Is the success of Android on Verizon slowing down their 3G?
First off this is NOT a bash on Verizon. They have the best coverage of 3G without a doubt and with the exception of when I owned the Storm 1, I have never had a dropped call.
Now I've been noticing that the download speed with Verizon has progressively been getting slower. When I first purchased my Droid (late November) I typically had download speeds around 1-1.2 Mbps at my home but now I am getting is the range of 200-500 Kbps. In fact I almost never get 1 Mbps download anymore no matter where I am.
Has anyone else noticed a decrease is download speed? I live about 15 miles outside of Boston and have excellent coverage in my area. Just curious if this is typical.
- 05-18-2010, 05:16 PM #2
It might very well be that everyone with android is bogging down the network. I know that when I had my tour I used about 100mb's per month, but so far in this billing cycle I have used 89mb's(2 days into the cycle). I know that I am not alone in using more bandwidth with the new device.
What would be frightening is if the iphone does come to Verizon. I have always heard(having no experience myself) that the iphone is major hog, and might be mostly accountable for ATT's crappy service in major cities.
- 05-18-2010, 05:53 PM #3
I live in Vancouver WA and I am actually seeing an increase in speed on my Moto Droid, where I live. As I work in Beaverton OR, and depending on the type of building my data service is either higher or lower then where I live.
Verizon has said that it has been throttled the data service depending the on the demand in a given area. I also read that when ever they do get the iphone, they will increase the service as well.
- 05-19-2010, 11:49 AM #4
- 05-19-2010, 11:56 AM #5
As with all 3G, performance will vary depending on the load on a single site, not the entire network. You may have more users on just your site, or there could be a problem with that particular site. I'd imagine VZW is adding more backhaul where they need to but hasn't started some heavily loaded sites yet.
- 05-19-2010, 12:45 PM #6
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