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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by scoobysnack, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. scoobysnack

    scoobysnack Well-Known Member
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    Hey guys trying out TMobile for the first time. Very impressed when the service shows "H" as far as speeds go. However near my home (4-5 Miles) when it switches to "G" my speeds are at 30-45KBS Down and similar Up.

    Is this just typical shitty TMobile Service? I have almost full signal strength while it shows G as well.....

    Called customer service rep at TMobile whom were totally useless.

    Any chance the OTA will help?

    Thanks for any suggestions,
    -Scoob
     

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  2. dasudevil

    dasudevil Well-Known Member
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    I have the same scores when at home. Its crappy at my house however everywhere else its H about 97% of the time.
     
  3. pantlesspenguin

    pantlesspenguin Well-Known Member
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    G stands for GPRS which is the lowest speeds in the T-Mobile data chain. I only see GPRS when I'm out in the sticks, & even then it's not all the time. Usually when I'm outside of a populated area I'm still on EDGE.

    In terms of speed, it goes: HSPA+, 3G, EDGE, & GPRS.


    Edited to add: If you consistantly see GPRS, then perhaps T-Mobile isn't the carrier for you. Or, you could just switch to a wifi connection when @ home.
     
  4. Grove86

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    same thing here...at home i have H but whenever i pick up myphone...in the next 30seconds or so it'll drop down to edge and then gprs...Weird that I never actually even see 3G
     
  5. 2FR35H

    2FR35H Well-Known Member
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    The worst I ever gotten has been edge. This isn't really a software issue but t-mobile needing more cell towers. quite odd how you still get Gprs.
     

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