1. snppr22's Avatar
    I have an original DX. Two days ago I was seeing crazy FC messages, mostly on 3G. I decided that maybe I messed something up while deleting bloat, although they popped up weeks after I tweaked anything. So I reset, which didn't fix anything, which wasn't a shock. I downloaded all my old apps from the market, but I did it over WiFi. So I SBF'd. When I got everything back up and running I started to put everything back together. My phone is SLOOWWWW. On WiFi I can only download 1 app at a time, although the speeds are decent. On 3G it takes 7-8 minutes to download a single app. I was all over the place (I am outside of Philly) today and it never was faster or slower. Full 3G service with a -60 dBm signal was same speed as one bar and -94 dBm. Usually I am a heavy user and reach 3.5-5 GBs of data a month. This month I am on day 22 and have only used .70 GB since I have been on WiFi so much. I have called about getting a new device but apparently my warranty is out. Anyone have any ideas why this is happening? I cant imagine I am being throttled and yet I can come up with no other reason.
    10-08-2011 02:16 AM
  2. Johnly's Avatar
    10-08-2011 02:18 AM
  3. snppr22's Avatar
    Wanted to link AC, but couldn't find one, take this lesser link. Verizon starts 'optimizing' (read: throttling) network for the most data hungry users -- Engadget
    I have seen a lot of these articles, but I am not heavy user this month, I havent even reached 1GB since I have been on WiFi so much.
    10-09-2011 08:48 PM
  4. JDHunz's Avatar
    I don't know if it's being throttled or their network has been wonky. There have been a few times (here in Iowa) where our 3G data speeds have been miserable like you said, but Wi-Fi has been great...so I wonder if it's more of an actual device issue or something running that's causing you to move so slow...

    Something I will keep an eye on since I don't consider myself a "heavy" user, but if you are at only .7 gb, then something's messed up if they are clamping down on you at that low consumption...
    10-19-2011 03:35 PM