3G speeds

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Tebailey, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. Tebailey macrumors regular

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    Guys,

    What network, area, speed are you getting on 3G?

    Orange
    Glasgow
    .6 mb

    Would be interesting to see overall real world speeds...

    Tom
     
  2. random person macrumors 6502a

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    AT&T
    Boston, Massachusetts USA
    2.0 mbps
     
  3. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    iPhone and ipad average.

    2.91 down 1.4 up

    o2 lakeside area.

    Ipad on 3mobile

    6.1 down and 1.6 up
     
  4. Tebailey thread starter macrumors regular

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    And they complain about at&t's network! Good speed, is it stable?
     
  5. Tebailey thread starter macrumors regular

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    Cool.. What is 3's coverage like? Is it payg or contract?
     
  6. xSPRINTERx macrumors regular

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    3 mobile. Leicester

    5.9 download
    1.2 up

    (in my front room)

    Out side

    6.2 download
    1.2 up

    (it's actually faster than my home adsl used to be, thank god for 50meg cable.

    I can see the Hutchinson 3G mast from my bedroom..
     
  7. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Coverage is pretty good actually just there customer service is god awful. It's a 12 month prepay sim 12gb of data usage.
     
  8. Toonbay macrumors 6502

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    With speeds like that on 3 I am tempted but I do like the o2 activation and account control on the iPad + the reported sign up problems on 3 does tend to put you off.
    My speeds. So far on o2 3G
    Download 1.5mbs
    Up 0.7mbs

    3 does seem very fast
     
  9. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    tbh the only time I notice the difference between three and o2 is if a site has alot of images or I'm downloading apps or music. For general web use there isn't any difference.
     
  10. Toonbay macrumors 6502

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    Goodpoint gav2k, tbh for normal web use and e mails which I use 3G for o2 is more than quick enough for my needs and seems to have good coverage in my area
    The included wifi is also a bonus as Newcastle city has bt open zone outside wifi
     
  11. random person macrumors 6502a

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    Yes I was actually surprised and very pleased by the 3G speeds here in Boston on the iPad! Seems stable too although in fairness I am not a heavy user of 3G so instability is not something I would be likely to notice given light usage.
     
  12. bowzer macrumors 6502

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  13. biosci macrumors 6502a

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    The thing though is that AT&T should be the 7 Mbps and not 2... And more recent articles are saying they're about to roll out even a faster network. Yet I don't even see the 'old' hspa 7mbps service.
     
  14. chandler99 macrumors regular

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    iPad on 3
    Download 2.6mb
    Upload 0.256mb

    Speed seems slower in nottingham on three
     

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