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    Fairly new to the whole smartphone world, but I just updated my APN settings from what AT&T set as default. Thanks to other users on this great site, I'm getting a lot better/faster data speeds.
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    Who needs LTE. Not bad for being in the sticks about 35 miles from nearest big city.

    Sent from my badass Nexus 4
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    COngrats!

    You must be near a good highway tower though.
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    Either way, it's still not bad where I am. Have learned alot from this forum. I dont reply/comment much, but am constantly on this site trying to absorb as much as possible.
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    Hm, I am not getting near that kind of speeds even with the updated APN. Did you call ATT to reconfigure your account for 4G non LTE phone?
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    No. I had an HTC Vivid, which was 4G/LTE. Just went into corporate store and got a micro sim card since the one from the Vivid was too big.
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    Quote Originally Posted by williams448 View Post
    No. I had an HTC Vivid, which was 4G/LTE. Just went into corporate store and got a micro sim card since the one from the Vivid was too big.
    OK than, I think it is just my area sucks big time, no matter what I do, I cant get more then 1.5 Mbps down.
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    What APN settings did you go with?
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    Default Re: Updated APN setting

    Quote Originally Posted by williams448 View Post
    Fairly new to the whole smartphone world, but I just updated my APN settings from what AT&T set as default. Thanks to other users on this great site, I'm getting a lot better/faster data speeds.
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    Who needs LTE. Not bad for being in the sticks about 35 miles from nearest big city.

    Sent from my badass Nexus 4
    I have a request for you Williams448, some people who use this phone on at&t are not able to use data while on a phone call. would you mind making a normal phone call while your wifi is off and trying to do a speed test while on the call?
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    Where is this on the phone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pugnuttt View Post
    Where is this on the phone?
    Settings--> Wireless & networks--> More--> Mobile networks--> Access Point Names

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    My test in my house is horrible. DL:1119kbps UL:393kbps PING:623ms. GEEZ!!! It's fabulous on my comcast wifi though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmiekain View Post
    I have a request for you Williams448, some people who use this phone on at&t are not able to use data while on a phone call. would you mind making a normal phone call while your wifi is off and trying to do a speed test while on the call?
    No problem. Results are interesting. Below tests were both done at home. First shows speed not on phone, second shows speed while phone is in use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by excalis View Post
    What APN settings did you go with?
    The same that Williams posted.
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    I bought T-Mobile sim just to try their network speeds, and guess what, I am getting insanely fast data speeds. 13-15 Mbps down. Oh I wish I wasn't tide up in ATT contracts with my family plan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by darkoman4 View Post
    I bought T-Mobile sim just to try their network speeds, and guess what, I am getting insanely fast data speeds. 13-15 Mbps down.
    ...
    What APN settings are you using for TMo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lanhoj View Post
    What APN settings are you using for TMo?

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    APN would be " epc.tmobile.com"
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    Quote Originally Posted by darkoman4 View Post
    Hm, I am not getting near that kind of speeds even with the updated APN. Did you call ATT to reconfigure your account for 4G non LTE phone?
    It is a myth that you need to call AT&T and change your plan from an LTE, to a smartphone plan. I'm convinced that most people just don't have the proper APN in place. I swapped sims from my GS3 to my Nexus 4, and only had problems until I got the proper APN. Once I got the correct APN, I was pulling 9-12mbps down on AT&T consistently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisXe View Post
    It is a myth that you need to call AT&T and change your plan from an LTE, to a smartphone plan. I'm convinced that most people just don't have the proper APN in place. I swapped sims from my GS3 to my Nexus 4, and only had problems until I got the proper APN. Once I got the correct APN, I was pulling 9-12mbps down on AT&T consistently.
    What are you APN settings? Are you using the "phone" settings?
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    Quote Originally Posted by radeon962 View Post
    What are you APN settings? Are you using the "phone" settings?
    Here are my current APN settings:

    APN: pta
    mmsc: http://mmsc.mobile.att.net
    mms proxy: proxy.mobile.att.net
    MMS port: 80
    MCC:310
    MNC:410
    APN type: default,supl,mms,hipri

    I didn't want to change my plan from the GS3/LTE plan to a 4g smartphone plan for a few reasons. 1. it's too much of a hassle, and 2. I didn't want to risk losing my unlimited data I've had since the first iPhone. Plus I just didn't believe that you'd really need to do so considering I can still get HSPA+ on my GS3 when LTE is out of range. I can verify that I regularly get speeds of 9-12mbps down with this APN, and AT&T still shows that I am using a GS3. If need be, you can change the APN from "PTA" to "PHONE" but PTA seems to work best for me. Hope that helps!
    Living large with my Galaxy Note 3!!!

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