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    Default Bad LTE speeds compared to iPhone 5c and gs4 ( using the same sim for the nexus 5 )

    On my mothers iPhone 5c she is getting around 20 down and 7 up as with my gs4 .....my nexus 5 on the other hand is only getting around 4 down and 1 up. Why ?


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    Default Re: Bad LTE speeds compared to iPhone 5c and gs4 ( using the same sim for the nexus 5 )

    Here's my Nexus 5 on T-Mobile LTE out of Chicago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Closingracer View Post
    On my mothers iPhone 5c she is getting around 20 down and 7 up as with my gs4 .....my nexus 5 on the other hand is only getting around 4 down and 1 up. Why ?


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    Which wireless service?
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    Default Re: Bad LTE speeds compared to iPhone 5c and gs4 ( using the same sim for the nexus 5 )

    AT&T


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    Default Re: Bad LTE speeds compared to iPhone 5c and gs4 ( using the same sim for the nexus 5 )

    First, go to Settings>Wireless & Networks-More>Mobile Networks>Preferred Network Type, and make sure LTE is selected.

    If that doesn't help, then check out this thread on AT&T's support forum: . The main answer is as follows:

    "There are two different versions of the Nexus 5. If you are buying directly from the US Google Play Store or was bought from a carrier such as T-Mobile in the US, the device is SIM unlocked and will work with no configuration. You will need to visit or call AT&T to have your IMEI updated to ensure the proper data plan will work with the Nexus. The second version is the International Edition (Rest of the World), this version does not support all of AT&T's LTE Bands, it does however support all of AT&T's HSPA+ bands."
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    Default Bad LTE speeds compared to iPhone 5c and gs4 ( using the same sim for the nex...

    Ok guess I'll add that to my laundry list of items to do at the AT&T store tomorrow lol ...got to get a nano sim for my mothers iPhone 5c and also I wonder while off topic can you use a go phone on a post paid plan ? Bought a cheap flip phone to be used on a number that only wants it to talk with....it says sim not accepted


    I bought it off the google play store and I already know I have an android 4g LTE plan since I started it with my gs2 skyrocket and then the s3 and s4

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    Quote Originally Posted by Closingracer View Post
    Ok guess I'll add that to my laundry list of items to do at the AT&T store tomorrow lol ...got to get a nano sim for my mothers iPhone 5c and also I wonder while off topic can you use a go phone on a post paid plan ? Bought a cheap flip phone to be used on a number that only wants it to talk with....it says sim not accepted


    I bought it off the google play store and I already know I have an android 4g LTE plan since I started it with my gs2 skyrocket and then the s3 and s4

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    You should be able to use the go phone, I do it all the time. I have a couple of extra lines where all we need are flip phones, so I use the upgrade on those line to get a new smartphone and just get a cheap go phone for those lines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Closingracer View Post
    ....I bought it off the google play store and I already know I have an android 4g LTE plan since I started it with my gs2 skyrocket and then the s3 and s4

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    That's odd, let us know what happens.
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    I am still pulling down about 4-6 MBPS down and about 1 up and even sometimes it pulls in HSPA instead of LTE
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    Can you post your APN settings?

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    I entered this forum simply to see if others could relate to my problem. Came from a 4s to nexus 5 and am getting poor service, much worse than my 4s. I'm on att and I have a factory unlocked nexus

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    i have the exact opposite experience with my nexus 5.

    my previous phone, lumia 920 used to get 2-3 bars in my house and depending on where you are, it can go to 0-1 as well. with my lumia 920, i couldn't even watch a short 3 minute youtube video without it buffering 10 times. with the nexus 5, i still get 2-3 bars at best, but those 2-3 bars are enough for me to watch a full 2 hour movie and it never buffs! i also average around 7mbps download compared to what i used to get with my lumia which was around 2 mbps at best. this is on att btw.

    something i noticed with att signal strength. i have the att mobile hotspot as well and the funny thing is, when i have my nexus 5 and the mobile hotspot side-by-side, the hotspot always gets at least 1 bar more than the nexus 5. when i called and asked about the discrepancies between the two, the cust serv advisor had no clue (surprise).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Karim View Post
    I entered this forum simply to see if others could relate to my problem. Came from a 4s to nexus 5 and am getting poor service, much worse than my 4s. I'm on att and I have a factory unlocked nexus

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    It's possible you have to screw around with APN settings. The big carriers (AT&T and Verizon) aren't too fond of phones that are not locked to their network.
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    I've heard a lot of APN config talk but don't understand how it works.

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