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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by BigHAZE, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. BigHAZE

    BigHAZE Well-Known Member
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    I live in Atlanta, and have been in Orlando for the last week. Whenever I do a speed test...it only finds the server in Witchitaw Kansas? Isn't there something closer? To be honest, my 3g coverage was spotty around the Disney World parks and the reception at my hotel room in Caribbean Beach was abysmal. It was roaming most of the time, so my battery died pretty quickly. In Atlanta my coverage is OK, but this week it has been pretty bad, and switching from TMobile to Sprint to get this phone...I thought the coverage would be better.

    So why am I locked into a server in Wichitaw? Anyone?

    TIA

    Haze
     

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  2. as329

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    Try turning on your gps then selecting a closer server
     
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  3. sitlet

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    Depends on what speed test app you are using. Some will only use their servers, which there may only be a few. Others will let you use different servers.
     
  4. HTCRALEIGHFAN

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    i am in atl staying at the ritz on peachtree and lastnight when i got here i was getting a good 3.0 to 4.0 upload


    better speeds then where i live in raleigh, nc


    and yes turn yah gps on and you will see a huge list of ga servers and fla servers


    the service here in atl is freaking awesome also!!!! everywhere i go full bars on 3g and 3 bars on 4 g!!!!
     
  5. Traceamount

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    Im only 2 hours west of ATL in AL. Been looking for an excuse to go over that way and check me out some 4g :D Cant wait for it to worm its way over towards Birmingham!
     
  6. Mistiq

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    Do like everybody else said and do hte GPS thing, I would also advise using another app fot the testing. (i'm not a big believer in speedtest personally) I haven't used this but try FCC Speedtest, and see if it helps you out at all.
     
  7. marctronixx

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    im in atlanta also and i see that.. what you have to do is wait until the GPS icon starts up... give it a few seconds then go in and you will see the atl server...
     
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  8. OldRoman

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    I get Wichita also and by the way there's no no "w" on the end :D of course I do live in Wichita, KS. I'm still waiting for 4G to get here.
     
  9. HTCRALEIGHFAN

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    the server lists change constantly from ks to local with or without gps on no clue why.
     
  10. BigHAZE

    BigHAZE Well-Known Member
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    Thanks all.

    Is there a way to FORCE it to use a closer server when we surf the web and stuff?

    :)
     
  11. marctronixx

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    i eventually deleted the app as i was useless to me. those speeds are no where near correct..

    anyway, after seeing KS pop up as local server, i just waited a couple seconds after i opened the app and Atl always stayed as the default server based on GPS location. never had any issues with it after i figured that out...
     
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  12. JMac202

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    Good to see another fellow Wichitan on the board.
     
  13. Elec7ric

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    One thing I believe is that cox communications is the cable provider in Atlanta and wichita so your ip from Atlanta will run through the wichita servers from time to time.
     
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