I use a couple programs to use my phones unlimited Internet on my laptop (depending on whether im using windows or ubuntu, the programs have the same performance), and it’s actually the fastest Internet I’ve ever had being from a rural area.
However, it isn’t flawless: sometimes browser pages will take 5 minutes to load while something is downloading at 2Mb/s (which to me is very fast). Also, I’ve noticed that the amount of service I have is largely irrelevant: On the 4G network, I have one bar at the moment and it’s working great. Sometimes web pages will take the same amount of time to load with 3 bars. But, the same can’t be said when the phone switches to a 3G network, sometimes when the service is at one bar the Internet service is terrible and doesn’t really work at all.
I’m asking because I would like to know which elements of “the Internet” can come into play here. I don’t believe it can have anything to do with malware because I’m using Ubuntu at the moment, not saying that they can’t get malware but knowing my browsing habits that seems practically impossible.