[Q] Tethered device gets faster down/up than I do?

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http://forum.xda-developers.com – My friend last night had hit his data limit. So I turned on tethering for him so he could hook up his [unknown model] Android phone to my phone's data. Just out of curiosity, I had him do a speedtest. He managed 19 down and 17 up. I only got 6 down and 5 up. Over several tests, he consistently managed much higher down/up than I did. WTF?!? (HowTos)