Average 3G speed?

mcaram16

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Jul 26, 2007
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Does anyone know what the average 3G speed for the iPhone is supposed to be? I download the speedtest app so i'm curious what speeds download and upload i should be seeing.

I've ran it twice so far in the same exact location within 20 seconds of each other and got the following results:

download = 331kb/s
Upload = 30kb/s

download = 459 kb/s
Upload = 180 kb/s

Should it really fluctuate that much within a 20 second period? Or is the app just give random numbers?
 

winterymix

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Sep 27, 2007
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Short answer: Yes, it should & will. Your download rate is dependent on numerous factors, some of which include, AT&T network traffic, general internet traffic, signal strength, traffic on the site you are trying to visit and I'm sure there are many other factors that I'm completely ignorant of. So don't sweat it. That's normal.