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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Coolguy71261, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. Coolguy71261

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    How is it that I get better speeds in a small town vs around the mall
     

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    Less people on the tower in a small town verses around a populated area...
     
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    yes but no way i should be hitting 2+ mbps vs .55 mbps max on populated tower
     
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    maybe the tower hasnt been upgraded since it was put in, they are upgrading towers and replacing parts that will give better signal strength to them
     
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    ah thats what i was thinking. the tower i used to connect to around my house was further awayi noticed because i used to be at -87-95 around my house. just noticed that i am -65-79. still getting the same speed

    for a while vzw didn't have a connection on the tower closest to my house. in fact i didn't know what company it belonged to. wasn't att or vzw/alltel

    glad to see that vsw is adding to existing towers
     
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    i was once at a bar called wild magnolias, and i never had service, til one day i went in there, and tried sending a text, and low and behold, had full signal, i was impressed and knew then and their that my small town is still on verizons radar
     

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