General Verizon 3G Speed - Slowed Way Down Recently

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  1. jayochs

    jayochs Well-Known Member
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    slow here in central NJ, .56 download, .76 upload...back in january i was getting 1.28 down, and like .68 up
     

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  2. kenpo

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    I also noticed a change about a month ago in Florida. I went to a verizon store to look at a new phone for my son and I brought that up to the salesman. I asked if the iphone was killing the speeds. His reply to me was, it can't be. The iphone is on a different operating system. You have android, so it can't bog it down. Then just gave me a look.

    sighs...........
     
  3. euph_22

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    Facepalm...
     
  4. SynisterWolf

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    I hope you pulled out the baby powder and slapped them... different os..... same internet.... bb is the only one with its own internet.
     
  5. euph_22

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    I thought bb internet was the same, but messaging (bbm) used a separate network
     
  6. briman4031

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    Anyone think Big Red may be intentionally throttling the entire 3G network back to push folks toward 4G? :eek:
     
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  7. pwrshft99

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    Exactly my thoughts.. walk in to a Verizon store with this complaint and the response will be you are using an old phone on an outdated network. They will then proceed to tell you about the 4g thunderbolt and youll never have to worry about speed again.


    Northern IL here and noticed much slower speed past month or so.
     
  8. vasilator

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    Its funny, I noticed a slow down here in Atlanta, GA, however just as I read this I did a speed test and it seemed normal.

    I definitely don't get the consistent speeds I once did and the weekend the I -phone came out I was getting the slowest speeds I have seen on 3g.
     
  9. andreezy

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    I got pwnt on my speeds as well in canton, ohio (with 1 to 2 bars (-99 to -88 dBm)) . Up in akron where I work, I'm practically sitting under a tower and get 4 full bars (-55 to -64 dBm).

    My speeds in canton are substantially lower than in Akron.

    I tried the whold contact support to receive a free 3g network extender, they told my they do not gaurantee service in a structure... but wait... where do you put the 3g network extender? in a structure... LOL. id-10-t error...

    So I re-phrased it to, in my structure AND OUTSIDE OF MY HOME within 10 blocks of my home, I am receiving only 1 or 2 bars. send me a free 3g network extender. I'm still waiting on the reply. :)
     
  10. jayjay1122

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    I'll be where I'm at!
    jay you are probably hitting that Red Bank server...go into settings and switch it to Newark, Secaucus or NYC and see if it is the same.
     
  11. dguy

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    You were probably joking, but in case you weren't or in case anyone else doesn't get the sarcasm:

    iPhone being some kind of crazy data hog compared to other smartphones is a myth. AT&T's network is just really bad. There have been studies in the past that show that the average Android user uses more data than the average iPhone user.

    Link to one article:

    Android users gobble more data than iPhone users - Technology & science - Wireless - msnbc.com
     
  12. Hipshot

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    WoW! :eek: North GA. Sucks! .323 down.. .125 up :mad:
     
  13. vasilator

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    Take away tethering and I-phone (which you can not do on I-phone) would probably be a lot closer.
     
  14. jayochs

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    holy hell you're right! 2.09 download, .80 upload from newark. wow haha
     
  15. jamor

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    Now that is confusing! I also read somewhere that Verizon might be willing to change current "3g unlimited" users to tiered plans even though we are under contract.

    I now officially have absolutely no idea what is going on lol.

    When are these LTE plans going to roll out? Any ideas?
     
  16. dragonsamus

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    retail... bleh
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    I just checked out my speeds and they're what I'm used to.

    2000 kbps down and 775 kbps up in Sacramento, CA.

    A few nights ago I wasn't getting anything more than 56 kbps down and 20 kbps up.
     
  17. jayjay1122

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    I'll be where I'm at!
    Me too pal!!
    I think what they mean is that it will be $30 unlimited plus an extra $15 if it is 4G so $45 unlimited a month for 4G!

    Then again, it is entirely possible I have my head up my ass and am way off!! :p
     
  18. jayjay1122

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    I'll be where I'm at!
    :thinking:
    The iphone can tether the same way our phones can
     
  19. txrxio

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    It doesn't matter what smartphone it is, dumping an extra million on a network is going to affect that network. Of course, that depends on how many iPhone users switched, and no one seems to have revealed it yet.
     
  20. SynisterWolf

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    Im not trying yo say they are a data hog. Im trying to say vzw is better the att. And once all the iphone 3g users contract is up im sure we will be getting more congestion. Vzw still has the unlimited data and better coverage. They will be migrating to vzw.
     
  21. briman4031

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    Don't know what it was before hand so I can't say if it slowed or not. Pulling ~1250 Down 850 Up in Salt Lake City.
     
  22. weihl165

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    Here in CT I noticed a drop I am getting .96 down .58 up
     
  23. bigb3456

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    2.30 down .90 up in central Nebraska
     
  24. shred1

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    Typical test result.[​IMG]
     
  25. callmeox

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    I work down the street from a decent sized commuter school and I can definitely tell when the students are on break or when classes are in session. I can stream radio or Pandora flawlessly over the summer, around the holidays and most Fridays when the campus is empty, but the rest of the time the internet is spotty. I have not noticed any decrease in performance lately, tho.

    I had a large drop in performance when VZW merged and shut down the Alltel towers in my area. Prior to that, my 3G performance was flawless all the time.
     

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