Question Very short stutters/freezes in audio and video when using my phone's hotspot

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I live in an apartment complex with public WiFi. It's absolutely unusable. I have an unlimited 4G data plan on my phone so I figured I'd use the hotspot and browse through that. I don't need insane speeds I just want a consistent connection that doesn't drop out every few minutes.

So I do just that, sadly it gets very annoying over time as there are these micro-stutters in both audio and video every few seconds or sometimes multiple times in fast succession. Lowering the video quality I set on YouTube for example hardly seems to change the issue so I don't believe it's the limit in bandwidth. It does however occur more when I'm online but will also occur when not actively using the internet.

All of this happens exclusively when on the hotspot. Turning off the WiFi or switching to the public network instantly makes these issues go away.
 

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