Both indoors and out around my home. Speeds appear to be better in town, but I'm not stationary long enough to verify. Speeds seem to be worse during normal working hours, and improve post 11 PM. I find it hard to believe that my rural tower is overburdened with traffic? Current speeds are around 0.5 Mbps down and 1 up. It was around 3 Mbps down when I first started a series of tests at speedtest.net. Progressively slower each time. Phone is a Nexus 5x and my hotspot device is a Franklin R850. Both exhibit the same behavior - hardware does not appear to be an issue. As an aside, I'm assuming that the LTE signal is on the 1900 Mhz band in my area, not a tri-band "Spark"? Please advise. I'd be interested in the Magic Box if it would improve and stabilize my speeds.
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I've been having this problem with my phone for a bit. For the longest time, I had resigned myself to the fact that I couldn't get an LTE signal. Then miraculously, an LTE icon popped up on my phone earlier this summer. Speeds were respectable: signal was borderline ok (~115 dBm). But I soon noticed multi-day stretches where I would lose LTE connectivity and default to 1x speeds. Then the speeds would recover for perhaps a week, and the problems would materialize again. I've replicated this issue on a mobile hotspot (Franklin R850) these past few days. I'm wondering if some infrastructure improvements are being made in my area? I have no idea where the closest tower is. Anecdotally, there might be a correlation with rainfall and poor speeds, but it's pure speculation. Otherwise, I'm baffled at the erratic connectivity behavior. Nearest cross streets would be Old Forge Rd. and Claybanks Dr., Callaway, VA 24067. According to online coverage maps, I'm solidly in a "best" LTE coverage area. Any assistance would be appreciated. Thanks.
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