Do I have the fastest 3G speeds?

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  1. dylanpd9121 macrumors newbie

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    Located right outside of New Orleans, LA. I really don't have much to complain about AT&T. I usually turn off WiFi because my 3G is actually faster! See for yourself!

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  3. dread macrumors 6502a

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    I hit 3.6 before.
     
  4. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    On average I would call those "very good" speeds from AT&T. You should be happy with them.

    Your wifi is abysmal, though. I tend to get around 7 or 8 mbps at home. Is that your router's fault of your internet provider's fault?
     
  5. andygabriel macrumors regular

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    I'm Taiwan and this is the average speed i get outside the cities

    3G speed
     

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  6. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    I regularly get speeds like yours. Unless you're in Manhattan or San Francisco, I would say those are good but not atypical speeds...depending on time of day.

    As for your WiFi, it is abysmal. I regularly get 13 Mbps downstream and 4 up.
     
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    To be honest i get like 7mbps download off of wifi but download speeds off my computer are never that fast. I average 700 kbps lol so i dont know if those speedtests are accurate.
     
  9. dylanpd9121 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    that wifi was in a starbucks running off of the AT&T provided wifi service.
     
  10. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

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    well that's interesting.....
     
  11. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    Well, then, you're using a shared access point with lord-knows-what for total bandwidth. I'm surprised you got even those numbers. That is not an accurate measure of WiFi performance.
     
  12. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

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    6.18 Mbps is my highest here in Ontario, Canada. :) Don't have that screen shot anymore since I got my replacement iPhone, but here's one of a 6.06 Mbps:
     

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  13. oacory macrumors regular

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    If that is abysmal, I do not know what I have. I am being told I get around 500kps but I rarely hit above 60kps.
     
  14. oacory macrumors regular

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    I just ran my computer on speed test and this is what I got...



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  15. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    Well, you get what you pay for. My guess is you've got the 756 kbps Verizon DSL package. In your case the limiting factor is not your WiFi, but your cheap Internet plan.
     
  16. Macnator macrumors 6502

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    My best speeds here in Canada on the Rogers Network are:

    5.55 Mbps download
    0.27 Mbps upload

    I have been very impressed with the speed of the Rogers network everywhere I have been.
     
  17. oacory macrumors regular

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    I actually pay for 3mps.... Something I obviously don't get. I have been told there is nothing I can really do. I have had service people come out who all agree I am getting jipped because they have tested the line multiple times with it being rated at 512kps or less every time (idk where the site gets 700). The only good thing is it only costs me $15 a month.

    I am looking at Fios though, the slow speeds make me mad sometimes.
     
  18. gibbz macrumors 68030

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    I've been getting 2-3 Mbps down and 0.2 - 0.25 Mbps up in Norman, Oklahoma (just outside of Oklahoma City)
     

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  19. Doju macrumors 68000

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    Jeez, AT&T is faster than Verizon but it's still that slow? I feel bad for the Americans.

    I average around 4.5-5mbps in Canada.
     
  20. grantsdale macrumors 6502a

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    You must be using some overloaded WiFi.
     
  21. PhixionFilms macrumors 6502

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    Thats pretty quick. I get like 1mbps at all times.
     
  22. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    In New Orleans, you can get faster 3G speeds. As for your slow Wi-Fi, maybe you have a sub 1.5Mb/s tier, so in that case your 3G will be obviously faster.
     
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    Gah! That beats my 4.51 :(

    The XT network here in NZ is technically very similar to the new Telus/Bell one.
     
  24. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7E18 Safari/528.16)

    2.2 is the best I've done on 3g in Boston. That was exceptional tho. I usually get 1.6-1.8 at off peak times. It can drop to a few hundred during the day. :(

    home wifi is 25 mbps FiOS, and I get ~15 on my iPhone and the full 25 on my iMac (dunno why the big difference). :)
     
  25. UngratefulNinja macrumors 68000

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    Here's mine on wifi and 3G. I'm about 40 min outside of Pittsburgh, PA
     

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