I thought mine were bad yesterday. I'm still registering 1Mbps here in rural BFE, but that seems to drop everyday. Sad because VZW was really solid here, but I saw it coming for a while.
In my area (Metro Atlanta) the Verizon 3G data speeds have taken a drastic nosedive over the past year or so to the point where it's basically useless. A year ago I was able to get 1.5 Mbps to 2.5 Mbps almost anywhere I went. Now, I am lucky to break 300 kbps unless it's very late at night. The slow speeds aren't isolated to one area I've experienced the same terrible speeds in Midtown, Buckhead, Alpharetta, Marietta, Kennesaw, Hiram, Dallas, Villa Rica, Douglasville, Newnan, Columbus, Dawsonville, Tallapoosa, and many other areas. Everyone I know with a 3G phone or aircard is getting the same horrible speeds as I am. It's very clear that Verizon has oversold their network in this area and is doing nothing to fix the issues. It reminds me of what happened to AT&T around here until they decided to heavily improve their network and bring 3G speeds back to where they should be. Verizon needs to realize that a HUGE majority of their customers are still on their 3G network and will be for a long time so they can't just stop investing in it.
They are doing something about it though. They are getting everyone to move to tiered plans so they aren't trying to stream HD Netflix 22 hours a day and compete with their friends on how much data they can use.
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Let's start a petition to ban the iphone.
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Yep, same here. 0.75mbps is common maybe 1-ish off peak. They are oversold big time, every Tom, ****, and Harry is on EVDO streaming Netflix I guess :-)
iPhone users were the worst customers I had to deal with anyways while working at tech support, the most arrogant, rude, obnoxious when their precious "god" phone wasn't working up to snuff. Its thanks to that damn phone that carriers are screwing their customers more lately due to Apple screwing them over subsidies. I really hate that phone so much.
This thread wasn't created to start a flaming war against the iPhone.... The iPhone has nothing to do with Verizon's 3G network going to crap other than the fact that they selling significantly more 3G iPhone's than all 4G devices combined because apparently most people prefer the iPhone to Android. They should be investing in network improvements to keep up with demand rather than sitting back doing nothing but investing in a 4G network that most customers don't use or care about.
I will say that I just moved to L.A., and the southland is one of their better performing areas. I was sitting in traffic on the 405 (what else is new) and had a small buffering problem on a song, but other than that, I've found the network to perform admirably.
Time to discover Metrolink, Amtrak California and Metrorail. The new Expo Line is about to open to Culver City by the way, the next phase takes it to Santa Monica.
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For the metrolink, I'm probably more likely to gnaw my own leg off than ride public transit--especially in Los Angeles. Though, in addition to the hardtop convertible I took out here, I did just buy a Volt, so I get solo carpool lane access, lots of free parking, and it is green (to appease those who might care). Kinda takes all the reasons to ride public transit away.
Oh, and to keep this remotely on topic--all of the areas mentioned for Metrolink and rail are covered by LTE and most perform pretty well on 3G.
Verizon offers great speeds in Atlanta, you just have to have a capable device. The same thing if your using a GSM only device on AT&T, duh you won't get fast speeds but they offer a faster network. Just like when the first iPhone was released.
Those speeds aren't bad if you were on Sprint.