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    Default Reduced Data Speed When Mobile Hotspot Tethering

    How much reduction in data transfer speed should I see on my tethered laptop through Mobile Hotspot versus data speed on the phone?

    For example: I do a speedtest on the phone and get 5 megs down, tether to my laptop and do a speedtest on it and the speed is one tenth. Is tethering throttled?
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    Default Re: Reduced Data Speed When Mobile Hotspot Tethering

    According to a Verizon rep, tethering is 3G. They denied throttling as well. Having said that, it was a Verizon rep.
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    Default Re: Reduced Data Speed When Mobile Hotspot Tethering

    Not sure what's up for you fellows. I'm tethering and reaching about 12 Mbps down and 7.5 up. That's faster than I see for the phone itself. Clearly the tether is not 3G for me.
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    Default Re: Reduced Data Speed When Mobile Hotspot Tethering

    Haven't tried speed test but my laptop loads pages at a satisfactory speed and i only have 3g service.
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    Default Re: Reduced Data Speed When Mobile Hotspot Tethering

    Ok, my original post was from my work location which is a bit more suburbia than my home location. Tested from home and get the following:

    First, testing phone data throughput on phone alone:
    6 megs down, 3 megs up with speedtest app
    13+ down 5+ up with Speakeasy browser speedtest

    On laptop with Mobile hotspot
    4.9 megs down 4.5 megs up with speedtest.net web page
    21 megs down , 6 megs up with Speakeasy browser speedtest

    So I don't really know how to get a consistent measure of the data throughput of the mobile hotspot.

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