Blackberry 9900 Bold downloading very slow
I am from South Africa and is a Vodacom customer, in April I upgraded my contract and got myself the Blackberry 9900 Bold, everything worked fine, 100% until about two or three weeks ago, my downloading speed has decreased so much that it is not even worth the effort to try and download any video clips at all, the download speed is now between 2kb and 6kb and can take so long just to download a movie of 500kb.
However, my internet browsing works fine, downloading music is also slower but faster than trying to download a video clip, ive given up on even trying to download video clips!
Is there anyone els who is experiencing the same problems and what can i do to improve my speed or is this a problem with the BB 9900 bold?
Any suggestions or help will be appreciated.
- 06-23-2012, 05:43 PM #4
Or this could be BIS issue. BlackBerry BIS network is famous for being too slow compared to other smart phones on regular data network.
- 06-28-2012, 03:11 AM #5
i have a blackberry 9300 and i have the same problem with vodacom and i'm in s.a i don't know why this happens ... can't even get vuclips to start anymore and when i phone the network they say must take it to a repair centre ...
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- CrackBerry Newbie
06-28-2012, 04:10 AM #6
- 7 Posts
Hi guys im from South Africa to vodacom is throttling downloads.
There was a articular that i read online about there plan to throttle downloads as some kid download 300+ gigs in one month with his BB lol
Im on mtn and i dont have this problem but since i updated to 126.96.36.1993 my download speed has slowed down
I downloaded phone os for a 9300 last night and it took me over a hour to download 160mb on. .402 it took just under a hour to download 9900 os that is 280mb
Last edited by B rad1242; 06-28-2012 at 04:15 AM.
- CrackBerry User
06-28-2012, 05:41 AM #7
- 27 Posts
As a 9900 user in good 'ol S.A., I can confirm this is true. An aquintance also has a 9900 but unlike me on Vodacom, he's on MTN.
We click the same links and he gets the download done in half the time. But then sometimes I can download 250mb in about 5mins, obviously the network is behind this but I also think that overall traffic can be blaimed too.
Some nights my 3G connection is on fire, other nights it's quite pityful....
I'm not sure what phone the OP came from but I too swore like a trooper when I went from HTC Desire HD to the 9900 about how slow the connection of the BB is. Maybe i's faster now or maybe I'm just used to it* Amor, Honorem et Pietas *
- 10-19-2012, 07:09 AM #9
Have the same problem..also from sa,I'm on mtn and I hava Blackberry Bold 9900..my downloading has never been over the roof,but with 3G it usually went pretty fast..since I upgraded to OS v188.8.131.522 though,my 3G doesn't work at all.everything downloads at like 1-3kb per second,only my browsing and such is fast..I'm sure it was my os upgrade though..