3G speed test, why so slow (0.5 Mbps)?

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  1. metroplex

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    I have a Droid2 running 3G in SE Michigan and at my3gspeed and speedtest, the download speed is always around 0.5 Mbps. With WiFi, that is around 40 Mbps. Do I need to tweak something or download an app?
     
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    There is nothing that I know of that you need to tweak. I would call verizon to see if there is a problem in your area. What are your upload speeds?
     
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    I did a bunch of speed tests last night in the SF bay area, and was getting the same 0.5Mb. A couple months ago, I was getting triple that.

    Seems like Verizon's network is starting to get a little crowded, maybe?
     
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    About 0.4-0.5 Mbps, not fast either.
    Wiki says 3G should allow up to about 2 Mbps, and I understand that this isn't going to be the case all the time, but I keep getting "capped" at about 0.5 Mbps downstream even in more populated areas closer to Detroit. My 3G bars are always at about 4 bars.
     
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    Capacity?
    Away from home I used to get about 1mbps but now run about 700-900 but let me get into a less crowded area and I'm zooming at 1.5+mbps. At home I run about 25kbps or worse due to signal. Needless to say I wifi at home

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    ya ever since i switched over to the droid 2 my speed tests have been like that. Alot of the time when i'm tethering it goes slow too, like i can stream a video without it buffering more a little ways in.
     
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    Just checked and found my Droid 2 was 0.45 mbps. I am in Ohio, south of Columbus. What is normal 3g speed? I like my browser speed compared to my last cell, a Titanium Voyager, lol.
     
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    D2 in SoCal...

    1.10 MB/s down
    .65 MB/s up
     
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    Yeah well I only get ~360kbps, and that's on wifi..

    Sent from my Droid
     
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    This has happened to me to and including swear It's froyo or some bs. Verizon is up to because my wifi use to be so much faster and I don't think my router is any slower because my computer isn't slowing down.

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    Well my internet is just THAT slow...
     
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    Yah i just did the my3gspeed test on my D2 and i got the 0.5 also. Im up in seattle but when i did the speedtest results the other day it was like 1.10 it gave me Kansas as my city so VZW but be located there.

    I always have 3g on my phone, sometime its goes into 1X depending on cell coverage where im at.
     
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    I just ran a test and got 2.24mbps down .88mbps up in Central Fla, so I don't think there is any kind of synthetic cap being implemented here...just that all of your locations are below average perhaps?

    Signal Stength is at -78dBm also.
     
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    That's messed up.
     
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