I used to get 20Mbps+ all the time at home. I still get that often but with about 2Mbps when it hits the lowest. I've been seeing more of the 2Mbps during the day lately. With everything that is going on I think they are being heavily taxed right now. They probably got an influx of people wanting to take advantage of the unlimited data and you see more comments about using in a hotspot device, home internet etc. Unfortunately they are going to get abused in this situation which is bad news for us. You should be getting better speeds after midnight though.
Wow, that's pretty bad. My download speeds have been normal for my area. Attached are some readings all using the Moto e6 on Visible. The two readings for February were one with the hotspot enabled (5 megabit cap) and the other without (Tampa Bay area) Now, the upload has been rather low inside the house. Thankfully, I have not have to use the hotspot for work purposes. Hope it all works out for you!
Anyone reading this thread should look at my post about selecting LTE bands.
It turns out that deprioritization is not an issue. There are some LTE bands that are much slower than others and it all comes down to disabling those bands so that your phone only chooses from the faster bands.
I'm now enjoying consistent bandwidth of 12-14 Mbps and above.
I have a similar experience with Visible. The fastest speed I ever recorded was 3 Mbps but I'm usually below 1Mbps. When I hotspot to my laptop even browsing is slow. Probably going to let Visible expire at the end of the 30 days.
I just figured out a way to consistently get really fast speeds on Visible, although it's applicability is very limited. I plugged in a Visible SIM into the A1723 Sprint unlocked version of the first generation iPhone SE. Unlike the A1662 version (and other iphones since the iPhone 6), the A1723 does not have LTE band 13. So it has to default to band 4. My band 4 coverage must be really good where I live (about 8 blocks from where all the mayhem happened 2 days ago!), so maybe this isn't a great solution for travel. However, my A1723 is a really good hotspot for where I live.