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Issues with data speed

robin416
Member

This past weekend I contacted Verizon concerning how slow the data upload and download had gotten on my phone and computer. (I use a jetpack for my internet) I've had this service for about six years now so I have an idea when things are not working quite right.

When speed tests on the both the phone and computer start failing that was confirmation I wasn't imagining things. 

So, today I get a text message telling me what I already knew, I was on the edge service wise. The kicker is that they sent me a video on how to improve my call quality. I did not ask about call quality because I had no issues with calls, it was with data speeds. So, either they totally ignored my issues or they pushed the wrong sales speil button. 

Up to this point Verizon has been stellar in their service and in their customer service. 

 

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Re: Issues with data speed

Customer Service Rep

I completely understand how important it is to get the best service at all times. We don't want you to feel like we didn't understand or diagnose the issue. Service is not guaranteed indoors. We do encourage you to use WiFi or WiFi Calling if/when available, as an indoor solution. That's all that video was about. 

 

I hope this helps clear things up. And I hope we can restore your confidence in us! 

 

 

VanessaS_VZW

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robin416
Member

That's just it, I'm not having issues with voice. It's speeds being so slow when I'm on the internet on both the phone and my computer. Both fail speed tests, it's that bad. And due to the slow loading pages it's eating up data. 

I've been using this service for several years. I've occasionally had issues during holidays but not everyday for weeks. 

 

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boringusername
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It's called congestion. probably everyone in your area is like you trying to use wireless as home interent

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Customer Service Rep

robin416,

 

I appreciate your clarification about the issue, and I apologize for any previous confusion. I know how important it is to have a data connection, especially when a hotspot is your primary source. Are your smartphone and Jetpack on the same plan? I don't want you to use the data redundantly.

 

Are you aware of which plan you are on? Do you have unlimited data? I ask because there are speed restrictions for hotspots on unlimited which will depend on your plan.

 

ColinH_VZW

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robin416
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I'm unlimited on both. Normally I wouldn't use this much data in a month but with the slow loading of almost every page it's eaten into the "unlimited" data. 

It took a dreadfully long time to get these couple of pages to load. I suspect I'm going to hit that magic number before I reset because of these terrible speeds. 

 

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