Verizon 3G service is not very good.

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I'm not sure if they are throttling me or what but, the Verizon 3g service is the worst I've ever seen. I did a speed test and I'm only getting 15 kbps. My 3g on my Nexus S through T-Mobile gets 2-5 Mbps.

I don't see why they would force us to get this service if it's that bad or they're going to throttle us like that. It doesn't make any sense. I hope the 4G LTE is as good as HSPA +
 

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I'm not sure if they are throttling me or what but, the Verizon 3g service is the worst I've ever seen. I did a speed test and I'm only getting 15 kbps. My 3g on my Nexus S through T-Mobile gets 2-5 Mbps.

I don't see why they would force us to get this service if it's that bad or they're going to throttle us like that. It doesn't make any sense. I hope the 4G LTE is as good as HSPA +

Verizon is the slowest of all of the carriers, but 15 Kbps is just insanely slow, that's very abnormal. Do you normally have a good signal where you are with Verizon?
 

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I had Verizon for years on a phone and it's so, so. I have a pretty good signal on the Xoom. I just signed up today so, I don't know if there is some kind of policy for new users. I'm glad I didn't sign a contract now and, bought it full price.

If it doen't get better I'll just cancel it and hope 4G is better when it arrives.
 

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I'm pretty satisfied with the speeds I am getting. Haven't actually clocked them but nothing to the point of a crawl in the browser.
 

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Have you tried testing to different servers? i find that switching to one across country and then back to something closer typically helps with speeds.

You'll most likely never get over 2mb/s with verizon 3g, unless you're really really lucky (live near an area prepping to get LTE, so better backhaul) but 15 is way too low.
 

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It must just be the area I live in. I just went out in town in a different spot just a few miles from my home and, it was much better, I got 700 kbps to 1.2 Mbps. It's not a big deal because I mainly use wi-fi at home but, when 4G comes out it's going to have to be better, at least what I get from T-mobile.
 

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Not going to lie... at my job, it's much better than Sprint's 3g. I can't even stream Pandora at work without it skipping al the time. So far not having that problem over Verizon. Don't tell my Evo I said that, OK?

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Welcome to my world OP. Verizon is absolutely unusable here (to be fair, they acknowledge this and don't offer service) unless you force roaming on US Cellular.

A Verizon phone at my house will connect to 1xrtt on the Verizon network, yet won't pull/push any data fast enough to even check mail. I would double check that you're in a coverage area, and if so give customer service a call.