know about then I think I'm missing your point..
     
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