I was having trouble near chinatown too. Was there just after the storm and was getting 1000kbps down. highly unusual for me.
Call tech support and have them fix the tower.
The slow downs I am referring to slow the web to the point that no web pages will load and it is impossible to do a speed test. Which apn is fastest and most stable? Thank you
Do you have opera mobile? I have had the same issues where my Android phone. It would go from a fast connection to no connection then back to a fast connection after rebooting my phone.
I know this is not a network issue because relatives with the same phone on Tmobile standing near me have fast data when I lose my connection. I use opera mobile and am not sure if it is a problem with Operad servers or my phone.
I have been experiencing some problems myself. I generally get perfect coverage in my area, and but recently whenever I enter into an HSPAP:15(HSPA+ I think?) area my speeds drop down drastically even with full bars.
These are my before and after speed tests.
I changed the APN when in HSPA+ areas but this has not remedied the issue.
I am on T-Mobile prepaid and unsure if I have to call them to enable an account feature.
Plan: T-Mobile $30 unlt. 4g
Phone: Galaxy Nexus
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Also experiencing the same issue in downtown Pittsburgh. I'm using all the stock settings on my sensation and when I'm at work is like edge speeds or slightly better when browsing. Maybe 200kbps like when 3g just rolled out.
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Pitt is close to a "refarmed" place. Maybe that's why.
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Or maybe I'm thinking Philly. Sorry.
Well I have been able to rule out a network issue. My problem with data stopages is either a problem with my phone 9 Samsung Galaxy S 4g running 2.3.6 stock unrooted ) or a problem with opera. Does anyone have any ideas? These data stopages occur several times a day and i end up pulling the battery.
Further testing showed me that my data (everywhere in NYC) is routed via a Philadelphia server and maxes out at 8mbps. Before that my data was routed via a New Jersey server and I could easily see speeds well above 8mbps, more like 16mbps for that matter. So, either the NJ data server is being worked on or T-Mobile has decided to put their prepaid users (at least here in NYC) on the Philadelphia server and now caps them at 8mbps.
As for the app that I mentioned, it also has a network refresh option that will connect you to the best cellphone tower or simply refresh your connection. I use it rather than having to do a battery pull or rebooting the phone each time.
It can be found in the Play Store.
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I had a Samsung galaxy s 4g. Got rid of it for exactly your issue. It's amazing how much faster my amaze was vs. My s 4g downloading things.
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