1. tonyr6's Avatar
    Band 12 which I thought would be T-Mobile's saving grace is terrible. Really bad. The issue I have is that when I travel to downtown Brooklyn my Nexus 6P switches over to Band 12 then I have slower then dial up speeds. Websites take forever and time out. Streaming music stops and buffers with a spinning circle. Then when I go back to Band 4 it is fine until it goes back to Band 12 then dead again. Too think earlier when I had Band 4 downtown it was great streaming music no problems. I don't care about video streaming just at least give me a few mb down and up not 0.1Mb down and 0.0Mb up which is the same as no connection.

    I had enough of T-Mobile's horrible slow LTE network and I might switch over to AT&T as they are just a bunch of liar's saying it is lighting fast. Dial up is faster then this junk.

    Also forgot to say I have LTE Discovery with a purchased license anyway to force Band 4 on that and if I need root don't bother telling me how.
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    11-07-2016 07:42 PM
  2. anon(5719825)'s Avatar
    I once encountered band 12 almost two years ago. Like you, I had pretty much no data connection. I had called T-Mobile saying my data was not working and they later told me over Twitter that they were having some trouble in my area and that it would be fixed soon. Eventually I discovered through the LTE Discovery app that my phone was using band 12. After an hour or two, everything eas back to normal and since then, my phone has never used band 12 again.

    It's usually band 4 or 2.

    Call T-Mobile and complain about it.
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    11-07-2016 10:27 PM
  3. tonyr6's Avatar
    Thanks. I will call them tomorrow I was too tired today. I wonder if LTE Discovery can disable Band 12 without any rooting?
    11-07-2016 11:25 PM
  4. tonyr6's Avatar
    Also forgot now I know why at home I get better speeds because the T-Mobile LTE repeater only has Band 4 so it forces it to use it unless I unplug it.
    11-07-2016 11:33 PM
  5. tonyr6's Avatar
    How do you force LTE Discovery to only use Band 4? Can't find it in a any setting and to Google it was a waste of time no surprise there.
    11-22-2016 01:43 PM
  6. tonyr6's Avatar
    It's not Band 12 even Band 4 is terrible on T-Mobile. Even got a new sim card but it is still slow downtown.
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    Downlown forced 3G mode.

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    Indoors bad.

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    Indoors at forced 3G bearable but still slow.

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    Outside.

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    At home using with the T-Mobile repeater.

    Also looking at my signal strength when it is slow it murders my battery life. Draining over 10% in less then a hour trying to use Apple Music or even load webpages.
    11-28-2016 07:15 PM
  7. Almeuit's Avatar
    If I was you I'd switch. As I've said before.. I wouldn't use T-Mobile if it didn't work for me. I did that with Sprint for almost a year.. Never again.
    11-28-2016 07:38 PM

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