3G Network Speeds

Stephenw

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jun 20, 2009
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When I first got my iPhone, 3G performed about like DSL. These days, everyone and their brother has a smart phone of some variety. Now the performance seems like using a 56K dial up connection. I'm thinking the network is going to get near useless with everyone buying 3G iPads.
 

Small White Car

macrumors G4
Aug 29, 2006
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Washington DC
And your location and network is????
And also dates (beyond "when I first got my phone").

My experience in Washington DC was that it got worse and worse from July 2008 to December 2009. Since December, it's been getting better and better each month and now, here in April of '09, AT&T in DC is better than it was in July of '08.
 

Stephenw

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jun 20, 2009
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I've had my iPhone 3G for a year and a half and I live in Salt Lake City.
 

Michael CM1

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Feb 4, 2008
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Well, don't fret. First of all, nobody has bought an iPad with 3G yet. Secondly, people aren't going to use those near as much as iPhones. I'm assuming that most people were replacing simple phones with iPhones, and that's something most of us carry all of the time. I don't forsee EVERYBODY always having an iPad. Just the fact that it won't fit in your pocket keeps that from happening.

Personally, I think I'd rather have 32GB of storage and $30 than a 3G radio. I'm already getting killed on my phone bill, so I couldn't justify that. If I got to a point where I could afford the extra $15/month, I would probably have a new job and could afford a new iPad.

So I personally think I'll get one sometime soon, but I don't know. I'm kinda letting the early adopters test it out and then maybe I can discover if any killer app for it exists. I'm really interested in one as an ebook reader and perhaps news site reader. I put off getting a Kindle to see what Apple would do. Well, for about twice the price, I get pretty much a computer. Sign me up.