Hello, I spent an hour looking for more posts on this issue and only get 4G or wifi specific, but I was wondering if anyone has been having similar issues as mine;
When in 4g, I can not stream data reliably. What I mean by that is I get excellent data throughput, but its very very "jittery" So I can be using a low (well lower than some media) bandwidth app like Sirius radio, Pandora, or even Google navigator, and will have major issues with data dropout. It will play a song for about 30 seconds, then a 30 second pause while it tries to pick the stream back up and it will do this almost 100% of the time. With YouTube, it will fly through and get at least 30 seconds of the video in an instant, then when my viewing catches up, it takes about a minute for it to grab the next 30 seconds and so on. When I switch to 3g, streams and YouTube work great! I'm confused as to the point of 4G if you get data bursts of 12mbs, then Zero! What practical application does that have?
I use Verizon, and am lucky enough to have upgraded in time to maintain my unlimited data... I live in the metro Milwaukee area and have a consistent 4 bar signal sometimes 3 when driving around the city.
To better illustrate my issue, I used "speedtest" and when I run it I get a huge burst for about 12mbs, then it looses connection about 50% of the time before the test even completes!
Anyone having similar issues? Has anyone found a way to resolve this issue?
I have basically been using my phone on 3g since 4G is completely unreliable. (I get about 2o0kbps - 550kbps on 3g with 4 bars)
In fact I don't really see the point of 4G anymore since Verizon has implemented the bandwidth caps and tiered plans... I mean you used 4G to its potential you could only get 10 minutes of full bandwidth use until you were over your cap.
Also, I have the MAXX, and I am lucky if I get 12 hours of standard use with no streaming... How the F... did the testers get 12 hours of video time on netflix?