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  1. thatguy188

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    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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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Hopefully soon, lol. I just did another test (1 1/2 hours later) with same results :eek:
     
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    I got 10 down and 9 up in the middle of the city...
     
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    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.
     
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    Ok so I've done 3 more tests .... they all suck :eek::thinking:

    Should I place a nice call to VZW? :p

    Thanks!
     
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    I got 32.04 Mbps down, 9.54 Mbps up, 126 Ping on my 4G in the Winston Salem, NC area.....
     
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    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?
     
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    Newton MA:
    22mbps/5mbps

    :)
     
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    He said the phone is indicating 4G... Were you also using wifi and connected to a crappy connection?
     
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    I've been getting around 12-15 down here in central PA.
     
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    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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    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.
     
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    15/5 for me in Central CT. Not that great of signal strength where I was though.
     
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    34,000/9000 in ATL. That is an average over a few different tests. Thinking the Speedtest app isn't reading it correctly?
     
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    Im getting about 18 down and 2 up indoors in my apartment on the Upper East Side.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    I have a friend at Verizon and he told me there was some network issues today.
     
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    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
     
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    I absolutely love 4g! Browsing is such a breeze and soaps load things much faster, which is great for apps like Google Maps.
     
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    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.
     
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    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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