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    Just got a Samsung galaxy s6 model number SM-S907VL (used of Craigslist) got the phone all set up and going. Everything works but all internet/Facebook/pandora is soo slow. I can't get pandora to even play a song with out it "buffering" every 10seconds. Please help I don't know what to do!!! Thank you in advance.
    12-05-2017 09:15 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Are you actually using it on Straight Talk, or some other carrier? Does this happen on both mobile data and wi-fi? Are you getting 4G LTE signal, or only 3G?
    12-06-2017 12:05 AM
  3. Nibbs4's Avatar
    I asked the question!! Yes it's a straight Talk phone on Straight Talk service. The phone shows LTE. Not 3G. When on wifi Facbook,pandora and the internet all work super fast. But still super slow when not in wifi. Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-S907VL)
    12-06-2017 10:13 AM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    What kind of download speeds are you getting? You can find out by opening your Google app and entering "speed test", then selecting the first result -- this is a speed test that can be done right from the Google app.

    Have you checked with Straight Talk to make sure you haven't used up your monthly data allotment? Perhaps they're throttling you because of that.
    12-06-2017 01:37 PM
  5. Nibbs4's Avatar
    I've checked and straight talk has not throttled my service. The Google speed test showed Mbps 0.35 on the left 1.5
    12-06-2017 03:09 PM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    And is this everywhere you go, or is it only slow in certain places? It's always possible for coverage in a specific area to be poor, so even if you're connecting via 4G, the speeds may be suboptimal.
    12-06-2017 04:56 PM
  7. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    That's actually an extremely slow network speed. What's your signal strength, and what version of Straight Talk do you have?
    Guytronic likes this.
    12-06-2017 05:04 PM
  8. Nibbs4's Avatar
    It doesn't matter where I am. I live in Creswell Or. I tried it all over town and in Eugene Or. the plan is $45 unlimited plan it has up to 10g until they start to throttle. Signal strength is full in Eugene and all but one from full at my house.
    12-06-2017 06:25 PM
  9. Nibbs4's Avatar
    My wife's IPhone 6 Plus is running at 4.25mbps and mine says .32 Mbps both numbers are for the download part of the test. Both are on straight talk services. Ok soo I think there is something wrong with the phone itself. It is intermittent with this issue now. It will work fast for a little while but if I'm walking around with it/moving it. It will go super slow. I'm thinking that is why the person was selling it. Idk honestly. I know nothing about Samsung phones or smartphones in general.
    12-06-2017 08:04 PM
  10. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Have you already checked the APN settings? Straight talk apn settings – Dummy proof guide. If you're using the AT&T settings, try the T-Mobile settings (or vice-versa).
    12-07-2017 11:00 AM
  11. Nibbs4's Avatar
    There is no ability to change the apn. I have talked with Straight Talk and they are no help. Going to get a new phone. Frustrating wish there could have been a conclusion to this. Thank you for your help and time!!!
    B. Diddy likes this.
    12-09-2017 01:10 AM

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