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VZW LTE disgraceful speeds

13th January 2014, 12:45 AM |#1  
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Wow. Definitely going to TMo. I'm literally standing right next to a tower

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13th January 2014, 12:52 AM |#2  
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Did you try a different testing server?

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13th January 2014, 01:16 AM |#3  
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Several. This was the median test.

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13th January 2014, 02:21 AM |#4  
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I cant say why this is, but at my home out in the country side, I am about 1/8th mile from a tower - so pretty close. There I get about 10 Mbits . At my office near downtown Minneapolis, I get 30+ . All towers not created equally? I'm still on stock 4.2.2 fyi.
13th January 2014, 02:32 AM |#5  
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The one I tested is in a metro area. I'm assuming congestion. However i pay them big bucks. As i type this from the TMobile network lol

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13th January 2014, 03:05 AM |#6  
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@ home in CT and up in MA I get great up/down speeds. In NYC - Grand Central and downtown financial district its atrocious.
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I'd be thrilled if I got 5mbps reliably. There are locations in the DC metro area where I'm lucky to get 500kbps on LTE.

Signal strength isn't the issue. Speed is determined by a lot of factors, but I think it's usually limited by the number of users at a given time, or potentially by the backhaul in some locations.
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13th January 2014, 01:30 PM |#8  
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Absolutely no expert here..BUT..Is your slow speeds due to being to close to the tower, maybe over shooting you..because seems to me, the towers are designed to beam out for broader reception..maybe not down lower as much..just a thought..don't know how it all works.?

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Absolutely no expert here..BUT..Is your slow speeds due to being to close to the tower, maybe over shooting you..because seems to me, the towers are designed to beam out for broader reception..maybe not down lower as much..just a thought..don't know how it all works.?

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I could see that, if signal was lower as well. Seeing as it's pegged, I'm assuming I'm hitting that one.

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If you are that close to a tower then there's your problem. Those things aren't engineered for someone to be that close, its why they're usually someplace inaccessible.
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