Your general data speeds

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid Bionic' started by hAHAha Halo, Jun 8, 2012.

  1. hAHAha Halo

    hAHAha Halo Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2010
    Messages:
    225
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +7
    I'm having to turn off data for the rest of the month because I was having so much fun watching the needle hit the red zone and 20MBS on Speed Test that I forgot those 'tests' were adding up on my data.. I have unlimited data, but my monthly plan started 2 days ago and I'm already over 1GB of usage, that's why I'm going to turn off data for the month.

    So just curious, what's your guy's data speeds? I was hitting consistent 18MBS/15MBS up and down speeds on 2 bars of 4G, I'm wondering what 3 or 4 bars does. I'm also thinking of going on a walk over the summer now, using the SpeedTest app to figure out where this 4G tower is, like a scavenger hunt.
     
  2. ryanr509

    ryanr509 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2012
    Messages:
    124
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +3
    Why would u shut data off if u have unlimited? I was in the Seattle are this last weekend and my best 4g speed was 19mbps down and 9.5mbps up with a 35ms ping and with 4 bars
     
  3. whomhead

    whomhead Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2012
    Messages:
    43
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Location:
    Granger, IN
    Ratings:
    +1
    I'm usually in the 20 down / 10 up range here in South Bend, IN.

    The fastest test result I've had so far is 43.6 down.

    If you're unlimited, its silly to shut off your data. No reason to do so.
    If you're really worried about it, just go all 3G for a while.
     
  4. Speeding Wheels

    Speeding Wheels Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2009
    Messages:
    1,555
    Likes Received:
    16
    Trophy Points:
    68
    Location:
    Detroit - in da burbs!
    Ratings:
    +16
    Suburbs of Detroit here...

    typical readings are just under 30down and right around 20 up.
     
  5. Speeding Wheels

    Speeding Wheels Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2009
    Messages:
    1,555
    Likes Received:
    16
    Trophy Points:
    68
    Location:
    Detroit - in da burbs!
    Ratings:
    +16
  6. Parawood

    Parawood Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2010
    Messages:
    34
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Location:
    South Jersey
    Ratings:
    +0
    Tower Locator

    Using an app called Open Signal shows you where the towers are.
     
  7. bobbyp

    bobbyp Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2012
    Messages:
    73
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Ratings:
    +3
    In Boise and surrounding suburbs I get 20 up and 15 down on a regular basis. My best was 38 which is very nice.

    Reverse the up and down speeds...duh
     
  8. TOMMYBOT

    TOMMYBOT Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2011
    Messages:
    501
    Likes Received:
    38
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Ratings:
    +38
    My best is near the tower 27down 23up. On my side of Coronado I her 5-9down 3 up. We need another tower >.>

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Tapatalk 2
     
  9. Fonzz

    Fonzz Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2009
    Messages:
    167
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +8
    I'm thinking he meant "had" unlimited data, it's the only way the sentence would make sense...
     
  10. aaf709

    aaf709 Nice Guy
    Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2009
    Messages:
    4,180
    Likes Received:
    49
    Trophy Points:
    178
    Location:
    So Cal
    Ratings:
    +49
    In San Diego, in the high twenties down and in the middle teens going up. But when I'm downloading an app from the <gag> Play Store, it's more like 5 MBps with bursts to 9 MBps and sometimes only 1 MBps. I'm getting those readings from the System app. I tend to think of Speedtest like Bonneville, great to show a top end speed, but you probably won't see it on the LA freeway during rush hour. I'm still able to steam a movie from Netflix, which is good enough for me.

    AFAIK, the bars give the strength of the cell network (aka your phone signal) and nothing to do with 3G or 4G.

    View attachment 50853
     
    #10 aaf709, Jun 8, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2012
  11. Bionic_Racer

    Bionic_Racer Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2012
    Messages:
    355
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    USA
    Ratings:
    +1
    Im still envious of you ppl living in areas with 4G coverage! I have yet to experience 4g yet. Sucks but at least i have wifi.
     
  12. matjmonk

    matjmonk Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2011
    Messages:
    182
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Central VA
    Ratings:
    +5
    Well, I have "sometimes" 4g at home and fairly solid 4g at work but no high-speed internet at home!! that seriously is a pain!!!!!!!