1. Scott111's Avatar
    So I have Mint Mobile now and they use T-mobile cell towers from what I can see from online search. So why is my internet so slow, it takes a 30 seconds to a full minute for a web pages to load and often times out. Is it because Mint Mobile is a mvno or because the area is rural ? But according to the coverage map it's suppose to be a good covered area. But when I get closer to work in the city it works fine. But both areas supposedly have good coverage, I'm baffled.
    10-02-2022 07:20 PM
  2. Mr Bojangles1's Avatar
    In your network settings try changing your private dns to 1dot1dot1dot1.cloudflare-dns.com or dns.google
    Attached Thumbnails Why is my internet so slow, even though the coverage map has me in a 4G/5G solid color area ?-screenshot_20221002-163550_settings.jpg  
    10-02-2022 07:39 PM
  3. Mr Bojangles1's Avatar
    Also try clearing the cache of whatever browsing app you are using. Or maybe a network reset.
    10-02-2022 07:41 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    What download speeds do you measure (using a site like fast.com or speedtest.net)?

    Good coverage doesn't necessarily mean high speeds. In addition, if there's a lot of congestion in your area, that can slow things down (especially if you're on an MVNO, which is typically deprioritized when traffic is high).
    10-02-2022 09:20 PM
  5. mustang7757's Avatar
    Also are you using VPN?
    J Dubbs likes this.
    10-02-2022 09:54 PM
  6. J Dubbs's Avatar
    So I have Mint Mobile now and they use T-mobile cell towers from what I can see from online search. So why is my internet so slow, it takes a 30 seconds to a full minute for a web pages to load and often times out. Is it because Mint Mobile is a mvno or because the area is rural ? But according to the coverage map it's suppose to be a good covered area. But when I get closer to work in the city it works fine. But both areas supposedly have good coverage, I'm baffled.
    Coverage maps lie unfortunately, kinda like politicians Your best bet is talking to neighbors and friends about what works best for them in your area.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    10-03-2022 06:03 AM
  7. OhAlfie's Avatar
    I'm half a block from a TMO tower (5 pars on phone) and both 5G phones I've owned could barely get 100mb download speeds and maybe 50 upload speeds.
    10-03-2022 12:40 PM
  8. Scott111's Avatar
    What download speeds do you measure (using a site like fast.com or speedtest.net)?

    Good coverage doesn't necessarily mean high speeds. In addition, if there's a lot of congestion in your area, that can slow things down (especially if you're on an MVNO, which is typically deprioritized when traffic is high).


    I didn't think of doing a speed test. I'm out of town for a couple of days and will retest when I get back.
    10-03-2022 08:57 PM
  9. Scott111's Avatar
    Also are you using VPN?

    No
    10-03-2022 08:57 PM
  10. mustang7757's Avatar
    No
    Any app cleaners or Ad guards?
    10-03-2022 09:02 PM
  11. Scott111's Avatar
    Any app cleaners or Ad guards?
    No
    10-04-2022 10:13 AM
  12. Scott111's Avatar
    I'll let you guys know about the speed test tomorrow.
    10-04-2022 10:13 AM
  13. Scott111's Avatar
    Okay so I did a speed test and it was 9megs down and 0megs up and sometimes I get no signal at all. I guess it's safe to say I should try a different carrier. I think I'll try Pure Talk I've read they use Att cell towers.
    B. Diddy and J Dubbs like this.
    10-05-2022 08:32 PM
  14. mustang7757's Avatar
    Yeah definitely , keep us posted
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    10-05-2022 08:47 PM
  15. Scott111's Avatar
    UPDATE, I got PureTtalk which uses Att towers and my reception is better in the rural area I'm at. Speed test was better 65down/8up vs. 8down/0.01up, webpages load fast and videos start playing right away.
    B. Diddy and J Dubbs like this.
    10-11-2022 06:40 PM
  16. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Good to hear!
    10-11-2022 07:02 PM

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