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    Tracfone VRZ no longer throttled??

    I've been reading about other VRZ mvno customers speculating that VRZ has dropped or modified their throttling of 5mb. I just got on the TF/VRZ network yesterday and have been able to only run 1 speedtest. I got a surprising 17mb D/L. Has anyone else on the TF/VRN network noticed this?.

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    Still throttled to 5Mb/down on my Moto Z -- just ran a speed test.
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    Still 5MB here

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    What results do you get today since others are still getting 5Mb/s down?

    Quote Originally Posted by ces1948 View Post
    I've been reading about other VRZ mvno customers speculating that VRZ has dropped or modified their throttling of 5mb. I just got on the TF/VRZ network yesterday and have been able to only run 1 speedtest. I got a surprising 17mb D/L. Has anyone else on the TF/VRN network noticed this?.

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    I got another 17 mbps today at another location. I try to only test at locations showing signal strength of under 105 db. Can't test from home because all signals are weak here.

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    You ready for this? Verizon B4 AWS tower at 107dBm. TracFone Galaxy Core Prime. Will not do it again because the data use was 134 MB for those tests.

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    I've also been fooling around with a Android app called open signal which seems to give a lot of info about connections including comparisons of carriers. It seems to use less data on these speedtests.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ces1948 View Post
    I've also been fooling around with a Android app called open signal which seems to give a lot of info about connections including comparisons of carriers. It seems to use less data on these speedtests.
    There was talk about the expense of using Ookla when LTE came to TracFone. It is a timed test, so the faster the throughput - the more data is being used. OpenSignal recommends their Meteor app for speed tests. There are others, but I don't remember which.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...nnection.speed

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    Open signal has a built in speedtest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whacker View Post
    Holy s**t Loboheeler! Pigs have flown!
    The speeds I posted are in the range of Verizon LTE Advanced. If so, I am very surprised my lowly Galaxy Core Prime can access this. The clue here is the B4 AWS tower. These are small cell boosters usually used in urban areas for high demand. This a a fairly small town 50 miles from urban cities. Using an LTE A tower here would not strain it, so very fast speeds.

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    I tried another location today and got 14.2 mbps down. This test used 33mb on the Open Signal app built in speed test. The d/l surely don't seem to be throttled to 5mbps as in the past.

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    One more test while parked in front of the Vrz store. 58.3mbps down. This test used 114mb so probably done with tests for now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ces1948 View Post
    Open signal has a built in speedtest.
    Tried again today using the OpenSignal speed test. Same phone and location. Down 35.5 /up 2.9. Data use seems as high as with Ookla Speedtest. There is another tower other side of town that had been read before as an LTE 700, and not a B4 AWS. I may try that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ces1948 View Post
    One more test while parked in front of the Vrz store. 58.3mbps down. This test used 114mb so probably done with tests for now.
    Yes, this testing does cost some. What phone model are you using?

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