Carrier T-Mobile LTE slow down?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Han Solo 1, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. Han Solo 1 macrumors 6502

    Mar 12, 2013
    Hi everyone,

    I'm on an LG G2 at the moment and thinking of going to the 5s because of a very frustrating issue.

    Seems that if I download anything that is large (about 50mb or over) on LTE, it will go pretty fast (will download about half) before it slows down to literally a few kb per second.

    Anyone experiencing this with the 5s?

    T-Mobile only, please.
  2. Ungibbed macrumors 6502


    Dec 13, 2010
    I have an iPhone 5 with T-Mobile and LTE has been fantastic with it and my unlimited data/tethering included with my plan. I've streamed Netflix to my wifi iPad with no troubles at all. 5 or 5S, sure there's a big leap in performance but with your current phone, it may be the hardware getting too hot and slowing the connection (does it read 4G or EDGE?) or it may be related to your service plan or poor signal

    I don't know much at all about your phone, so much of this is theory. My iPhone gets quite warm when used as a mobile hotspot, but never had my speed suddenly drop at all.
  3. T4R06 macrumors 65816

    Oct 8, 2007
    good thing about t-mobile is they are saying you only have 2.5gb mobile hotspot but you know im on my 19gb on this month for mobile hotspot and i dont notice any slowdown
  4. Takenlife macrumors member

    Sep 25, 2012

    oh yeah what about overage charge?
  5. Col Ronson macrumors 6502a

    Aug 7, 2008
    Tmobile doesn't have overage charges; at least for the newer simple choice plans.

    When i do a speedtest, sometimes it will hit 30-40Mbps for the first 90% of the test and then drop all of the sudden.
  6. JackieInCo Suspended

    Jul 18, 2013
    Not sure why, but I have had this happen with AT&T while on LTE as well. AT&T seems much worse with this.
  7. siurpeeman macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2006
    the OC
    the same thing happens to me using a nexus 5 on t-mobile. sometimes i'll be updating an app or downloading a podcast, and the first couple megabytes will go quick as expected but then crawl to just a couple kb/s. frustrating. it isn't all the time either. just yesterday, i downloaded a couple hundred megabytes in podcasts like it was nothing.

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