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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by thatguy188, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. thatguy188

    thatguy188 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Alright, so 4G being totally new to me, one of the first things I had to do with my new Bionic was check Speedtest.net App on 4G connection (Charleston, SC). The results were rather shocking ... as its terribly slow?

    I had 3 bars on 4G LTE with these results:

    Test Date: Sep 8, 2011 3:02:53 pm
    Connection Type: Lte
    Server: Columbia, SC
    Download: 241 kbps
    Upload: 6047 kbps

    Ping: 94 ms

    Yikes :eek:

    Is there some kind of setting I can check or something? lol.

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  2. dirkbonn

    dirkbonn Android Expert

    Your upload speed is 25 times faster than your download speed. I doubt that is a phone problem. Sounds like sonething with the network.

    I would guess that it will improve.
  3. rocket97

    rocket97 Guest

    I did mine and I got 25Mb down and 12Mb up, You can select which server you want to connect to, may want to try a different city.
  4. thatguy188

    thatguy188 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Hopefully soon, lol. I just did another test (1 1/2 hours later) with same results :eek:
  5. Vehtemas

    Vehtemas Android Expert

    I got 10 down and 9 up in the middle of the city...
  6. thatguy188

    thatguy188 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    good for you people, that doesn't help me :p LOL. Is there a setting I could check or something or it should work out the box? Ill try with different cities.
  7. thatguy188

    thatguy188 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Ok so I've done 3 more tests .... they all suck :eek::thinking:

    Should I place a nice call to VZW? :p

  8. dropnbassonu

    dropnbassonu Member

    I got 32.04 Mbps down, 9.54 Mbps up, 126 Ping on my 4G in the Winston Salem, NC area.....
  9. jikhead

    jikhead Android Expert

    Those look more like 3G speeds. Are you sure you're getting LTE? Go across town and pull from another tower and see. Can you take a screenshot of your speedtest on the phone?
  10. skwalk47

    skwalk47 Newbie

    Newton MA:

  11. Mahalo

    Mahalo Android Enthusiast

    He said the phone is indicating 4G... Were you also using wifi and connected to a crappy connection?
  12. rexboe

    rexboe Member

    Omaha,NE 15/5
  13. William T Riker

    William T Riker Android Enthusiast

    I've been getting around 12-15 down here in central PA.
  14. thatguy188

    thatguy188 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Well I guess it's my house? Me and the Family went to dinner and I did another test inside town .... 39,000 kbps download & 9000 kbps upload ;)

    I like! :p
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  15. thenew3

    thenew3 Android Enthusiast

    Central CA, with 2 bars of signal strength I'm getting 20mb down 10mb up.
    At home with 1 bar of 4g service, I'm getting 7mb down 3mb up.

    Haven't found a place with stronger than 2 bars yet.
  16. Reverence

    Reverence Android Enthusiast

    15/5 for me in Central CT. Not that great of signal strength where I was though.
  17. jbdan

    jbdan Extreme Android User

    34,000/9000 in ATL. That is an average over a few different tests. Thinking the Speedtest app isn't reading it correctly?
  18. Vihzel

    Vihzel Destroying Balls Everyday

    Im getting about 18 down and 2 up indoors in my apartment on the Upper East Side.
  19. I Fly

    I Fly Lurker

    I am getting 25/5 here in Chattanooga TN. That is with 2 bars here at my house. Will try and get a reading at my office tomorrow where I get 4 bars.
  20. BringItSon

    BringItSon Well-Known Member

    ummm u sure ur area is covered by LTE??

    I believe there are different types of "LTE" coverage area. i suggest u look at coverage map.
  21. Randino

    Randino Android Enthusiast

    I have a friend at Verizon and he told me there was some network issues today.
  22. thatguy188

    thatguy188 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Probably, because now even at my house DL speeds are up where I like them with 4G LTE :) average around 20,000 inside my house @ 2 bars
  23. Vihzel

    Vihzel Destroying Balls Everyday

    I absolutely love 4g! Browsing is such a breeze and soaps load things much faster, which is great for apps like Google Maps.
  24. pgrommesh

    pgrommesh Newbie

    I cant get over 6mb/2mb after driving all over columbus, and i cant seem to connect 4g from my home "extended 4g coverage". Kinda disappointed and i miss my keyboard, this onscreen one is too big.
  25. YankeeDudeL

    YankeeDudeL Android Expert

    I was getting scores about the exact same as you, actually, pinging from Sumter, SC. Well the score is terrible, my actual speed has been far greater than it has the past few months on my OG. I've had zero 3G issues on the Bionic, thus far.

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