Videos downloads slow

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by gmantis, Apr 20, 2010.

  1. gmantis

    gmantis New Member
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    When i try to watch videos it takes forever or not at all.Buffers forever.
    Yet co-workers with another carrier streams fine.
    Any thoughts why this is?
     

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  2. momoceio

    momoceio Well-Known Member
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    Videos from where? Are you trying to watch in HD vs SD?
     
  3. gmantis

    gmantis New Member
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    Any video
     
  4. tatonka_Hero

    tatonka_Hero Well-Known Member
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    but from what site?

    Do you have 3G? or are you on wifi?
     
  5. gmantis

    gmantis New Member
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    I have a Hero.Shows EVO maybe 2bars.
    You Tube,and various sites with video.
     
  6. tatonka_Hero

    tatonka_Hero Well-Known Member
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    and how many bars does the other person's phone show? And what carrier are they on?

    Some carriers do indeed have faster 3G speeds. I believe it would also depend on how many people are using the same sprint tower as you are at that time, compared to how many people are using the other tower (assuming the same signal strength on both carriers, which isn't that likely)
     
  7. momoceio

    momoceio Well-Known Member
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    Have you updated your PRL recently...might want to do that.

    Download the speedtest app and see what kind of download speeds you're getting. Are you sure you're on EvDo and not 1x?
     
  8. gmantis

    gmantis New Member
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    I failed to mention i`m teathering with PDAnet.
    But so are the other people.
    With speed test i`m getting 290kbps,not too good
    i feel.
     
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