902 Update - Download speed is terrible

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  1. mandragora

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    Just got the update and I am getting .5mb downloads where I was getting 10mb. Upload is fine. I did not check prior to the update if the speed was OK though so I don't know for sure if it is the phone or the network. I have a friend getting the same results right next to me.

    I did a battery pull and restarted but I have the same results. Anyone else seeing this?
     
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    I tested speeds over WiFi, 4g and 3g and all were in range. If you and your friend sitting next to you are both having the same issue, it could be a temporary problem with your local tower.

    For reference:

    4g: 11.29Mbps down, 9.80Mbps up
    3g: 1.81Mbps down, 0.69Mbps up
    WiFi: 9.35Mbps down, 4.10Mbps up
     
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    It took about 15 - 20 min to doownload the update so that could indicate it was slow before we started. How long did it take others to download the update?
     
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    Chill out tin hat... Just did the download test got 13447, even above your "10 mb" ... He is a troubleshooting clue... If both your friend and you gave the same download speed... There has to be a connecting factor... That would be the network.....
     
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    I wasnt paying full attention to download time but it couldn't have been more than 10 mins based on what i was doing at the time
     
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    If your tower is still pushing out that update to people in your area the tower is probably slashdotted. Give it a few hours.

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    Have tried several downloads at different times this am and speeds were very fast. Very impressed on 4g and data.
     
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    Probably just a tower issue. At my house I could only get around 8-10 dl speed on 4G, now I am pushing 30mb/s. Maybe the towers got upgraded simultaneously with the downgrade of yours.

    Either way 4G coverage is not what we are all used to with 3g. There is just going to be some spotty signal for at least another year or two on LTD.

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    POST .902 update:

    4G: none in my area
    3G: 0.56Mbps down, 0.61Mbps up
    Wifi: 13.79Mbps down, 4.24Mbps up


    WTF is up with my 3G?!?!?!? ARGH!!! I've already had to restart my phone twice on phone calls due to such bad service. (It switched to Extended Network). I've been at home the whole time, where I usually have GREAT service.


    UPDATE


    I gave it a little bit and got:

    4G: none in my area
    3G: 2.00Mbps down, 0.86Mbps up Tower issues maybe?
    Wifi: 13.79Mbps down, 4.24Mbps up
     
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    4G: Not in 4G area now
    3G: 2.45Mbps down, .83Mbps up
    WiFi: 12.41Mbps down, .99Mbps up

    3G seems consistently slow with everyone, as I posted in another thread regarding data signal full-time blue(like mine) where before it was only blue occasionally:
    Since blue means connected to Google servers, maybe they are polling everyones phones to gather info on the soak/rollout and hogging bandwith causing slow connections?
     
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    At lunch I left my office and drove a couple of miles and my DL speed went back up to 16mb, so the problem was in my office.