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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Greymarch, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. Greymarch

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    I live in Mesa, AZ (suburb of Phoenix) and I own a Nexus One with 2-year Tmobile. I have tried using data on my phone all over the Phoenix metro area, and my fastest download/upload speeds, no matter where I am at, are about 70k. I have friends in Phoenix who own android phones with Tmobile, and they have used their phones right in front of me. They get download/upload rates much higher than mine.

    What steps can I take to make my TMobile 3G data run faster? I have already used the 4636 trick and set the phone to WCDMA only.
     

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    Wow, I'm in Chandler and did what you did and get 300-1200Kb using speedtest.net app. Does it show you're on 3G?
     
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    Man that just stinks brotha. Sorry to hear :(

    I just did a Speedtest in SoCal and got 2.7mbps download and 900kbps upload. Near WiMax speeds!
     
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    Wow - They're really inconsistent across the country. Here in San Diego (North County), it's been the pits... webgroupWest
     
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    im getting 4.1 down and 816 up here in orlando florida. maybe the latest leaked froyo update can help you. i think there is a radio fix in it. has this happened lately? or has it always been this way?
     
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    It's been what I'd call a "gradual decay." See the chart on the link in my post (it was renamed when I posted it here).
     
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    Or within the span of 2 miles?!
    Midtown Atlanta, Georgia Tech. On the side close to I-85 (east side of campus), I get around 5mbps down, 1.6mbps up. Closer to Marietta street (west side of campus), I get around 700kbps down and up. Tested with full 3g bars. So I guess each tower is connected differently (fiber, microwave, and such)? 2.2N1

    Compared to about a month ago, the speeds and connections haven't deteriorated, but improvement (HSPA+) is not uniform throughout. And no dropped calls either.
     
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    Its the same here in LA on TMob with me. Max I get is 700kb down on 3g. I'm wondering if my phone is broken. Running froyo FRF83
     
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    I'm getting 5.08 down and .51 up in Orlando as well with 2.2 (FRF83).
     
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    You suck! ;)

    Just got 861kilobytes download and 775kilobytes upload here in SoCal :(
     
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    It's depending on your plan. Not by the handset
     
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    How so?

    T-Mobile is T-Mobile. Unless there's some super secret high speed internet plan I don't know about then I think I'm missing your point..
     
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