Bandwidth Tests - not good.

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babingha

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Jun 30, 2007
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I did a search and did not see anyone else that did this so I went to www.bandwidthplace.com and did the test here are the results:
41.7 kilobits per seconds
stroage 4.1 kilobytes per second
1MB file download 3.4 minutes
subjective rating SLOW
wow slow anyone else do any testing? :(
 

tamakin

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Jun 30, 2007
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#2
I don't have to do any tests to know that it's super slow. A couple sites took forever to load. It's cool though I can deal with it because this phone is super radical!
 

gts

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Jun 30, 2007
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#11
Denver CO area with EDGE selected.
I got
Test 1
Communications 160.8 Kb per Sec
Storage 19.6 KB per Sec
1MB file Download 52. Sec
Subjective rating Mediocre

Test 2
Communications 173.8 Kb per Sec
Storage 21.1 KB per Sec
1MB file Download 43.3 Sec
Subjective rating Mediocre
 

RchGrav

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Jun 8, 2007
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#12
Personal test results

188.4 kilobits per second
Communications 188.4 kilobits per second
Storage 23 kilobytes per second
1MB file download 44.5 seconds

Actually not too bad considering that its EDGE. I had a Sony VAIO UX series that had a built in EDGE data card. That was pretty slow too, but livable, and it cost me $59 per month. I was expecting ISDN like speeds (128kbps) so you can imagine that I am thrilled with 188.4kbps, and for only $20 per month. A bargain by comparison.

I'm perfectly fine with the speed right now! It will be cool when 3G comes out, I'll be all over that phone!
 

DRabbit

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Jul 2, 2007
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#13
I haven't actually tested, but when I have five bar signal strength the speed is okay... the lower the bars, the slower EDGE is.

I also think it's a matter of being a little realistic. This is really the only phone that does REAL web browsing... mobile internet on your Razr might have been faster, but it was only delivering text.

And for e-mail delivery it's sufficient.

I figure I'll do most of my web surfing via WiFi unless I find I'm stuck in an area without access to it... and then, I'll only be accessing to look up something I really need right then and there. I won't be sitting in my car away from home just surfing for the heck of it :)
 

jbaraga

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Jun 26, 2007
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Pittsburgh, PA
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#14
I tested a Verizon Moto Q on EVDO side by side with my iPhone. While the Q was definitely faster, what set the iPhone apart is how well the pages render & quickly it is to navigate through a page. By the numbers, my Q was much faster than my iPhone, but I find the web browsing experience much better & more effective on the iPhone. It's definitely a case of the numbers not really telling the whole story.
 

jtown

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Jun 24, 2007
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#16
the only time i've experience slow EDGE browsing was this morning for about an hour. otherwise its been almost as fast as my wifi connection! even when it goes a bit slower, i am proud to say that i can get any webpage i want within a minute and anywhere i want (south rural texas). I am quite satisfied with my toy!
 

glenrich78

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Jul 1, 2007
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#18
Right now I'm getting the following:

Communications: 77.6 kbps
Storage: 9.5 kbps
1MB Download: 1.8 minutes
Subjective Rating: Slow
 

mlass

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Jun 19, 2007
678
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#20
192 & 23.4 DFW, TX

Can live with, but hate that You Tube compresses video with EDGE.

At least I'm getting the typing thing down.