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Cancelled my insurance on my Optimus - sudden problems

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by agent0064life, May 26, 2011.

  1. agent0064life

    agent0064life Newbie
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    So I cancelled my insurance on my Optimus today, and now I am finding that my data speeds are even slower than normal -- excruciatingly slow.

    I am connected to WiFi on my phone right now and my speed isn't any faster than my slow data connection. I know it's not the WiFi as I am using my computer's internet right now and it's working just fine.

    Anyone got an idea of what the problem may be? I am trying to download handcent SMS right now over WiFi and I've downloaded less than 1MB in approximately 5 minutes.

    Does MetroPCS pull some kind of extortion crap by dialing down your connection speeds or anything on your phones if you don't have insurance?

    It sounds like tin-foil-hat conspiracy, but this is just too coincidental.

  2. TheAmazingDave

    TheAmazingDave Android Expert

    I highly doubt metro would have any way to cap your wifi speed.
  3. pmb116

    pmb116 Android Enthusiast

    Try rebooting your phone
  4. jabbawest

    jabbawest Android Enthusiast

    No insurance here! Check the speeds at your router.
    DSLReports Home : Broadband ISP Reviews News Tools and Forums is a great spot for selecting multiple speed test locations and getting great info regarding just about anything technologically speaking.
    Been a member there for 11+ years.
  5. wtmp

    wtmp Newbie

    Mine is the same way. I'm connected to my wifi which runs at about 2mb/s. I use speedtest on my phone and the speeds are what I get when running it on my computer. But when I go to upload pictures to facebook or twitter, they take FOREVER to upload, and that's after they fail about 15 times before I finally get one uploaded. Its like theres something between the facebook/twitter app that doesn't let it use wifi for uploading. Shit pisses me off. Same thing with uploading youtube videos. SUPER SLOW.

    Also, browsing the net, accessing the market and basically anything else that requires an internet connection seems really sluggish even when on wifi. Maybe theres a patch for this??
  6. jabbawest

    jabbawest Android Enthusiast

    Worth a shot. I guarantee it'll increase your data transfer by about 20%. That's not much, considering how slow it is but, anything is better than nothing and, it can help your WiFi too.
  7. TheAmazingDave

    TheAmazingDave Android Expert

    Also keep in mind that this thing renders the entire web page on a 600 MHz processor.

    Remember how slow P3's were? :)
  8. dabatman

    dabatman Newbie

    just curious to know how many here actually have the metro insurance on your phone? i've usually gotten this on my phones but opted not to on this one. is it worth it?

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