3g getting slower and slower, yet we pay the same...

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by Detonation, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. Detonation
    Offline

    Detonation Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2010
    Messages:
    932
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Ratings:
    +6
    When I got my OG Droid at launch, I was pulling down 3g speeds of at least 1.0Mbps, if not closer to 1.5Mbps. Now I am struggling to even get .5Mbps. I know its not my signal, because I live in a downtown area and can see the tower in the distance (about 3 miles away).

    Does anyone else think it's BS that Verizon continues to charge the same for their data plan, yet its getting slower and slower? I realize LTE will take care of this, but I shouldn't have to upgrade/pay to get acceptable speeds when I was getting them before at the same contracted price.
     
  2. tonydelite
    Offline

    tonydelite Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2010
    Messages:
    188
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Royal Oak, MI
    Ratings:
    +0
    I did a speed test last night and I got a little over 1Mbps. That's pretty normal for me.
     
  3. *22899
    Offline

    *22899 Premium Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2010
    Messages:
    519
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Ratings:
    +5
    Yea not sure, might be some other issue for you there. I'm up in the middle of nowhere Wisconsin and just check. Im still rocking just under 1.5.

    I've heard the signal is like getting a beer at a bar. If your some place with 1 bartender and 4 people service is fast and speedy, if your at a bar with 2 bartenders and 100 people service sucks. I'm guessing if your near milwaukee that the service has slowed with the addition of the iphone.
     
  4. ilikemoneygreen
    Offline

    ilikemoneygreen Silver Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2010
    Messages:
    2,578
    Likes Received:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    103
    Location:
    AZ, Superstition MTNs!
    Ratings:
    +15
    I live in a medium populated area and get 700ish kb/s. I really do think the area your in has to do with it, especially how many people weigh down the network in the area. Maybe yours just got more Vz customers overtime?
     
  5. kptphalkon
    Offline

    kptphalkon Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2010
    Messages:
    1,380
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Ratings:
    +6
    I live at the tail end/beginning of Parma and North Royalton in Ohio....I used to live in Lakewood.

    This parma/n. royalton area has a smaller pop. density and below average reception coverage, I'm lucky to get between .6 and .8 mbps. I understand the signal quality has a lot to play for, but my dBm averages -80. Not too bad

    Lakewood is small, overcrowded, and surrounded by cleveland and cleveland suburbs, yet on a typical day I can see anything from 1.4 to 2.3 mbps.
     
  6. dfuser312553
    Offline

    dfuser312553 Silver Member

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2010
    Messages:
    2,078
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Ratings:
    +0
    I never get close to 1mbs
     
  7. jeffv2
    Offline

    jeffv2 Developer Developer

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2010
    Messages:
    1,240
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    south jersey
    Ratings:
    +0
    I was getting about 2-3 mbps before feburary 12th... now I get about .3 mbps. I'm going to say its because the massive amount of iphone users.

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
     
  8. ilikemoneygreen
    Offline

    ilikemoneygreen Silver Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2010
    Messages:
    2,578
    Likes Received:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    103
    Location:
    AZ, Superstition MTNs!
    Ratings:
    +15
    Id take 1.4mbs .... Im definitely be jealous over that.
     
  9. sirdroid
    Offline

    sirdroid Member

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2010
    Messages:
    60
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0
    I agree with you 100%. It's getting quite frustrating using internet on the phone and I am paying $60 on a family plan.
     
  10. ilikemoneygreen
    Offline

    ilikemoneygreen Silver Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2010
    Messages:
    2,578
    Likes Received:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    103
    Location:
    AZ, Superstition MTNs!
    Ratings:
    +15
    Wow dude, that would be lots of iphones. Your phone ok? .3 is like barely even a connection. I dont think i could do much with that.
     
  11. kptphalkon
    Offline

    kptphalkon Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2010
    Messages:
    1,380
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Ratings:
    +6
    And how can people even complain or remedy this issue? Throttle hacks give inconsistent results and need to be tailor made for each phone model, and there is never a guarantee given by VZW about your speeds ;)
     
  12. ilikemoneygreen
    Offline

    ilikemoneygreen Silver Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2010
    Messages:
    2,578
    Likes Received:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    103
    Location:
    AZ, Superstition MTNs!
    Ratings:
    +15
    Lol, if Vz guaranteed the speeds they would be wrong all the time. Even if they really meant it, it would be so hard to get consistent speeds for a specific customer with so many variables.
     
  13. TheOldFart
    Offline

    TheOldFart Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2009
    Messages:
    963
    Likes Received:
    27
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    New York State
    Ratings:
    +27
    I just ran speedtest. The default server location is Clifton, NJ. It is about 130 miles away. I got 124 kbps down and 187 up. Then I changed to the server in NYC. It is about 144 miles away. I got 2232 kbps down and 846 up. That is just 2 minutes apart. Try a couple of different server locations and see how much of a difference it makes. I also got slow speeds with the default server a couple of days ago, but did not try any other locations.
     
  14. jeffv2
    Offline

    jeffv2 Developer Developer

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2010
    Messages:
    1,240
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    south jersey
    Ratings:
    +0
    lol i am about to just throw my phone out the window...
    -3g speeds are so bad i cant download apps... (everyone that lives near me has a F****** iphone)
    -3g looses connection all the time. (because cm7)
    -wifi barely work on my phone & never has.. ( wireless n router @ 5ghz)

    none of this was a problem a few months ago before the iphone...
     
  15. WugFresh
    Offline

    WugFresh Developer Developer

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2010
    Messages:
    587
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +1
    You guys using no throttle modified services.jar?

    {{ WugFresh }}
     
Search tags for this page

3g getting slower

,
didl get 3g
,
has 3g got slower
,
has 3g gotten slower
,

is 3g getting slower

,
ntc 3g getting slow
,
verizon 3g gets slow
,
verizon 3g service is getting slower
,
why is at&t 3g speed getting slower
,
will 3g get slower