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Am I a victim of data throttling?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by tjreishus, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. tjreishus

    tjreishus Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    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?

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  2. Vehtemas

    Vehtemas Android Expert

    I am on the edge of 4G at my house (1 bar sometimes 2) and I get 7.5 down and 1.7 up.
  3. thatguy188

    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.
  4. rossman26

    rossman26 Member


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

    DanDroide Android Enthusiast

    After reading your post, I just ran Speedtest.net.

    I got 33064kmps Download & 7556kbps Upload - SMOKIN!
  6. tjreishus

    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.
  7. 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.
  8. BigRedNole

    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.
  9. tma

    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?
  10. tjreishus

    tjreishus Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Thought I would play around with it again, just got 27/2 this time. I like that!

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