1. TheCrazy88's Avatar
    Ok so I have 4g were I'm from and because of this I bought an epic. I try to use 4g as much as posible because I'm being charched $10 more a month for it so why not use it right. Well I used the speed test app cause I noticed my internet running slow on 4g and come to find out it was according to the test. Now don't get me wrong I have gotten some nice speeds out of sprints 4g network but 9 times out of 10 the 3g is faster than the 4g! Am I the only one getting this problem?
    12-22-2010 06:44 PM
  2. Fitz39's Avatar
    yes... i get close to wifi speeds on 4g. tampa, fl
    12-23-2010 01:31 AM
  3. mikachu's Avatar
    I live on the edge of a 4g network so in my house i get slower averages of 4g vs 3g. But if i step outside my house i get a higher average of 4g vs 3g. (4g speed=4MBPS avg outside).

    My 3g, in general, is still pretty fast. consistent 2.0 MBPS anyways. I honestly dont use 4g much at all cuz i think the 3g is great. Lol kinda makes me hate paying 10 extra a month...like everyone else.

    Now with all that said, in my house 4g has a good burst speed compared to 3g i.e. that the intial speed is very fast(for a few seconds) but then it drops to below 3g averages. So for huge downloads it sucks.

    ps i tested my 3g and 4g connection using a rooted epic and tethered to my pc. Then I ran testmy.net on my computer to see true download speeds. Speedtest.net isnt the best indicator if you want hardcore averages, as it is tricked by burst speeds easily.
    12-23-2010 06:08 AM
  4. Since9600's Avatar
    My 4G is way faster than my 3G and I usually have only one bar on 4G most of the time when I do use it in my town !! Do they have 4G in your town or are you next to a town where they happened to roll it out?..

    However, on a side note.. I feel that 4G is just a gimmic right now, until they have it everywhere like 3G. I usually use Wi-Fi waaaayyy more than I use 4G as 4G seems to be hit and miss, have it in one town but not the next..
    12-23-2010 06:42 AM
  5. difrent7's Avatar
    Yeah my 4g speeds here in Tampa are very fast. Much faster then my 3g. Here is a screenshot of my 4g..
    12-23-2010 10:03 PM
  6. TheCrazy88's Avatar
    My 4G is way faster than my 3G and I usually have only one bar on 4G most of the time when I do use it in my town !! Do they have 4G in your town or are you next to a town where they happened to roll it out?..

    However, on a side note.. I feel that 4G is just a gimmic right now, until they have it everywhere like 3G. I usually use Wi-Fi waaaayyy more than I use 4G as 4G seems to be hit and miss, have it in one town but not the next..
    I have 4g in my town but can barely get 1mg out of it most of the time but when its running good it like 4 and a 1/2.
    12-24-2010 01:31 AM
  7. Andrew Ruffolo's Avatar
    I get faster 4G speeds when I go down to south florida then what I have as home internet in central florida (not orlando, no 4G). I can't wait to move :/
    12-24-2010 11:58 AM
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