Verizon 4G is terrible

Discussion in 'Samsung Galaxy Nexus' started by iWordplay, Aug 3, 2012.

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    My Nexus is downloading at 3 mbp while in 4G. It says I have full bars pretty much all day long. So I'm just wondering is this a Verizon issue or my ROM? I'm running Razors Jelly 2.6.
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    Full bars doesn't guarantee fast speeds. There are tons of variables that come into play with internet connectivity, signal strength is just one of the many. It could be a Verizon issue definitely. It could be congestion on the network/tower in your area. It could be a problem with the host you are connecting to for downloads/speed tests, or a bad hop between you and that host. Among a list of many other things.

    Your custom ROM should have little, if anything to do with your download speeds.

    Side note, I don't trust the speeds that the speedtest app in the market gives if you are using that. I have been able to get better, and what I consider more accurate, results using a different options. Speakeasy's website offering isn't bad. Another option, which I do on my desktop quite often, is to download a Linux distro via torrent (which is doable on a phone). Note that with the torrent you may have to give it a few minutes to connect to seeders and get up to speed, so if you aren't on unlimited this may not be a good idea. But theoretically if you are on a well seeded distro, you would take the host issues out of the picture.
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    This.
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    Excellent answer by Cup.
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    How about dslreports.com. They have speed tests there and all the computations are done there as well.

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