1. Fuzzy761210's Avatar
    and the LTE is terrible, not terrible as the signal strength but has pretty awful speed and ping. I am not sure if the tower is overloaded but I actually had acceptable ping with decent upload and download early this morning but it seems as the day progresses it gets worse. This make me wonder if the tower nearest to me is experiencing problems.
    So I got the Test Drive phone yesterday....-t-mobile-lte.png

    I wondered about how the speed would be if I turned off LTE and there was a improvement
    So I got the Test Drive phone yesterday....-t-mobile-4g.png

    Here is a shot of my nexus 6 on AT&T, notice the signal strength is about the same.
    So I got the Test Drive phone yesterday....-att-lte.jpg

    Being I have a Nexus 6, I took the SIM card out of the test drive phone and put it into the Nexus and it improved slightly but not enough to prove anything. (sorry I didn't think to take screenshots). I'm not looking for blazing speed at home as I can use wifi but I would like usable cell data at home.

    Due to the weather today, I wasn't able to make it to work but that will be the real test as that is were I use cell data the most.
    03-05-2015 04:54 PM
  2. Almeuit's Avatar
    To measure true signal strength you will have to check the dBm -- the bars shown are different for every phone.

    Keep testing and see. For those results I have to agree that is bad -- T-Mobile may be having issues or .. simply may be overloaded where you live. Time will tell!
    03-05-2015 04:56 PM
  3. boogas8's Avatar
    and the LTE is terrible, not terrible as the signal strength but has pretty awful speed and ping. I am not sure if the tower is overloaded but I actually had acceptable ping with decent upload and download early this morning but it seems as the day progresses it gets worse. This make me wonder if the tower nearest to me is experiencing problems.
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    I wondered about how the speed would be if I turned off LTE and there was a improvement
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    Here is a shot of my nexus 6 on AT&T, notice the signal strength is about the same.
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    Being I have a Nexus 6, I took the SIM card out of the test drive phone and put it into the Nexus and it improved slightly but not enough to prove anything. (sorry I didn't think to take screenshots). I'm not looking for blazing speed at home as I can use wifi but I would like usable cell data at home.

    Due to the weather today, I wasn't able to make it to work but that will be the real test as that is were I use cell data the most.
    If you don't mind me asking, where do you live? You don't have to be specific, but just the general area. If you don't want to give that info out, I understand.

    Sent from my Galaxy Note 4 via the Uncarrier
    03-05-2015 09:24 PM
  4. Fuzzy761210's Avatar
    If you don't mind me asking, where do you live? You don't have to be specific, but just the general area. If you don't want to give that info out, I understand.

    Sent from my Galaxy Note 4 via the Uncarrier
    New Albany Indiana

    I just check the speed at 5am and my Ping was 35, DL-10 Mb, UL-4 Mb
    03-06-2015 04:20 AM
  5. Fuzzy761210's Avatar
    its consistently falling on its face after 6pm. Last night, I was doing speed test every 30 minutes, by 730pm my ping times rose to 160-230, DL would either timeout or be .35MB and my UL would almost always time out.

    I'm trying to keep t-mobile in the loop and give them the benefit of the doubt. I have contacted T-force group on twitter with no response and on google+. They did respond on G+ but it was the canned empathic responses most companies give. I gave them very detailed reports and showed as the day progressed into the evening bandwidth and ping made cell data unusable.
    03-07-2015 11:58 AM
  6. Almeuit's Avatar
    Yeah sounds like your area can't handle "prime time" traffic. T-Mobile may not be the best option for you .
    03-10-2015 10:00 AM
  7. asanatheist's Avatar
    My house area is the same way after 6pm-ish the network falls flat on it's face. If I literally drive a block away from my street, my speed skyrockets. I called T-mobile to resolved it but no luck. They ended up giving me a Router ($25 deposit) to extend my wifi to the living room I have so now I am fine. AT&T is the same, and Sprint is even worse.
    Only carrier left is verizon but it's a bit too expensive.
    03-13-2015 11:07 PM
  8. rrballer11's Avatar
    My house area is the same way after 6pm-ish the network falls flat on it's face. If I literally drive a block away from my street, my speed skyrockets. I called T-mobile to resolved it but no luck. They ended up giving me a Router ($25 deposit) to extend my wifi to the living room I have so now I am fine. AT&T is the same, and Sprint is even worse.
    Only carrier left is verizon but it's a bit too expensive.
    Iv seen that happen, its a complete dead zone, which are typically rare.

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    03-16-2015 11:28 PM
  9. asanatheist's Avatar
    Iv seen that happen, its a complete dead zone, which are typically rare.

    Posted via Android Central App
    I am not getting more around 3-4mbps during peak times and more respectable like 20mbps during non peak times.
    03-17-2015 04:52 PM

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