Another VZW speed thread but please hear me

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by diegoesk, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. diegoesk, Feb 9, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2011

    diegoesk macrumors regular

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    ***There have been countless posts in regards to vIphone speeds. I know I know. But this is a simple question for all current VZW iphone users***

    Yall keep mentioning upload and Dwnload speeds of 1.5 or 2.0 etc etc

    I simply want to know how do these speeds translate seconds-wise: Does 1.5mps means a page downloads in 10 seconds as opposed to 3?

    I would youtube videos but i have no service on my att phone and Youtube is blocked on our networks.
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

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    It is very subjective to measure the time it takes to load a webpage. The only accurate way to measure speed is the way we do, how many bits/bytes are downloaded per second. However, you can assume that a device that downloads at 1 Mbps will be twice as fast as one that downloads at .5 Mbps (or 512 Kbps).

    TEG
     
  3. digitard macrumors 6502a

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    What it means, roughly, using the "public" perception of 1MB = 1000K (and not the true 8)

    If someone has a 1.5mbps download speed they're downloading at 1.5 megabits per second. Using the above it translates to, what you're seeing, as 150 Kilobytes per second.

    So lets say you have a 25mb/s home internet connection but your browser says you're downloading at 2.5MB/s that's actually correct. It's just different ways of writing the same value broken into bits/bytes.

    It has nothing to do with the amount of page views, but instead the amount of data you're transmitting/receiving per second.
     
  4. diegoesk thread starter macrumors regular

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    i just think the speed thing is blown outta proportion.. As long as my internet works and I can get steady connection, ill be fine.



    anyway, im about to stand in line for a couple of hours in the freezing cold for this vIphone. :apple:
     

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