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you punks in dallas are grinding my gears. I want faster wimax downloads

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by cabbie, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. cabbie

    cabbie Well-Known Member
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    I keep reading about people in DFW getting 6+ mbps down but the best in houston I've gotten is around 2.5. I don't know why that is. My initial thought that if an area is in 4G then it should get comparable speeds. I've been all over houston and while 2.5 down is really nice, what is keeping the speed down? Is it a throttling of bandwidth to accommodate users over a wider physical area with some speed but not able to serve with what its capable of?

    There are so many unknowns about 4G. Its hard to get a straight answer about anything regarding to it. I dive into any wimax article I find to learn more about how it works, talk to any tech I speak with about it, and theres nothing but a big ? at the end.
     

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  2. D/FW resident here. I don't have an answer, all I have is "nanny nanny boo boo".


    ;)
     
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  3. dan330

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    i am in north ft worth.. near you.

    i have the overdrive 4G.. I dont get the big speeds.
    best i get is near 2mb... and not stable connection.
     
  4. cabbie

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    bet ya'll lose in the first round of the playoffs!!!

    meh. im just jealous. my 4G and my astros are inferior right now
     
  5. Where at? I usually get over 2mb around the house and a bit higher towards the north Arlington area (where I spend a good amount of time). In the house, where I hear 4g isn't the best, I get a constant 2 bars. Best I can tell, though, is that 4g is pretty finicky and nearly identical situations can yield very different results.

    Turd hurling > baseball
     
  6. Snow Gator

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    Does dallas have a pro football team?
     
  7. dan330

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    NO... they moved!

    to Arlington
     
  8. pwnst*r

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    Be happy you get 4G at all.
     
  9. And they were in Irving before that.
     
  10. xuohtx

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    I live in Frisco which is a northern burb of Dallas. At my house I will get anywhere from 1 bar of 4G with the fastest speeds around 6. I went to Houston and saw that my 4G signal was always full but my speeds were just scratching 2. I thought my speed test was wrong but apparently that's just how it is.
     
  11. mpike78

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    while on lunch friday afternoon i got 15.345 down with 2 bars in coppell.

     
  12. mpike78

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    im hitting the same tower as you probably. i get 1-2 bars inside and get between 5-8 down...
     
  13. mpike78

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    my parents live in n ft worth in alliance and 4g is spotty at best up there
     
  14. InstantKarma

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    I've turned my 4G off. It's an absolutely worthless battery-killer down here.
     
  15. cabbie

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    but why!!! :( i just want to know how this situation happens
     
  16. dan330

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    wow!! that would be great!!!
    if stable in all DFW area! so they can all be jealous.
     
  17. overclock

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    I live in Keller and work at Alliance. The best 4G is down 377 by the corporate Sprint store.

    Using which test? Speedtest or Xtremelabs?

    4G sucks in the north Fort Worth/Keller/Southlake area. I've done' the folowing 4G hacks and it is a little bit better.

    [GUIDE - YMMV] Connect to 4G sooner & stay on longer - xda-developers

    [Guide]Confirmed fix/workaround for 4G reconnection issues - xda-developers

    Driving around last night down near the Sprint store I got almost 7mb using the Xtremelabs app. I probably need to play with the settings a little more. But it isn't like I can use 4G while driving.
     
  18. Barats

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    Wait. Does Houston EVER make the playoffs in football?
     
  19. erichg1000

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    I live in dallas and I get good speeds - outside. If I'm in my condo or at work no 4G at all so whatever...
     
  20. Mr. Ed

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    All over north dalls....Allen McKinney Frisco Richardson ....no consisitant 4g. Absolutely worthless but is isnt why I bought the phone
     
  21. jbsg02

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    I've found my 3G and 4G to be very inconsistent in speed here in Dallas. With 3G I get anywhere from 100 kbps to 1200 kbps. With 4g I get anywhere from 2 mbps and I've gotten as high as 7.5
     
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