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    bendare2
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    Samsung Note II.....factory unlocked and now rooted.

    Had tmo prepaid unlimited setup...when it showed 3g or H+ I got good speeds(via speedtests0).....sometimes 10 to 12.

    Switched to wal-mart family...uses tmo towers?

    Now it shows 3g/ H+....BUT......speeds are less than 1 down/ 2 up........
    Is this normal for wally?
    Can I peak and tweak the Note II to get my old speeds back?

    Am I missing something simple?

    Help please........
    Thanks already.....

    .............Ol'Ben


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    Re: Lower speeds thru wal-mart??

    My guess is they are limiting the data with wal-mart. They do this with a lot of MVNO's to prioritize.
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    Re: Lower speeds thru wal-mart??

    Quote Originally Posted by tavenger5 View Post
    My guess is they are limiting the data with wal-mart. They do this with a lot of MVNO's to prioritize.
    Contacted customer service....they agree that 3g/ H+ on tmo should show the same speeds as 3g/H+ on family mobile(which is the same tmo, according to them?)
    They say after today my only remaining option is a 'master reset of my phone'......thru them of course.
    What 'dangers' do I face with this approach?
    Safe enuff?.........

    They switched my apn to a "wap" something or other...no improvement.

    ...........ol'Ben
    Last edited by bendare2; 08-15-2013 at 11:34 AM. Reason: spelling



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    Re: Lower speeds thru wal-mart??

    You shouldn't need to do a factory reset to get update the towers that the phone is connecting to.
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    Re: Lower speeds thru wal-mart??

    Quote Originally Posted by tavenger5 View Post
    You shouldn't need to do a factory reset to get update the towers that the phone is connecting to.
    Switched to another note II .....newer model....has a "fast t-mobile" VPN with 2g/3g/4g/LTE .
    Now I show '4g' with 9.xx+ down and 10+ up...
    Now phone does not even recognize wally family mobile....??

    Works for me........now if I could only get the new vpn on the 'old' factory phone somehow.
    Tried back to back transfer......nada......
    Tried type it in manually.....phone won't see it.......?

    I'm ok with the new phone...it's a tmo but, it's unlocked and rooted so my hotspot works well without tmo jumping into the fray!!

    Any hints on adding a new VPN........???

    Thanks y'all..............Ol'Ben



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    Re: Lower speeds thru wal-mart??

    i think walmart doesnt get tmobiles roaming or anything either.



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    Re: Lower speeds thru wal-mart??

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisFarms View Post
    i think walmart doesnt get tmobiles roaming or anything either.
    True enuff........I have 'areas' where I can't even get an internet connection.........(large areas too!!)

    You get what you pay for.......eh?

    Peace y'all.........Ol'Ben



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