Verizon SG4 4g speed really slow.

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  1. john3453

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    Hello,
    I just got my s4 today and it is really slow downloading apps on 4g. It is slower than 3g to be honest. any fixes?
     
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    What are your speeds? Try downloading the speed test app and posting your results.

    Were your other phones OK?

    Sent from my XT926 using Xparent Cyan Tapatalk 2
     
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    I did a factory reset and now its fine. sorry to bother you
     
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    Lol no bother at all. That's what the forum is for. :)

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    Glad you got it... I did a double take when first seeing thread...Hope you enjoy the phone..

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    Glad you got it sorted out. :happy:

    My 4G speeds on this phone is much faster than they were on my Nexus.
     
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    Same issue here. Less than 1gb download speed. Tried a factory reset...doesn't seem to be fixing it. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. VZW help is very friendly, but this is his first call on this device. Would love to know if anyone else has the same issue...and a resolution.

    Ping:430 DL:133kbps UL:93kbps
    Ping:136 DL:1015kbps UL:283kbps

    So...very...frustrated...
     
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    lol i thought it was a joke when i saw 1GB but worst case they send you a new phone.
     
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    At the Verizon store about 90 minutes ago, running the Speed test vs my Bionic:

    S4
    ping 101
    down 23.25 mbps
    up 15.45 mbps

    Bionic
    ping 93
    down 23.12 mbps
    up 13.10 mbps

    4 minutes later
    Bionic
    ping 99
    down 18.07 mbps
    up 13.31 mbps
     
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    Issue solved!!!! Compliments of my local VZW kiosk. Some of the SG4s (just like the SG3s) are coming with "Global" in the preferred network mode. You just need to select LTE/CDMA and the issue gets solved. From home screen: option>>settings>>more networks>>mobile networks>>netowrk mode>>LTE/CDMA
     
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    My 4G LTE on verizon is stupid slow, slower then 3g for some reason and yes its on LTE/cdma, I dont want to do a factory reset if i dont need too.
     
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    Slow 4G

    Down Up Ping
    2.27Mbps 1.36Mbps 37ms
    1.24Mbps 1.56Mbps 41ms
    2.02Mbps 2.53Mbps 59ms

    In Washington D.C.

    Should I be getting numbers like this?
    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/samsung-galaxy-s4/245007-verizon-galaxy-s4-4g-lte-speed-test.html

    19.46Mbps 14.09Mbps 56ms

    Suggestions? Not on Global and a new sim card because of the slow speeds (apparently that did not help). I don't want to send it back just yet because I have a feeling that I won't be able to reuse my iloome screen protector.

    Cheers -
     
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