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

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid 2' started by metroplex, Sep 17, 2010.

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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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    [​IMG]

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    Yeah well I only get ~360kbps, and that's on wifi..

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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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    Speed Test

    I know with my Droid X speeds where not that bad. But I had to give it up because in my area of S. CA calls where dropping way too much (home). I had to go back to AT&T because they had better coverage here. Even though Verizon said a tower was near me, calls kept dropping. Yet, same place AT&T works. O well.
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    19.42Mbps (Down) .92Mbps (Up) WiFi
    3.07Mbps (Down) 1.21Mbps (Up) 3G
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    My 3G speeds are still in the .5 Mbps download speed and I have a Droid2 non-global.
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    Im in NE Ohio and I've had instances lately where I have 3-4 bars and it shows my speed to be around 3-400 kbps. Even in areas that I remember to be around 1-1.5Mbps test at 600-700K now. If and when the iPhone hits Verizon the network os going to become almost useless.

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    I will be at full bars with "3G" on the taskbar, and it will show download speeds of about 0.3-0.5 Mbps MAX. My upload speeds are totally pitiful, at about 0.1-0.2 Mbps MAX. Southeast Michigan, populated urban area of Michigan. No tall buildings in sight, no hills or mountains, etc...
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    Just went to my3gspeed and I only got 0.22mbps down, that's total crap. I am only 3/4 of a mile from my house and with speedtest app I get 0.18mbps down and 0.35 mbps up. That's horrid. I used to get well over 1.5mbps down and 1mbps up on my droid before I upgraded to android 2.1.

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