3G in far west Chicago suburbs

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by john0879, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. john0879 macrumors newbie

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    So I just got an iPhone for my birthday a few weeks ago knowing that I would only have edge coverage. Well I just checked my phone shortly after 10PM and I had full bars 3G compared to the 2 bars of edge earlier this evening!!!

    Does anyone know how to find out if the update included turning on the 850MHz band?

    Anyone in the DeKalb/Sycamore area notice improved coverage inside buildings?

    Update: 3-5 bars 3G at my desk at work. I was previously getting 2-4 bars edge. Slightly better signal strength inside here.
     
  2. Entertainment72 macrumors member

    Entertainment72

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    Im in Chicago now for work.. 3G in Chicago is SLOOOOOOOOWWWWW wow.. I'm use to 3G in my hometown...now I know what everyone complains about. :eek:
     
  3. oxdtown macrumors member

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    yes sir

    im in sycamore on orchard and i have full bars of 3g this is new because when i left at 8 i had 2 bars of edge and now have 3g i guess the rep in elgin was only a day off on telling me the 9th earlier this month
     
  4. john0879 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Have you run a speed test downtown? I'm getting 1.4Mbps down/236kbps up sitting at my desk in DeKalb. I got 2Mbps down/281kbps up at home last night. Not bad.

    I don't go downtown too much. Just curious to know what to expect if I do.
     
  5. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040

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    They are currently updating Chicago as one of their first 5 cities or so with "faster" 3G :D
     
  6. ~Phi macrumors regular

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    I'm downtown Chicago right now with full 3g bars on my 3gs. Just did a speed test and got Download of 1064 Kbps and Upload of 113Kbps.
     

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