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Support Slow network performance from Three on Nexus One :-(

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  1. jimboDK

    jimboDK Newbie
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    Hi All,

    Just got my N1 upgraded to unlimited web use through 3. Had to set up the APN. Did that in work and looked forward to `consuming` on the train journey home.

    How cheesed off was I when I got diddly squat in the way of speed and function from the network?!


    • Endomondo - did not work, no maps
    • Google maps - never registered my position
    • Web - realllly slow to load anything
    • GPS tester - only found one or 2 satellites nd never made proper contact
    Anyone else got an N1 with Three? Performace pants? Any other networks just as bad? :thinking:

    I'll try again on the commute tomorrow and see if it's a blip.

    Cheers

    Jimbo
     

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    a) 3 Unlimited is not unlimited, but 1Gb each month...
    b) I get fair speeds (best was 3Gb+ a couple of times...),
    see..
    http://androidforums.com/nexus-one/45191-have-any-uk-owners-seen-hsdpa-sign.html#post381792
    but not always... some places zilch, zoppo, nothing...
    c) I chose 3 as, after comparing other "quality carriers [I bought PAYG SIMs]" I found for the location I'm in the most it had the best signal/speed.. others will find different results...
    d) IMHO all mobile networks lie about what coverage you actually get.. (and I worked for VF for some time,..)
    e) But, 5-10 years time and it'll be bleedin' wonderful..
    f) Try a couple of other PAYG SIMs...??
    g) I drove down from Highlands of Scotland to Berkshire a week or so ago... from the M74 to M6 to M6toll to M42 to M40 solid-solid-solid UMTS, occasionally HSPDA...
    h) You'll all be aware the N1's antenna is at the bottom where most people hold a 'phone... if getting c**p signal or speed, try holding it higher up, away from the bottom. Before anyone whinges, i think the designer's choice was between frying client's brains (at the top) or patchy performance in iffy areas (at the bottom): As so often, there ain't a perfect answer...
    Cheers!

    Lodger

    PS I started in IT March 1973: 1st client I worked with with a network link was dial-up, 2400bps I think (could just do 4800bps but data overran occasionally & got corrupted...). You kids have no idea....
     
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    Can't comment on 3 (I'm on 02), but that made me laugh!
     
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    theartfullodger Android Enthusiast
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    And yee canna beat the data rate of a trolley full of magnetic tapes being wheeled across a computer-room floor...

    Cheers!

    Lodger
     
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    A whole trolley full? Jeez that's a lot of bandwith ;)
     
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    jimboDK Newbie
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    Love the old fart element of the post! And I thought I was long in the IT tooth!

    I think it has a lot to do with the train carriage construction. As soo asn I got on my nike I get a trail from the staion back to home on Endomondo. More experiements are required!
     
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    theartfullodger Android Enthusiast
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    I'll pass your comments on to the other old fart retirees in the Q thursday down the Post Office.. waiting for the pension payouts ..

    Cheers!

    Lodger
     
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    What terrible spelling I made on that reply! I do not ride a Nike home...

    Anyways... I discovered the speed test app and my Wi-Fi is getting around 7MB in the house. When I test 3G I was getting 1.42MB at best. What should I expect for a 3G signal? Off to look for threads on this...!

    Jimbo
     
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    1G per month? That's.... stupid.
     
  10. theartfullodger

    theartfullodger Android Enthusiast
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    Thanks, rub it in!

    'spose it's Free Enterprise again: Not free, not very enterprising !!

    Cheers!

    Lodger
     
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    Downtown Slough, 08:44 local time, Friday morning....

    (slowed down a lot in the afternoon...)
     
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