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    Default Nexus 4 Solavei/Tmobile speeds in manhattan NYC

    So I got a nexus 4 a little while back and noticed that after the 1900mhz refarm and letting all the iphones on HSPA that now in Manhattan the data speeds are so slow.

    I get 0.3mbps on the speedtest app and download around 40-80kbps from google play. So ya have other people out there been experiencing this? I get these terrible speeds in manhatty all the time on both tmobile and solavei since after the refarm. It was like 1-5mbps before.

    Just for reference in brooklyn my speeds are blazing fast: 10mbps on the speedtest app and download from google play anywhere from 300kbps-1.5mbps (sometimes I get bursts of speed 5mbps and up).
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    Default Re: Nexus 4 Solavei/Tmobile speeds in manhattan NYC

    It seems strange that the 1900 band would impact the Nexus 4. I thought that T-Mobile/Solavei uses the 1700/2100 bands for 3g/HSPA+ and T-Mobile phones are set up to use 1700/2100. It's ATT phones that use 1900. Even with the refarm why would the Nexus 4 switch what bands it uses?

    I guess what I'm saying is that if you live in an area that hasn't been refarmed yet, the Nexus 4 would use 1700/2100. Why would them switching on the 1900 refarm impact the Nexus 4?
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    Default Re: Nexus 4 Solavei/Tmobile speeds in manhattan NYC

    My T-Mobile speeds have been great even in Manhattan

    sent from my nexus 4 or nexus 7
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    Default Re: Nexus 4 Solavei/Tmobile speeds in manhattan NYC

    I called Solavei. Apparently the tower that I connect to usually in manhattan is being upgraded to LTE. They said that is probably why the speeds are so terrible there.

    I tried my phone today on the lower east side and i got 14mbps download. So its definitely the tower and not all of manhattan.

    Loving Solavei on my Nexus 4 so far. It seems to have all the post paid feature of regular tmobile just for cheaper lol.
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    Default Re: Nexus 4 Solavei/Tmobile speeds in manhattan NYC

    Quote Originally Posted by cozzy123 View Post

    Loving Solavei on my Nexus 4 so far. It seems to have all the post paid feature of regular tmobile just for cheaper lol.
    Right there with you.


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    Ask me about Solavei.
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    Default Re: Nexus 4 Solavei/Tmobile speeds in manhattan NYC

    Quote Originally Posted by loosecannon6 View Post
    My T-Mobile speeds have been great even in Manhattan

    sent from my nexus 4 or nexus 7
    ditto. i was getting 10+ mbps download speeds all over manhattan on Tmobile.

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