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Old Jun 9, 2009, 11:42 AM   #1
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Is bluetooth transfer speed slower than 3G for tethering?

Is bluetooth transfer speed slower than 3G for tethering? Will I be able to make use of my 3G fully using bluetooth or do I have to use USB?
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Old Jun 9, 2009, 11:46 AM   #2
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Old Jun 9, 2009, 11:47 AM   #3
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Is bluetooth transfer speed slower than 3G for tethering? Will I be able to make use of my 3G fully using bluetooth or do I have to use USB?
IIRC, bluetooth maxes out at 1MB/S so you will definitely get better speed from USB (not to mention that Bluetooth will probably flatten your battery in pretty short order!)
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It seems that Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR has a transfer rate of 3.0Mbps. I can't find anything that indicates Bluetooth 2.1 having a higher transfer rate. So if you did indeed get a connection greater than 3Mbps on your iPhone then the bluetooth tethering could be a potential bottleneck.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bluetooth#Uses
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