Help Am I a victim of data throttling?

tjreishus

Android Enthusiast
I have seen some impressive speeds posted with the bionic; 20+ Mbps. I have been all over town and I am consistently getting 3 up and 3 down.

Anyone else getting this?
 

Vehtemas

Android Expert
I have seen some impressive speeds posted with the bionic; 20+ Mbps. I have been all over town and I am consistently getting 3 up and 3 down.

Anyone else getting this?

I am on the edge of 4G at my house (1 bar sometimes 2) and I get 7.5 down and 1.7 up.
 

thatguy188

Android Enthusiast
It's hard to say, however it might be 4G Sucks in your specific area.

Here is why I say that:

At my house (outskirts of town) I get 2-3 bars of 4G LTE Service, HOWEVER, I only get 0.3 MBps down and 7.5 MBps upload speeds.

When I drive into town (different tower I guess) I get 20+ MBps download and 10-12MBps upload also with 2-3-4 bars of 4G LTE.

I think its the Towers tbh.
 

rossman26

Member
It's hard to say, however it might be 4G Sucks in your specific area.

Here is why I say that:

At my house (outskirts of town) I get 2-3 bars of 4G LTE Service, HOWEVER, I only get 0.3 MBps down and 7.5 MBps upload speeds.

When I drive into town (different tower I guess) I get 20+ MBps download and 10-12MBps upload also with 2-3-4 bars of 4G LTE.

I think its the Towers tbh.

+1

Same experience, Me thinks not all towers are created equal.
 

tjreishus

Android Enthusiast
Thread starter
Interesting. I'm headed out of town tomorrow so I'll give it a try in all the different city's.

I did do some tests to see how much it effects the speed of browsing. I found that even at 3 Mbps, my browser is just as fast as when I am on my wifi that is 20Mbps. It almost acts like the processor just cant handle much more than 3. I then turned off my 4G and connected at 3G. I only get 750Kbps on my 3G here. That made a huge difference in browsing. Pages took about 3 times longer to load.
 
One other consideration - found that some speedtest sites are not the most reliable. When testing my fios - the local tampa, FL site was giving me 4.5MB Up/Down - when I should be capable of 25. Have to choose a different server - and usually get very different results.

Regarding the speed test app - may want to try a different location/server.
 

BigRedNole

Well-Known Member
All phones at my local VZW stores have abysmal speeds (5/1). I am wondering if they have throttled the VZW accounts for the display phones.
 

tma

Newbie
I find it interesting that I'll do a speed test on my and get a 6/4 speed then hook up the tether to my laptop and get 25/10. It makes no sense. Why do I get more speed on the laptop than my phone on the same connection?
 
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