Summary: The data rates in my area my area have been horrible for months. Typical download speeds of less than 1MB!
I have talked with Verizon support multiple times on the phone. They told me that the city owns the tower in this area and it's at capacity. They are not allowed to expand on it. So Verizon is looking for another pole or needs to build one. But for over 4 months now my downloads speeds are less then 1MB per second!!!
I'm paying all the money every month for 4g service and I'm getting dial up speeds. I'm getting ripped off. Verizon won't even give me a refund! I'm FURIOUS!!!!
Talk to your city, your city representatives, and your neighbors. Very often this is a NIMBY problem and not a Verizon problem.
We definitely want to feed your need for 4G speed rubadubematt. We would never want to see you upset. What is the zip code where you are located? Does issue only occur in this area or is it happening anywhere you are? If only in this area, about how far do you have to travel for the service to improve?
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the Zipcode is 78752. I happens all around Austin. I've been testing and mapping the data using the app Sensorly. Look at the Map below! I commonly get .015 MBS download speeds! I want to help but I also feel like I'm wasting my money and getting ripped off! I don't care who owns the polls, I'm paying for a service and I'm not getting it. PLEASE HELP
Above is the link to the mapped data. I have to go north about 3 or 4 miles to get better data, but even then it's sometimes slow. This city is getting bogged down! Your network used to be the best and now it's probably as bad as Sprint
Why should I have to do this? I'm paying Verizon for a service and they not providing the level of service they promised. I mean seriously, this is their problem not mine. They promise a fast network and I pay over 100 a month and am getting .25Mbps - .75Mbps downloads! At this point it's been going on for months and they still haven't done anything to fix it. I know they are capable of putting up temporary cell towers at large events to expand coverage and data rates. Have the done that? No. In fact they haven't given me any straight answers as to what their plan is...
that makes no sense to me! I'm paying for a service and I'm not getting it. My part of the equation is covered and it's on Verizon to provide the promised level of service.
Look at this data map...
Red dots indicate a speed test of 5Mbps or less. Here's the sad part. Almost all the tests so far are 1Mbps or less and on average are only about .25Mbps.
Why should I have to do this?
Because environmental groups petition these same representatives AGAINST erecting new towers. They also have to hear from people who WANT additional towers or else they simply deny/postpone granting approval.
I know they are capable of putting up temporary cell towers at large events to expand coverage and data rates.
You want a temporary cell tower which has to be moved/taken down after a few days? How is that going to help you. I thought you would want a more permanent solution?