I spent quite a bit of time recently with a support tech on the phone about this. A very nice person, and was very patient and friendly. Unfortunately, no success. The conclusion was that it was maybe this particular cell? I have confirmed it is not. I think my use case is probably beyond his technical skill. Reset network settings, he pushed an update, multiple restarts, yadda yadda.
I need to maintain at least 3 mbps upload for a live stream that is part of my job. I have five bars of LTE at two separate test locations. On the phone itself, Ookla Speedtest reports 6mbps upload. When tethered to a laptop, I barely can hit half a meg upload. The results are suspiciously consistant. This has been tested in multiple locations, and on two different phones.
I did notice a lot of similar threads, and after reading quite a few, I saw no clear answer. It's obviously specific to tethering. My concern is that it's being limited. I have T-Mobile One unlimited. I have only used 2.25 GB of data thus far. I was able to consistently get 3 mbps up or better on my previous carrier. Bottom line, I need a solution soon, even if it means going to another provider. I've considered a dedicated hotspot, but as this need might be time limited, that may not make economic sense.
Thanks for your time.
Best answer by tmo_ianView original