If you are having slow 3g speeds, try doing a *228, option 2.
For those who don't know, it re-scans and updates your phones local tower list so you get the best connection. I recently did one and saw a huge boost in 3g connectivity.
Nexus 7 (2012) 16GB (rooted + unlocked 4.4.2... mmm KitKat)
Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4 - 4.4.2 stock
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