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Sprint finally throttling 4G?

Discussion in 'Sprint' started by SocialistPig, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. SocialistPig

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    So starting last Wednesday my 4G speeds went to crap. I figured it was just a local tower problem here at work. On my way home I did a few more speed tests as I passed into different tower zones and exact same speed...15K/sec so I became concerned.

    Back to work tonight and exact same thing:

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    Speedtests start off zooming up to about 700K/sec then very, very quickly throttle down to 15K/sec. Whats even stranger is I can boot my phone up and do a quick Speedtest I get 1100k/sec as it seems to take a second after I turn the phone on and it connects to 4G before the throttling starts.

    Is anyone else experiencing this? Its so consistent at 15K/sec this can't be something random. 3G still works fine as far as speed.
     

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  2. s_special

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    must be a fluke, i don't think they could sell 4g as slower than 3g
     
  3. RickJ

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  4. Visionshift

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    Yeah, on 3G with decent coverage( 20miles away from nearest tower) I get about 3meg up, 1.4 down. with 126 lat.
     
  5. RiverOfIce

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    If it keeps it up, could be a bad radio. They could be replacing some equipment, could normal internet. The last few months the internet has been going through alot of growing pains. Could be someone digging a hole, cut through the fiber. The phone will throttle itself. Between 4-6mbps. But it should not run that low. If it keeps it up, back it up, do a hardreset.
     
  6. IAmSixNine

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    WOW i had no idea cell towers could work 20 miles away. I was under the impression it was 3-5 miles at most.
     

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