3G throttled? Very slow service

Discussion in 'iPad' started by digitalfx, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. digitalfx macrumors 6502a

    digitalfx

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    I am getting 5 bars, yet 3G is super slow. Anyone else experiencing this?

    Download speed: 12261.64 Kbps (11.97 Mbps / 1532.70 KB/s)
    Total test time: 6.681 Seconds
    Connection type: WIFI

    Download speed: 646.83 Kbps (0.63 Mbps / 80.85 KB/s)
    Total test time: 126.649 Seconds
    Connection type: 3G
     
  2. Buck987 macrumors 6502a

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    doesn't look good
     
  3. dennisjr631 macrumors 6502

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  4. antiprotest macrumors 65816

    antiprotest

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    My 3G download speed is about 3.5 times yours. Same on my iphone. No problem at all.
     
  5. barefeats macrumors 65816

    barefeats

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    Yes. Welcome to AT&T. I get those kind of speeds on my iPhone 3GS all the time. That's why I chose the iPad WiFi instead -- plus a Sprint 4G Overdrive which downloads at 8x the speed you are seeing.
     
  6. smoked macrumors regular

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    Keep in mind that your speed is going to depend on how many other people are accessing the same cell tower as you. At 3 am when I'm the only one on, I get pretty much the entire backhaul to myself. During the day, not so much.
     
  7. 3goldens macrumors 68000

    3goldens

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    Test Date: Apr 30, 2010 11:38:37 PM
    Connection Type: Cellular

    Download: 2188 kbps
    Upload: 180 kbps
    Ping: 299 ms
     
  8. stealthman1 macrumors regular

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    IPhone 3GS
    DL - 1591 kbps
    UL - 219 kbps
    Ping - 515ms

    iPad 64gb + 3G
    DL - 2390 kbps
    UL - 250 kbps
    Ping - 522ms
     
  9. Scuba-EMT macrumors regular

    Scuba-EMT

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    On WiFi, 10.67 Mbps down
    On 3g, 3.27 Mbps down

    I'm happy...
     
  10. me2000 macrumors 6502

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    2047 kbps down
    239 kbps up

    267 ms ping

    No complaints here.
     
  11. Doju macrumors 68000

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    Dang, American speeds are horrible. AT&T is the fastest 3G experience?

    In Canada our networks are capable of up to 21MBps in most places so for our 7.2MBps iPhone 3GSes 6MBps is not rare.
     
  12. kayloh20 macrumors regular

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    It's a shame the Overdrive doesn't last as long as the iPad in terms of battery. That's the one gripe I have about my Overdrive.
     
  13. Bulldog3777 macrumors 6502

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    3g

    Doesn't bother me too much because I am only going to use it when no wifi is available. Just glad there is a lot of wifi. At least there is the option when necessary.
     
  14. digitalfx thread starter macrumors 6502a

    digitalfx

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    The 3G version has WiFi too ya know...for $130 extra 3G is a no brainer.
    I would much rather have the option of turning on 3G when needed than carrying around extra crap and extra batteries to charge.

    $130 for 3G and a real GPS...come on now. Why would you want the WiFi model over a 3G?
     

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