Resolved Speed Up iPhone 4S Cellular speed

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  1. 4GLTE lover, May 30, 2013
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    4GLTE lover macrumors member

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    Is there any possible way to speed up IPhone 4S cellular speed without Jailbreak? I am on Verizon and IOS 6.1.3 and have super slow 3G.
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    Nope. About 2.5Mbps is the most you'll get from Verizon's CDMA network.
     
  3. 4GLTE lover thread starter macrumors member

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    Are these decent results:

    Ping:139ms Download:0.68Mbps Upload:0.82Mbps
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    The ping is about right, but the transfer speeds are poor. Your tower may be congested and there's likely nothing wrong with your phone.
     
  5. 4GLTE lover thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks I am looking into upgrading to the IPhone 5S/6 (whatever they end up calling it) when it is released later this year. This way I will have 4GLTE
     
  6. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    That's about what I used to have on Verizon here in Denver and that was on a good day. It averaged about 0.00 the rest of the time. AT&T was about the same for me.
     
  7. 4GLTE lover thread starter macrumors member

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    I hate 3G...To think we thought this was so fast a few years ago.:rolleyes:
     
  8. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    I use my 4S on T-Mobile now and it's amazingly fast. When I put the sim in my 3GS, it makes me want to throw it against the wall.
     
  9. 4GLTE lover thread starter macrumors member

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    Does anyone know of a VPN Service that would speed up data speeds?
     
  10. Intell macrumors P6

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    A VPN service won't help. There just isn't room in the airwaves for more speed for your phone.
     
  11. 4GLTE lover thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks :) I can't wait till the new iphone
     
  12. cynics macrumors G4

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    Unfortunately the 4S is crippled by Verizon's CDMA network because they can't use HPSA+ like a lot of GSM networks have.

    I personally have a 4S on Verizon and if I were to ever recommend an iPhone to anyone it would be a Verizon iPhone 5 or GSM 4S or newer.
     
  13. ValerieDurden macrumors 6502a

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    Eh I average around 2.2Mbps on my iPhone 5 on 3G with Sprint on eHRPD with pings under ~100ms usually.
     
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    lmao
     
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    I'm sorry, did you mean to say you use Sprint's 3G network, or are you really on Verizon?

    In all seriousness, you should consider switching to ATT if you want good data speeds. Sure, AT&T has draconian policies, but so does Verizon.
     
  17. DcGamer05, May 30, 2013
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    I don't know I have a 4s on sprint and my 3G isn't too terrible probably tower congestion if u complain then at least complain to your carrier
    They can actually help you
    http://www.speedtest.net/iphone/555365442.png
     
  18. cynics, May 31, 2013
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    That's not too terrible hahah

    [​IMG]
     
  19. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    Depends on the bottleneck but even a JB won't help in most cases. You need to determine what's causing your poor speed. If it's the carrier's network then nothing you do on your phone will help. The chain is only as fast as the slowest link.
     
  20. 4GLTE lover thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm definitely on Verizon
     
  21. apollo1444 macrumors 65816

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    wow, can you do stuff with that?
     
  22. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    That's technology for ya, I remember when 56k modems were all the rage lol
     
  23. 4GLTE lover thread starter macrumors member

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    lol
     
  24. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    I had the worst speeds with Verizon on a 4S. AT&T was also garbage on a 4S. Finally on T-mobile, I have amazing speeds I can used for the first time in 6 years of iPhones.
     

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  25. BiggAW macrumors 68020

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    This is the dumbest thread. Modifying the phone obviously isn't going to make the network magically faster. DUH! Get an iPhone 5 if your iPhone 4S is too slow.
     

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