said by Dexter1992:
I wonder if they had the download throttled down to improve the upload throughput. If upload is over saturated connections to server will fail. I am experiencing a similar problem.
I don't think any throttling was intended... I think the tower was just malfunctioning. You could get full downloads speeds no matter the time of day if you were very close to the tower... it just had no range to it (falling to 56k past 2 miles). Upload remained good (500k or better) from any range.
The saddest part is that we reported it every-time we were at that location with a sprint card (around once every 2 months for a year give or take as we rotate sprint and vm cards as our backups depending on what is in use at the time), and it took a year to get fixed.
We gave up reporting it to the VM side since they don't seem to have the ability to report tower issues to sprint (or they choose not to, still not sure which it is
Our primary cards are att and that area was an edge area for att... so we would still break out the sprint or vm card to upload large files / attachments even with it malfunctioning the 500k upload was much superior to the att edge upload speed (always less than 90k).