3G speeds across the country

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  1. manhattanboy macrumors 6502a

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    Is it just me or is it ridiculous that NYC has the slowest 3G download speed in the ENTIRE COUNTRY!!!!
    I mean for the flagship city for Apple, this is crazy. The "S" in NYC apparently means "slow".

    Check out your city's results below:

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  2. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000

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  3. Ishimaru macrumors 6502a

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    I get far better speeds from AT&T in San Jose. At least 2Mbps at any given time.
     
  4. GfPQqmcRKUvP macrumors 68040

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    Why shouldn't I have guessed my little town wouldn't be on this matrix?


    (Los Angeles)
     
  5. gloss macrumors 601

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    S'ok, the DC Metro area's not on there either.

    I love how poor AT&T's reliability scores are compared to Verizon's and Sprint's, though. Yikes.
     
  6. Ishimaru macrumors 6502a

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    And yet that information is incorrect, as I get speeds far faster than they're listing there. I don't recall the last time I had 500kbps for 3G speeds...
     
  7. Vandam500 macrumors 68000

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    Wow at AT&T. DC and LA not in there? Odd, but more odd is Atlanta not being there :eek:
     
  8. kwyn macrumors regular

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    Ha! Suburban Philly

    I get like 1210 download and 260 up.

    Crap! Thanks a lot ATT.

    EDIT: I actually tested it some more and it's usually lower, like around 850 down
     
  9. rburly macrumors 6502a

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  10. gloss macrumors 601

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    I did five consecutive 3G tests from my house in NoVA and got:

    Download/Upload:

    1) 348ms lag - 1243kbps/99kbps
    2) 2460ms lag - 323kbps/24kbps
    3) 402ms lag - 333kbps/34kbps
    4) 1481ms lag - 156kbps/25kbps
    5) 5184ms lag - 283kbps/27kbps

    Just for kicks, five tests on Edge, exact same location:

    1) 997ms lag - 100kbps/24kbps
    2) 4126ms lag - 90kbps/6kbps
    3) 2482ms lag - 41kbps/52kbps
    4) 3099ms lag - 68kbps/27kbps
    5) 3101ms lag - 56kbps/19kbps

    WiFi -
    1) 39ms lag - 10101kbps/4253kbps
    2) 3406ms lag - 12494kbps/4313kbps
    3) 48ms lag - 12088kbps/4292kbps
    4) 47ms lag - 11931kbps/4243kbps
    5) 35ms lag - 10759kbps/4241kbps

    AT&T needs to get their **** together.
     
  11. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    Seems right for 3G in NYC to me. AT&T's 3G is brutal here.
     
  12. rjohnstone macrumors 68040

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    I can tell you right now that the Phoenix Verizon numbers are BS.
    They must have been standing under a Verizon tower when they took those readings.
    When I had Verizon service for my work phone last year, I had to go outside to make a phone call.

    My AT&T numbers are consistently between 953 kbps and 1864 kbps on the download speeds but don't come close to their reported upload speed of 671 kbps. I get between 188 kbps and 342 kbps on the upload side.

    I just popped 1108 up and 335 down right now. I would say that is average for me.
     
  13. DaGreat01 macrumors 6502a

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    Lol that's what I was thinking haha
     
  14. Ever34 macrumors regular

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    Kinda off subject if you will....since i'm not in the US but I average out at about:

    3450 kbps Download
    280 kbps Upload

    This is on Rogers in Canada.
     
  15. randy98mtu macrumors 65816

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    I'm in Detroit and I get 1200-1700 on 3G. It's been very reliable in my experience as long as I'm in the coverage area.
     
  16. manhattanboy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Holy smokes that download speed is way fast!
     
  17. natebookpro macrumors 6502a

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    3G not Wifi. Pics or it didnt happen.
     
  18. detroit1 macrumors regular

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    the more traffic on the server the slower the speeds are. thats why nyc has lower speeds
     
  19. natebookpro macrumors 6502a

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    Lol I was gonna say
     
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  21. natebookpro macrumors 6502a

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    I live on the Eastern Shore of MD and get 1100-1200k usually.
     
  22. rasputinj macrumors regular

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    in the burbs of Ventura County where I live I get 1300/410 on 3g with the iPhone, I would assume some of the better upload rates were coming off of a 3G card not a phone.
     

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