Slow speed on Straight Talk in S. Florida

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by chestvrg, Dec 14, 2012.

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    chestvrg

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    Miami, Florida
    #1
    Is anyone else experiencing very slow Internet speeds. I'm in Miami and getting like 60kbps down sometimes 236kbps. This is not normal.
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    #2
    You're using a cell provider named straight talk.... what do you expect?

    Never had an issue crusing the streets of Miami with AT&T..... don't they use the same towers?
     
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    chestvrg

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    Miami, Florida
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    Yes they do. But I'm used to speeds b/t 2-3Mbps down, sometimes 4. I don't know what's going on now.
     
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    dictoresno

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    NJ
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    its called straight talk, not straight data for a reason.....jk.

    correct me if im wrong, but dont MVNO's get the bottom of the barrel when it comes to bandwidth on their host network? that could explain it. a majority of their bandwidth, depending on time and load, could be going to their post paid customers and leaving you with what little is left.
     
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    chestvrg

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    Location:
    Miami, Florida
    #5
    They finally fixed my Internet speeds. I called ST like three times, they did something in the background. I suspect they had mistakingly throttled my data, but they didn't want to say so.

    Look at my speeds now :)
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