Why is my wifi AND 4g so erratic and slow?

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This is for a g5. It has been the same on both android 6 and 7. And similar issues happened when I was on t-mobile with a different phone (with t-mobile it was rare to get a connection, but was fast when I got one). This is with Sprint.

But I many time have trouble connecting to the network, but usually can connect. Sometimes I get a very slow connection of 50kb/s or less. Other times it will got up to around 300kb/s. And very very rarely it will go up to the 1MB/s or so range. And it is very erratic. I will try to download something from the google play store and I will get these peaks and valleys were one second I have 600kb/s and the next 1 or 0 kb/s then back to 200kb/s then back down to 0 then up to 300, then 0 then 100 then 10 etc....

Similar issues happen with wifi, but it is lesser then. WTF is going on?

The tower for both t-mobile and sprint is only about a mile away. Also, when I was on t-mobile and in another town where t-mobile should work well, the ability to get a connection was even worse. IN TOWN. It is not the area I am in.
 
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Welcome to Android Central! Are you sure Sprint's coverage is decent in your area? If it's poor, that can certainly explain the poor speeds with mobile data.
 
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The tower for both t-mobile and sprint is only about a mile away. Also, when I was on t-mobile and in another town where t-mobile should work well, the ability to get a connection was even worse. IN TOWN. It is not the area I am in.
 
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I don't know if any others have the same issue. Many are on Verizon. One phone was in a case, the other was not. I would be surprised if a thin layer of plastic impeded the signal.
 
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For some reason firefox can download okay, but the google play store cannot. It peaks up and down and then slam down to 0kb/s and does not go back up, and then the download push notice dissappears.
 

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