Comparing 3g ATT vs. VZ - Something wrong here...

Discussion in 'iPad' started by biosci, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. biosci macrumors 6502a

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    WiFi off. ATT service on iPad 1 64gb, Verizon Service on iPad 2 64GB

    Using Speedtest X App

    For ATT, I got these results which seem normal to me (I've always used ATT until I just got the new VZ iPad)

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    Then, on the Verizon iPad, I got this...
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    This can't be right and makes no sense. I thought AT&T was supposed to be faster? Could it be that I'm just using a bad app that's not reliable?

    Any insights appreciated.
    (Used the TIMG tags so you can click on the images to make them larger - I think...)
    Mike
     
  2. bowlerman625 macrumors 68020

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    I would test a few more times at different times to validate the first results.
     
  3. spgiva macrumors regular

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    Out of curiosity,why did you think AT&T was supposed to be faster? I have never heard anyone (other then AT&T) say that.

    I agree with the poster before me though, run the test in a few different places, at a few different times, and get averages.

    -spg
     
  4. nixiemaiden macrumors 6502a

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    I have heard it a lot among Verizon iphone4 users. They said they switched to Verizon because AT&T kept dropping calls. They said that they don't suffer nearly as many dropped calls but their data is a lot slower now.
     
  5. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    Those Verizon numbers seem inflated for some reason. It could just be a signal fluke though. I have a 3GS and an Ip2 ATT and I've put some result lists below from the speedtest app (iPhone version on both). The wireless tests are all from the same location...fluctuates ridiculously.
     

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  6. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    I hear it all the time and I completely agree with it. GSM is better for data, CDMA is better for call quality..

    My coworker has a Verizon iPhone, I'm on AT&T. We ran a data test at the same time same place. I got 2.59Mbps down and 1.56Mbps up. She got 1.45Mbps Down and .95Mbps up. Ran multiple tests and all turned out the same. We both had 5 bars of 3G reception.
     
  7. aristobrat macrumors G4

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  8. biosci thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for all the input. I purchased the VZ iPad so that if my iPhone was dead too, I can always back up/fall back on the VZ of the iPad. Plus, a lot of road trips planned for the summer (More network availability on VZ).

    Then I've simply remembered all the times when I do have full bars on ATT and still can't make a connection for whatever reason. Has happened so many times! When friends / coworkers have no problem with VZ. And finally, just a change of scenery!

    I'll try again later too.. Maybe a complete reboot and retest is in the future here.
     
  9. Amazing Iceman macrumors 68040

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    Wow, I never get such great speed. Well, it depends on which speed test app I used. One of them shows great speeds while the rest show terrible speeds. Which apps are reliable?
     

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