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    Slow data speeds on 4g cleared by reboot

    Recently I've been experiencing slow data speeds on 4g - speed test says ~300-512kb/s - after my phone has been on for at least a day. If I reboot my phone, the speeds return to normal. Has anybody else experienced something similar? I'm at about 6GB, so if I was on 3g I could be being throttled, but the phone is definitely connected to 4g. Traffic Monitor doesn't show anything monopolizing the bandwith either. Any thoughts? I find it very strange that a reboot clears the issue too.
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    I went into my local VZW store this week asking about this exact thing. It was odd to me that the data rate seemed to be limited to either 300 kb/s or 600 kb/s. It also didn't seem 100% consistent - like it was a tower related problem. But, I would test via speedtest.net when I had 4 bars of 4GLTE coverage, and it was often getting only 600 kb/s.

    So, I asked about any "throughput caps" for customers with unlimited plans that go over 2 GB of data per billing cycle. The CSR indicated that there was no cap - and that actually 2.8 GB in a month wasn't "excessive" - he had seen where some users were in the 100GB per month range, and for those (top x%) users, there "might be" some type of limit.

    But, back to the problem. We did a battery pull and changed the server on speedtest. One of those changes ended up putting me back into the 12 mb/s range. However, testing it again now, I see that I'm back down in to the 600 kb/s range.
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    I woke up to no data at all yestrrday morning but had my 4g back by afternoon. I have notice that it seems to take a while for apps to connect sometimes and the internet can be slow too. I have no clue as to whats been going on lately. Hopefully someone knows though.

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    It really only started happening after the last update, so it's probably related to that.
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    I have noticed my entire phone slows down if I don't reboot on a regular basis

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    Which firmware are you on? 902, 893, etc?
    Next time instead of a full reboot, try just turning airplane mode on then off, it will basically reset all of the radios without resetting any of the software. If you still have slow 4g after that, you'll know its not a firmware or hardware problem, and an app or something else is causing it.
    Also you should take into consideration peak usage hours; people might be using their phones more once they get off work.

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    Also, I usually keep my phone running for weeks at a time and don't notice it running any slower at all.

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    I'm only at 15 hours of uptime right now, but here are my 4g speeds with one bar of 4g:
    http://www.speedtest.net/android/144161358.png

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    902 started this for me. For the last two days, the issue seems to have ended. I'm getting about 20Mbps down now. That's OK.

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    After 5 days it happened again. I toggled airplane mode and the issue persisted. Reboot cleared it. Anyone found out anything new? I'm just running the latest stock firmware.
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