3G data speeds suck?

theraker007

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i just tried out 3g and edge from iPhonespeedtest.com and got pretty much the same speed on both networks.


pretty annoying
 

tamakin

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Yet another reason for me to stick to my v1 iPhone.
 

mlass

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This is rounded of, but 200 on edge 400 on 3g and 600 wifi.

BTW Speedtest are not 100% correct, since the iPhone doesn't have Java/Flash
 

muckymucky

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Location: Alameda/Oakland, CA (San Francisco Bay Area)

on my way to work and during breaks, the phone jumps between E and 3G. and i have to say: its on 3G about 40% of the time with 3+ bars and when that happens, pages load quick, my Loopt works quick, downloading apps on 3G is quick and everything else is what its supposed to be. i speed tested in a low 3G area and was at least constantly hitting ~250kbps (and remember, thats when its not fullly barred)

i say im pretty satisfied with 3G speeds, just not its coverage. (i would have edge at my desk, but at the receptionist's desk, theres 3G)

my only hopes are that AT&T turning up knob of the 3G signal and putting up more towers with 3G.

love,
rey
 

Saverino

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I haven't done a speed test yet, but the difference between V1 and 3G is HUGELY noticeable.
 

BigCiX

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i just did it and it states: Your iPhone speed is 100.7kbps
i did it again for the second time and it was 412.9kbps
 

iphone1027

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I find the iPhonetest site is not that good. So I always have used DSL Reports on my PPC phones and now on my iPhone. I got about 700+ with 3 bars here in Miami,Fl. I took a screen shot so I will post it once I'm on my computer.
 

juzcallmeg0d

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around 550-600 kbps on 3G
around 100 kbps on edge

i tested each 3 times and they came up around the same each time

so for me, 3G is about 5-6 times faster than edge...which is really nice :)

and of course WiFi will change with whatever network you're currently on
 

aggieman

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i'm getting around 600 on 3g and less than 200 on EDGE consistently.

tamakin, it looks like you keep reaching for reasons to justify not buying the 3g. I know I can load pages such as ESPN.com and they appear almost instantly, whereas in the past I could wait up to a minute or more with my v1. If you've ever had a 3g phone, which I've had many, you will be pretty dissatisfied with an EDGE phone. Other benefits are simultaneous data + voice connections, where when you are browsing the web you will not miss calls. This is not possible on the v1 EDGE iPhone. Sure you can complain about the warmer display. I can tell a bit of a difference, but it still looks better than any other phone on the market. If you aren't looking at them side by side I do not think it would bother you a bit.

Its your prerogative to stay with the v1, but don't be so quick to just dismiss the 3g iPhone in every single thread like you've been doing. The added benefit of 3g alone makes it worth it for most people who are in well covered 3g areas. And the GPS is more amazing than just about any other phone I've ever had, including the Nokia N95. Once a true nav program is available through the app store, it will almost be a replacement for a standalone GPS unit, although I won't use it as such for daily use.
 
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Every v1 iPhone user I've come across said that 3G is noticeably faster.
I even raced a co-worker to see who could get the Miss USA video on YouTube faster.

Also, 3G coverage in my area is very, very good. Some other people have reported 3G going in and out in some areas. Perhaps you are in one of those areas.
 

420greg

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According to the iNetworkTest.app my 3G speed is 67.580 KB/Sec (suxs)

Using their webapp is says 3G is 329.547.

Edge is 10.432 KB/Sec

Wifi is 394.647 KB/Sec.

I am going to chicago this weekend, hopefully the 3G is better there.
 

sonicwind

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I'm getting 250-400 in Houston. In other words, not suck, but typical of any 3G phone in the area.
 
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According to the iNetworkTest.app my 3G speed is 67.580 KB/Sec (suxs)

Using their webapp is says 3G is 329.547.

Edge is 10.432 KB/Sec

Wifi is 394.647 KB/Sec.

I am going to chicago this weekend, hopefully the 3G is better there.
Actually, iNetworkTest native app works with kiloBYTES and the web version works with kiloBITS.

So, 67.580 KB/sec = 675.80 kb/sec (notice the BIG "KB" and little "kb). So your speed is better than most. And it appears you should be concerned about your Wi-Fi speed since I get in the range of 900 kb/sec.

Testing with the native iNetwork Test app and the web version at home, I would get 3G iPhone speeds in the range of 400 kb/sec.

But, I just tested my 3G speed at work and I got 725.16 kb/sec! :laugh2: I gotta test my speed at home after work.
 

jptolife

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I usually get 400-600 on my 3G. There as only been one time when I got 1.4 mbps but never again. 3G is so much faster than edge.
 

chazm

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Im in Orlando and I just got the 3g on Monday and I must say 3G is way faster than my V1.

I usually use the internet at work where their is no wi-fi and when I had EDGE I wanted to throw the phone when it was loading web pages. With 3G it loads pages in seconds.
 

SikShift

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I tried the TestmyiPhone.com test and my results were 6.42 Mbps (6414 kbps/783 kb/s).....on my wifi network. I'll try it at work later today, when I'm running on 3G
 

k3n85

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347 kbps here in Milwaukee via iNetwork Test
 

goobs22xx

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Anyone in the Charleston, SC area that can comment on the coverage here?

Still trying to decide if I want to buy.