I recently got a android smartphone (Huawei Eula M865 from Cricket) and for the first month it worked fine. Then I found out about rooting and tethering. I did both of those and for a while it worked fine. Then suddenly my internet speed dropped like a rock. Youtube videos wont load, I am getting connection timed out messages on the marketplace, and tethering is just as bad. I thought that it might be something that I did while tethering or rooting or maybe a virus or something but I did a defrag of the phone (using my computer) ran a virus scan on it, and nothing. I then tried restoring it to the factory settings thinking that would get rid of the rooting that I had done to it before but that didnt work either. Then I thought that maybe it was something cricket was doing but my wife (who has the exact same phone on the same plan and is tethering as well but without rooting it) is having no problems at all. So now I'm at a loss. If Cricket was slowing my speed down wouldnt my wife's phone get slowed down as well? (since we are basically doing the same things) But that wouldnt explain why I am having connection time outs in the marketplace. Does anyone have any suggestions?