What is your 3G speed on Virgin?

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  1. Pisfister

    Pisfister Member

    I know the speed fluctuates, but the 3G speed is disappointing. Virgin mobile, which I though runs on spring, is only getting 0.33 Mbps down and 0.38 Mbps up. I live 3 miles from a sprint tower, and there are 3 within 25 miles of me. :(

    What speeds are you guys getting, and how close are you to a sprint tower??

    Also, at night I get 0.91 Mpbs down, which is the highest. Is this normal? What do I need to do?


  2. Dirknar

    Dirknar Member

    At least your getting some data service.. I bought the phone yesterday and have not been able to connect to the 3g network once.. Ive called customer service twice and the first time he reset my account and I reset my phone, the second time, this morning, the lady just told me that its basically down and should be back up in a few days..??
  3. Pisfister

    Pisfister Member

    I've been using 3G since last night, its slow, but usable. I guess it depends on where you live. When I activated my phone, she told me to press the "activate" button.

    0.13 Mbps down
    0.24 Mbps up
    686 ms ping
    @12:12 PM
  4. Timm129

    Timm129 Well-Known Member

    At least you got an estimated completion time. Every call I've made to them they can never give me a time frame.. I hope they get it fixed this time....
  5. ron scubadiver

    ron scubadiver Well-Known Member

    A few days...
    Lost 3G service each of the two previous afternoons. To get it back up, I used the activate app, get a failed screen and then cycle airplane mode on and off. After that 3G comes back on.
  6. pip2kk

    pip2kk Well-Known Member

    Download: 0.30Mbps Upload 0.47Mbps
  7. Pisfister

    Pisfister Member

    I'm glad I'm not the only one suffering. Hopefully they are optimizing their network and we can have faster 3g connections!

    I read on a sprint forum they are getting 2-3 Mbps down... ridiculous!
    0.23 mbps down
    0.31 mbps up
  8. Kilo70

    Kilo70 Well-Known Member

    Just got 1.17 mbps down, and .70 mbps Up . :/
  9. ron scubadiver

    ron scubadiver Well-Known Member

    After 5 PM 0/0.
  10. Dirknar

    Dirknar Member

    Ya I hope they get it fixed soon. I thought this phone and deal was to good to be true.
  11. ninja_reject

    ninja_reject Well-Known Member

    It is too good to be true. I had to drop virgin mobile and go with at&t. I need reliable mobile internet access like I need water. Now I am just waiting for my htc inspire to come in the mail.
  12. Pisfister

    Pisfister Member

    did you do anything special when you activated your phone? What city are you in?
  13. Starfire70

    Starfire70 New Member

    I'm between Daytona Beach and St. Aug. FL and get 1.21 mbps down and .52 mbps up after the network update before was about .72 mbps down and .25 mbps up.
  14. Scyy

    Scyy Well-Known Member

    In Minneapolis, MN during busy times(5-10pm) I get 400-1000kbps down 300-500kbps up with 150-250 ping, during off hours(after midnight and prior to 4pm weekdays) I get 1600-2600kbps down 500-700kbps up with 150 ping average. Sprint has very good 3g coverage in the twin cities so I think that definitely has something to do with it, I do get data drops from time to time during peak hours but I get reconnected in a few minutes normally.
  15. Pisfister

    Pisfister Member

    This thread is making me reconsider my decision, I will wait for a month to see if this 3G situation improves for me. If not, I may just switch back.

    OMG 0.9 Mbps down!!!!! 0.5 Mbps up!!!!11!1 @ 6:37 PM. maybe it will get better after all.
  16. Pooh6369

    Pooh6369 Member

    1209 Down 196 up in vegas on day 2 3g working knock on wood
  17. AngryTeddyBear

    AngryTeddyBear Well-Known Member

    1.52mbs Download, 0.59mbs Upload
  18. duvallite

    duvallite VIP Member VIP Member

    I'm new to smart phones, so can someone tell me how to see what my 3G speeds are (when VM 3G is actually working, that is)? Do I need to get an app, or is the info somewhere in the phone, and if so, where?
  19. lou61166

    lou61166 Well-Known Member

    This link will show you 3 speed test apps,one thing is no speedtest for a wireless network is accurate,it is just a base of evolution.

  20. aarrrchie

    aarrrchie New Member

    1060kbps down 829kbps up Herndon,va
  21. kyo001

    kyo001 Active Member

    I am in South Western Missouri, and I have been having issues with 3g for about 2 weeks, where it will be working one hour, and the next be done. Only fix for this I have found is switching from Airplane mode, then back. I am connected to 3g about 60% of the time, I can tether to my laptop, and even play a little xbox live, but ping is bad, but what can I expect from 3g wireless cell internet lol.

    1.23mbps Down
    0.48mpbs Upload
    To Chicago, IL servers
  22. Android guy

    Android guy New Member

    Speedtest.net app

    At my apt (Lakeland, Florida)
    2283 kbps down
    723 kbps up
    315 ms ping
  23. Pisfister

    Pisfister Member

    So yesterday I claimed that my 3G was very slow (which it was) but it was stable and I did not receive any drops in connections. Well, today my 3G dropped like 5 times... in 4 hours. It says connected but I cant do anything internet related.

    Now its slow and unreliable, best of both worlds. :(

    I think I'll call them tomorrow morning and see if I can get this fixed. Maybe I didnt activate it right, the guy above me is getting 2.3 mbps, which is just a little slower than my landline dsl :confused:.

    I'll report back if its fixed.
  24. Kilo70

    Kilo70 Well-Known Member

    I'm in Jacksonville.
  25. Positive P

    Positive P Well-Known Member

    .48 MB/s down and 08 MB/s up wth?
    That's downtown with all bars. Ocala FL.

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