3G slower by the day...

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  1. iteration2

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    Same in northern NJ

    Up until a couple months ago, I routinely got around 1000 kb/sec (according to speedtest). It's gotten steadily slower over the past couple months. I ran a test last night at 3AM, and was getting around 50kb/sec, and in the middle of the day it's often slower.

    Clearly, Verizon has done nothing to scale their infrastructure to keep up with their inflated customer base, and with the huge demand for the Droid X, this will likely only get worse.

    I wonder if there are any regulations whatsoever to enforce whether or not wireless companies actually deliver the services that you sign entirely one-sided contracts to get the "privilege" to pay through the teeth for. Doesn't seem like it...
     
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    Just tried it. Now I'm getting even slower DL speeds (24 kbps). Upload speeds are just fine (almost 700 kbps), so it's not a tower reception issue. There's just no downstream bandwidth to be had...
     
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    I now have no 3g at my house. Only 1x.... Its ridiculous... Customer service talked to me for abt an hour to tell me I dropped my phone or got it wet..... Its not "their fault"
     
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    anyone else notice 3g getting slower and slower?

    I've had my Droid 1 for about 6 months now. when I first hgot it I would see a lot of speed tests above 2meg down and almost never any less than 1meg. but pta dropped off a lot. now I can hardly get .5 as good and as I type this my last few tests are less than .1. been like that all day. even thou I have 2 to 3 bars and 3g. these look worse that tmobile edge numbers I used to get.


    seems to me that the greatest network is falling on its face here in Tampa.

    I've tried different base bands over the time and never noticed much difference. as well as #228 update roaming.

    any chance this is just my phone?
     
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    Mine are fine from one side of NC to the other.
     
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    what kinda speeds fall under fine? are you getting over 1meg down? everywher?
     
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    800Kbps to 3Mbps usually. This is fine for me at-least.
     
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    probably there is so many more ppl on verizon smart phones than last year
     
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    wow.. I'd call that really good. anything around 1meg and my phone is happy. get Dow under like .3 and it lags badly, kills the battery fast and gets hot trying to surf on it.


    wish I could get your speeds here. I've never seen 3meg even on my WiFi. even thou I have on other WiFi, mine just hates my phone. lol
     
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    that's what I was thinking..
     
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    If it's killing your battery it sounds like you're switching between 3G and 1X a lot. You said you updated your roaming, and since you had good signal at one time the only thing I can imagine is physical interference (cases and the like) or just server load. It could be your radio is bad but I've never really seen a case of that and couldn't tell you.
     
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    I blame everyone that tethers for free, ruining it for others
     
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