1. Pasta Prime's Avatar
    Is it just me or is 3g slower than a dead cat frozen to the pavement? Where I work there is no 4g yet and I usually have two or three 3g bars but its slower than 1x on my old Droid. Anything I can do to improve speed?
    01-31-2013 03:15 AM
  2. WorzelGummage's Avatar
    Have a look in Settings > Mobile network > Highest connection speed > set to 3G. Otherwise it may be a network issue or SIM card problem.
    01-31-2013 05:09 AM
  3. scottcraft's Avatar
    I can watch YouTube on 3G fairly easily on my 822.
    01-31-2013 10:54 AM
  4. Vheissu's Avatar
    On my Original Droid, Trophy, and now 8x 3g has always been awful no matter how many bars I had. If I'm not in an LTE area I might as well just look for wifi or give up.
    01-31-2013 11:44 AM
  5. scottcraft's Avatar
    My Trophy was pretty horrible for reception. I pretty much had to be on wifi to do any streaming. Prior to the Trophy I had a motorola droid and it did fine on 3G like my 822 does. I guess it depends on where you are.
    01-31-2013 11:58 AM
  6. SOMEnameItried's Avatar
    Wait a moment... how fast are dead cats? :D
    01-31-2013 04:05 PM
  7. Vheissu's Avatar
    Wait a moment... how fast are dead cats? :D
    Faster than Verizon 3g
    01-31-2013 04:41 PM
  8. Pasta Prime's Avatar
    Well I tried a few things and this phone is so painfully slow its sad. Now when I'm home it won't connect to my WiFi unless I shut the phone off. That problem didn't go away after the update either.
    03-21-2013 04:06 AM
  9. Pasta Prime's Avatar
    Have a look in Settings > Mobile network > Highest connection speed > set to 3G. Otherwise it may be a network issue or SIM card problem.
    I do not have that option or I couldn't find it anyways.
    03-21-2013 04:07 AM
  10. DonMorris's Avatar
    Where are you and which network are you on?
    03-21-2013 04:08 AM
  11. Pasta Prime's Avatar
    I live in 97386 on Verizon. No 4g yet here supposed to be this summer. Its just over the hill from us.
    03-21-2013 04:18 AM
  12. o4liberty's Avatar
    I have noticed over the last few years Verizon's coverage has changed and where I always had good service I now have poor service. I spoke to customer service and they say the 3G is bogged down with excessive bandwidth.
    Sent from my RM-845_nam_vzw_100 using Board Express
    03-21-2013 09:16 PM
  13. despertador's Avatar
    3g just sucks. 4g lte is amazing!
    03-21-2013 09:21 PM
  14. Pasta Prime's Avatar
    Yes 4g is amazing I hope to have it soon.
    03-23-2013 01:52 PM
  15. Microsoftjunkie's Avatar
    You should switch to tmobile and get either an ATT or mobile wp8 device. Tmobile has enabled ATT phones to use their 3g signals. Either way I usually never get below 5mb down and about 2 up.
    03-23-2013 01:59 PM
  16. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    You should switch to tmobile and get either an ATT or mobile wp8 device. Tmobile has enabled ATT phones to use their 3g signals. Either way I usually never get below 5mb down and about 2 up.
    Not all areas have been refarmed yet. The areas that have not been refarmed will only get EDGE on T-Mobile with an AT&T device, which would be slower than VZW 3G.
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    03-23-2013 02:15 PM
  17. gladbecker82's Avatar
    LMAO at Nerds crying that 3g is slow. How old are you and what type of app/stream requires 4g? 3g is fast enough for anything on a phone. Only reason i can see 3g not working is just that everyone has a phone with 3g nowadays and its a bandwith thing. Other than that, 7 Years ago i was one of the few here in Germany that had UMTS on their Phone and i could stream TV, download Music on it wherever i was and it was unlimited data, but nowadays too many people have it and it drags everone down.
    03-23-2013 02:19 PM
  18. badcat's Avatar
    3G has always been crap for me as well. My Droid and now my 822 are slow on 3G. LTE smokes though when I can get it.
    03-23-2013 05:51 PM
  19. badcat's Avatar
    I'm only talking about trying to load web pages. It's like reverting to a 56K modem. Request the page... And wait... And wait some more...
    03-23-2013 08:39 PM
  20. Jnbs's Avatar
    Dude i am on EDGE!!! And I do not complain.. Oh BTW I am on T-Mobile so it is annoying, but for what I pay I don't complain.. At least i get signal.
    03-23-2013 08:42 PM
  21. Pasta Prime's Avatar
    Exactaly, I went from my droid which is still active and still faster than this thing on 3g. Its been a drain but 4g coming soon!!
    03-24-2013 01:06 PM

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