Last edited by takeshi; 06-08-2010 at 07:32 AM.
What weirds me out is that for me, I was tooling along just fine till half a week ago. Now my speeds aren't just slow; they're non-existent. No download. Nada. It almost seems like it's spreading like some sort of download-less epidemic. For Pete's sake, I literally live right across the street from a Verizon Store!
I get variances as well. Have seen 2-2.5 mps on 3G at off-peak times, and maybe half that at busier times. Tested from the same area. In your case, signal strength could also factor in.
Got the same thing with WiFi at home. Have peaked at over 10mps, just the other day got around half that. I can test my laptop and get similar results, but like 8-9mps vs. 16+mps.
Sorry to resurrect this old thread, but I'm experiencing a similar issue. My wife just got a Droid X. We live in the Galleria area of Houston (actually closer to Greenway Plaza) and the 3G download speeds are consistently bad - typically 250-350 kbps. In fact, upload speeds are consistently 2-3 times faster. And my iPhone on AT&T is about 8-10 times faster at the same location.
Is anyone else still experiencing slow downloads in this area, and is there anything that can be done?
You can try rooting and installing the unthrottled mod.
Right now there may be problems with the 3G network due to the the LTE rollout.
For comparison the connection at my house is so bad I can have 4 bars and my 3G will cut out every 5-10 seconds.
Just like Real Estate, Location, Location, Location. I would suggest on your way home one morning in you POV you drive close to a tower and run the test. (Parked of course)
Ur results can then be compared to when you are in a Squad car and at home.