3.5G Speeds = Fast!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Travisimo, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. Travisimo macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, I am getting some consistently better speeds on my iPhone 4. Looks like those HSUPA/HSDPA upgrades have really made things faster, at least in my area (Quad Cities, IL/IA). I am getting 3-5 mbps down and 1.6 mbps up on a regular basis! Of course, sometimes it drops to 1-2 down when I don't have good reception, but in many areas (including my home/work), I easily get 4-5 down and 1.6 up no matter what time of day.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCCbFXLaNIQ

    Here's an article confirming the faster speeds as well:

    http://modmyi.com/forums/iphone-news/716705-3-5g-iphone-4-blazes-where-supported.html

    My co-worker just recently got an EVO 4G and wasn't even getting close to these speeds. Of course, there's no 4G in our area so we had to compare on 3G. He wasn't even breaking 1 mbps down and .5 up whereas I was over 3 mbps down and 1.6 up. I'm sure on 4G he would be doing better than this, but there's very little 4G coverage right now, so I'll take the 3.5G on my iPhone!
     
  2. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    Must be nice. 3G here in NY is 500 kbps on a good day for me.
     
  3. keyofnight macrumors regular

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    Interesting. I only get 2Mbps down and 1.2Mbps down, but I live in Santa Cruz and they might not support the new standards down here.

    I will say this though: 2Mbps is much faster than what I used to get, so I'm happy. :)

    Perhaps I'll get twice that when I'm in LA or SF?
     
  4. JoshGlzBrk macrumors 6502a

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  5. vizkiz macrumors 6502a

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    I'm on Long Island, NY, and tested a few times last night.
    I got 2927-2999 Kbps down on the FCC speed test, and 1426-1619 up.
    On the Xtreme Labs Speedtest, I somehow got 4685 down (two more consecutive tests were 3022 and 3522). The up speeds were 828 (on the same test with the 4685 down speed) and 838 and 813 on the other two.

    Please note: These are not my typical speeds, but are much higher than I have gotten on my iPhone 3G. Overall, 3G speeds on my i4 are noticeably faster than my 3G.
     
  6. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    :eek: when did they upgrade speeds in Tacoma? Did they do it in Seattle, too? I didn't even know :D. Just felt speedier for some reason.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. bowlerman625 macrumors 68020

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    I've noticed the speeds around Chicago are getting better as well.
     
  8. Lifesuxsbad macrumors regular

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    Mine

    Here is Mine

    WIFI of course...lol
     

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  9. runtohell121 macrumors 6502

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    At Prunedale/Gilroy/Morgan Hill, it is already 3+ Mbps

    EDIT: Here's my screenshot with the places labeled.
    [​IMG]
     
  10. GfPQqmcRKUvP macrumors 68040

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  11. quagmire macrumors 603

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    My speed test on 3G.
     

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  12. PezRadar macrumors regular

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    Dallas should be on HSPA+ now.

    I get about 3.5 down from far north dallas.
     
  13. JoshGlzBrk macrumors 6502a

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    I'm actually down here in Olympia so I would assume Tacoma/Seattle has it also :)
     
  14. JoshGlzBrk macrumors 6502a

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  15. redbeard331 macrumors 6502a

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    [​IMG]

    Much much faster than my 3G!!!

    Slower speeds are 3G
     
  16. doubleatheman macrumors 6502a

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    Wow nice seeds for Olympia!! I have some family in Olympia, I remember 2 yers ago when I was there the speeds were horrible!!

    I hope that you guys are right, because the 3G in my town is about 300kbps-1mbps. And were in a town of 60,000, and our town has fibre and Uverse service. Seems like AT&T should tap into that.
     
  17. JoshGlzBrk macrumors 6502a

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    You may want to blank out the coordinates in your picture.
     
  18. irwinm macrumors member

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    OK - here is my speed on AT&T with my 3GS from outside in downtown LA just a few minutes ago - this is consistently what I get here which is why I'm considering dumping AT&T and iPhone - has anyone upgraded to iPhone 4 in LA and seen significantly better speeds around town? The best I have ever gotten is around 2 Mbs and that is a sporadic burst (average right around 1 Mbs or less), and I consistently get significant lag or just unable to connect even when my phone shows full bars and 3G icon. I really don't want to mess with changing, but only have a few more days to decide whether to keep EVO and the freakin at&t network is the biggest downside (I envy all of you who get those wifi like speeds).
     

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  19. macfanrutler macrumors regular

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    What is the phone symbol next to your signal.:confused: Where you on the phone when you took this?
     
  20. irwinm macrumors member

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    Phone call forwarding.
     
  21. Travisimo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    8:45pm
    Down: 4702 kbps
    Up: 1664 kbps
     

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  22. palmerc2 macrumors 65816

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    Wow. That is pretty slow. Try restarting your phone?

    I just did it real quick in silverlake and got 2405 down and 1149 up
     
  23. vansouza macrumors 68000

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    Here in Las Vegas 1691 down and 5022 up... weird... will try with wifi turned off...

    Ok tried it with wifi off and got 2224 down and 2422 up... just how does this work...
     

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