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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by fchs, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. fchs

    fchs Lurker
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    What is the LG Optimus V 3G Speed?

    & is today 3G Speed want down....
    i was going to get this phone this weekend cuz last weekend i did fine it anywhere, and i just read on google that today VM 3g speed want down is that true



  2. TVCCS

    TVCCS Android Enthusiast

    3G service is generally the same as it is with Sprint...failures are rare...but they do happen. On any carrier.
  3. matismarley

    matismarley Newbie

    They were probably referring to the Broadband data plans for the MiFi, which slow down after 5 gigs of use.

    The phone will be on Sprints towers and will have speeds as fast or almost as fast as any other EVDO rev A phone for Sprint.

    Compare it to Metro PCS's "3G" speeds, which are 1x and can't even stream audio/video. Get this phone, you won't regret it.
  4. fchs

    fchs Lurker
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    i need to know one more think after 5gig of use then what speed i get @ matismarley
  5. fchs

    fchs Lurker
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    ok all today i buy LG Optimus V frm VM

    and my net speed is about 180kb/s(1.5MB) download and 70kb/s(512kb) upload... not bad or not good it's ok to watch videos and more
  6. ThisIsGoofy

    ThisIsGoofy Newbie

    I posted these questions on another thread but that turned into a two-way argument about something else so I'm putting it here hoping for some help. What are you using to test the speed? Do you think Android Assistant drains the battery? I do the Quick Boost and also Cache Cleaner but I'm not sure it's beneficial. My battery really seems to be pooping out quickly. I'm still learning all about apps so I wonder if I should remove some to save battery life, although I don't have any games or even use it to play music. Also, this may be silly to ask but is 3G the only option or can I choose 2 or 1 somehow? Sorry for such elementary questions and thanks for your help.
  7. alisonc

    alisonc Member

    My response is "how long is a piece of string." I use the Ookla speed test app. I test at my apartment in southern Ann arbor and get 300Kbps download at best. At my place of employment in western a2 I get 1Mbit and on a good day 1.6Mbit which is faster that office internet.. In Troy or farmington hills I get 1.3Mbit at worst.

    In Flint 3g speed sucks. I get 350kbps at best.

    It depends on which tower you're connected to and the network load. Even within the same city it could vary, see my apartment vs work results.

    Also as far as the 3g being only optioon, you can force it to 1xrtt which is way slow.
  8. yeah i wanna say it does depend on the towers and the location...i'm in tx and ive had my phone for 4 days now and i've always ran 3G...pretty fast phone...i love the optimus v.
  9. cutterjohn

    cutterjohn Android Enthusiast

    +1. Best I've ever managed is about 370kbps, and more often am in 150-170kbps range and on even worse days I get 56kbps dialup rates or less...

    Oddly enough more often than not when doing a speedtest my upload rate is significantly higher than my down whereas it's generally the same or lower on WiFi/wired nets.
  10. greg4android

    greg4android Android Enthusiast

    3G speeds are dependent on WAY TOO MANY variables.


    Is your tower a Single T-1 fed tower (1.5mbps max) (this is mine).

    Is your tower Multiple T-1 fed? 3.1mbps is the theoretical max of EVDO (CDMA). or Fiber fed?

    how many users are concurrently using the tower???????

    If a few others users are on with you and they are streaming data, don't expect great data speeds.

    I have managed to get 1.3mbps on my tower, and around 2.7mbps in a metro area
  11. cutterjohn

    cutterjohn Android Enthusiast

    That's nice, but it's ZERO right now up/down. Anyways as to tower feeds, I'm in a major urban area with an OC-12 fibre ring(well more than that now, but...), Sprint ought to be able to do MUCH better than DS1 to towers... they were one of the major backbone players here at one time, but since I no longer work in that industry I haven't kept up, but still, this is just sad... limited by tower feeds rather than spectrum... pretty disgusting if you ask me...

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