Verizon data seriously slow?

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  1. MDTyKe macrumors regular

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    Hey

    Ive noticed the past few days that VZWs data has just been *incredibly* slow.

    Any ideas what I can do? Trying to figure out if it's merely a setting. Never had this issue with my Droid. It's so bad it's barely usable.
     

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  2. djinn macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, mines bad. Time for some WiFi. :)
     
  3. MDTyKe thread starter macrumors regular

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    It's so bad if it's like this in a few days I'm demanding compensation.
     
  4. Josh125 macrumors 6502

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    Mine is consistently around 1.5 - 2.0 Mbps. Not great but adequate for what I need it for.
     
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    Fortunately in my area Verizon is quite good. Not as fast as my AT&T service, but not bad at all.
     
  7. Jasmynp macrumors 6502

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    Im in DC with Verizon. I haven't had any issues. Not as fast as the 4G speed with the G2x that I had ion T-mobile, but not slow at all.
     
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  9. AppleFanatic10 macrumors 68030

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    That doesn't count since your using wifi. Turn the wifi off and do the speedtest with 3G only... There will be a HUGE difference.
     
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    TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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    Ahhh, ok, whoops! :eek: :p

    Hold on... ;)

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    That looks more like the other results...
     
  11. AppleFanatic10 macrumors 68030

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    I know they said that if you go over 2GB and your on the unlimited plan then they will throttle your data speeds for this month and next month. That could be why your speeds are slow.
     
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  13. Jimbo47 macrumors 6502a

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    It's actually been pretty snappy for me.

    Ran a couple speed tests earlier today at 7:50 , each one was in the 2.05-2.20 mbps range for downloading. Uploading was only .95 each time.
     
  14. AppleFanatic10 macrumors 68030

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    He got the message ;)
     
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    Did this a few days ago.
     

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  18. MDTyKe thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well I know I went over 2GB on the Unlimited plan; I hit 2.7.

    When I did call though they didn't mention anything about it.. and in viewing my account she said it seemed fine (I did ask about possible throttling)

    M
     
  19. djinn macrumors 68000

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    Just did a test and my fast data speeds have returned. Maybe something up with Verizon.
     
  20. MayBee macrumors 6502

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    yep, it is known that Verizon 3G network for iphone is SLOW...

    There are many articles in comparison with ATT, Verizon, and Sprint.

    Here is the ranking:

    1. ATT
    2. Verizon
    3. Sprint
     
  21. Dylatron2000 macrumors regular

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    I used to have great Verizon service at my house (or so it seemed), what happened?? :confused:
     

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  22. Beaverman3001 macrumors 6502

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    Uh not even close lol, of course it all depends on location.

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    photo by AppsUnraveled, on Flickr
     
  23. JrJ 15 macrumors member

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    Try dialing *228 and pressing 2 when prompted. Sometimes when my data is dog slow, this will work. It does a service update aka re-pinging available towers
     
  24. AppleFanatic10 macrumors 68030

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    You won't notice anything unless your in a congested site.. just looked up Verizon 3G throttling.. Here's what they said:

     

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