-I have recently purchased the Wilson Sleek 4G-V antenna booster system with the home office adapter kit for my droid razr.
-I live in a rural area with maximum DSL download speed of 1 MB per second, and use my razr's mobile hotspot to broadcast to a "WiFi
as WAN" router which allows my desktop and laptop computers reasonable speeds.
-I live about 2.5 miles away from the nearest tower, and without the booster system, my phone achieves -95 dbm, with download speeds ranging between 8 and 12 MB per second, and upload speeds between 3 and 6 MB per second.
-With the Wilson system, I get down to -72 dbm, and my upload speeds range between 15 and 17 MB per second. However, paradoxically,my download speed slows to between 5and 10 MB per second.
-I contacted Wilson customer support, and they were great, and I've even tried one of their Yagi antennas specific for 4G LTE data (13 dbm boost), which got my phone down to -62 dbm. Once again, my upload speeds were very fast but my download speeds were actually slower.
-I have manipulated multiple variables, including refreshing what tower my phone connects to, and multiple reboots. In addition, I have the 3G/4G optimizer app, and manipulating the phones antenna power settings and whether download or upload speed is optimized did not seem to help. The
Bionic TCP buffer app and other 4G booster apps did not seem to affect this issue at all.
-When I am in town, and my phone picks up -72 dbm or so (-69 dbm is the fastest I've ever connected naturally), my download speeds are in the mid-20s, sometimes peaking at 30. My upload speeds are in the high teens and occasionally reaching 20.
-Neither Verizon nor Wilson customer support has any idea why this is occurring. Verizon has sent me a new Sim card which I have not yet installed.
-My razr was bought approximately one year ago and came with gingerbread, which I rooted, then I unrooted and rerooted for ice cream sandwich, and most recently installed the jellybean update, and finally rooted this. I haven't had any serious problems with my phone along the way.
-I'm very encouraged by the potential of the Wilson system I have, and debating whether to return it just in case it might really work well with my next device. I am curious if anyone has any additional ideas why this might be occurring or what can be done about it, or if anyone has had a similar experience.
-Thanks for your attention and input