Will Return 3G if Data Speed is not in the 600-800kbps Range

Rockky

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Irs the main reason along with improved audio, I'm getting this.
If the speed is capped in the 200-300 range a la Job's presentation, its going back.
Any further speculation/word on this?
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dturner

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I am sure it is going to vary widely for area to area. There is no way to tell until you get it and try it out. It is like edge or wifi, local conditions will play a part in performance.
 
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I seriously doubt that the speed will be capped to a measily 300, when AT&T is working so hard to increase 3G speeds ahead of the iPhone 3G rollout.
 
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Yeah, I agree with Napoleon.

The speeds will be higher than 300 in almost every area, in my opinion, but like dturner said, there will be a great variation in speeds between said areas. City areas will of course get better reception of signal, and thereforee better speeds.

I wouldn't count on a consistent 600-800 range, but it could happen. Good luck.
 

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I don't think they will be capped at all. Unfortunately, (and this is just my guess only), I think most people will find their speeds limited to the 300-400kbps range just due to the limits of the 3G network right now. Some may see over 500, but I kinda doubt it will be the norm.

I think, of the people reporting here, we will see more complaining about <300k speeds than those gloating about >500k.
 

Rockky

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Word was they were capping the speed for the iPhone because of the heavy traffic.
Its not that Jobs is oblivious to the fact that his 300somethingkbps speed he got on the 3G is extraordinarily slow for 3G.....he was emphasizing it was double Edges speed....fooling the ignorant that that's a great thing, but also preparing the knowledgeable for a capped 3G experience.

I'm on the web by necessity all day long, and that wont be acceptable . I'll continue with the tilt (which IS consistently at 700ish here in Chicago) when needed, but probably get this new Samsung Omnia
 
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hoits2000

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Or just buy it will 500 to 600 really matter?
 

anteck

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It'll be interesting to see what speeds we get here in Australia. It'll sure put a lot more traffic on the network.
 

acosmichippo

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why wouldn't the iPhone perform as well as any other 3G phone on ATT?

because they're throttling iPhone speeds? I don't buy it.
 

joe

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In well-covered areas, EDGE should be 200+. According to Apple's web site, in well-covered 3G areas we should see 2-3x speed improvement. This would put it around 400-600 on average. If there is no throttling, I'm going to guess that burst would be 800+, such as for downloading songs, apps, attachments, etc.
 

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Is there a site that shows where Cell Towers are that are 3G in the USA? It would be nice to get 500 but even that is really slow but doable.