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Metropcs 4g seems slower, is my service throttled?

Discussion in 'Android Help' started by Phoneguru11, Mar 11, 2016.

  1. Phoneguru11

    Phoneguru11 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I have metropcs and I just switched from the $60 unlimited plan to the $40 3gb plan.

    I noticed that when I had the unlimited plan things would download a 2-3 MB a second.

    Now on the $40 plan things are downloading at 300 KB a second.

    I have about 4/5 bars on 4g. I'm in a different town now. Could that cause the data to be that slow? From 3mb a sec to 300 KB a sec?

    Ive only used 76mb so far. Could metro be throttling my service? I called metropcs tech support and they didn't say anything about it being throttled. I'm just wondering because I've downloaded a couple torrents.
     


  2. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    It could be that they're throttling torrent connections, but not others. It's a common practice. Other companies block torrents completely.
     
  3. Phoneguru11

    Phoneguru11 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I noticed that the downloads from the google play store go at 300-500 KB a second. I'm in a different area, but the service bar icon is the same as where I was before. When I was in a different town, it would download from the play store at 3-4 MB a sec. If my overall cell service was throttles/slowed down, would it be slower than 400 kbps?
     
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