iPhone 13 Pro Hotspot Speed Variation

My iPhone 13 Pro hotspot speed variation is very disruptive. I am in a rural area with a Verizon tower within about 6 miles, and use my hotspot for work. I have a cell signal booster, and typically cell strength is in the 3 to 4-bar range for LTE and sometimes 2 bars for 5G. I am seeing typical speeds of 8 to 10 MBS downloads and 5 to 6 MBS uploads. However, there is a huge variation in upload or download speeds. It seems to be random. For example, I may be getting 30 MBS uploads and <1 MBS download, or < 1 MBS upload and 10 MBS download. I can cycle the hotspot off and on and sometimes it will get me back to typical speeds, but most of the time, I have to power down my iPhone and power back up to get back to typical speeds. I typically have the iPhone within 2 to 3 feet of the signal booster output antennae and 2 to 3 feet away from my computer.  Starlink is not available here yet, so I need to make this work for a while. Any ideas?

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Customer Service Rep


We can provide some assistance on your data speed concern.  Does this happen at certain times of the day? Do you get any signal without the cell signal booster? ~Peter