I live in the Georgetown / West End Area of DC. I make my way throughout the city on a daily basis. My download speeds have tanked from 20Mbps to 0.30Mbps. It doesn't seem to matter what part of DC I am in my download speeds don't seem to improve. I am connected to Verizon's LTE network with 3-4 bars and still my download speeds are crippling slow. Has anyone found a fix to this? I am thinking of switching services but want to know if there are any fixes before I switch to ATT. I have 2 iPhones and an iPad and they all have this issue! Any help?
I work right across the street from Metro Center and I can say that speeds are absolutely awful. Speeds range from .1 to .3 Mbps if I'm lucky to connect at all. If AWS doesn't improve things I'll soon be switching to Tmobile or AT&T.
I'm having a terrible time using 4G LTE in downtown Washington on my new iPhone 5S. Located at corner of 12th & E St NW, zipcode 20004. At most I receive 1 bar and the speed is so slow as to be useless. I've had to turn off 4G LTE to use 3G, which is working (but I paid to upgrade to iPhone 5s from the 4 specifically to get access to LTE). Based on all the threads on here, this appears to be a widespread problem with the VZW LTE network in DC, regardless of the device used.
I just spoke with customer service at *611 about the very slow LTE service in downtown DC (near Metro Ctr) using my new iPhone 5s. Nice fellow but he was not able to help -- I was basically told that with more people moving on to the 4G LTE network, speed is affected at times. It's pretty clear that VZW needs to fortify its 4G network in DC. Otherwise, it will start to lose customers to Sprint, T-Mo and AT&T.
Yesterday at 20th & K Street, the heart of the business district of DC, I got 300 kbps. That's kbps, not Mbps. And wouldn't upload at all -- was simply unusable. This is not a temporary situation. Had a 5S phone for about 2 months, but I don't know why. LTE is not slow, it's not working in DC.
So got an email from Verizon wireless today saying my ticket is resolved. No explanation whatsoever. No information about what was the issue and what they did to resolve it. And still I am getting these hopeless speeds as of now.
At 20th & K Washington DC, Dec 5: I'd upload a screen image of Speedtest but I can't from my phone. I got 173 kbps download and 2 kbps upload. So turned off 4G and guess what -- 735 kbps down and 264 kbps up. Again, that's well less than 1 mbps but it's something. 4G LTE is broken.