Does your edge speed decrease when you are on the highway?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Eternal 28, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. Eternal 28 macrumors 6502

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    For some reason when I'm at work my speeds are about 150-175 kbps. But when I'm on the highway with a friend my speeds decrease to about 30 kbps is this normal or do I have a damaged iphone? Does your iPhone edge speeds decrease also when you are on the highway? Thanks
     
  2. Tokiopop macrumors 68000

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    Well, because you're traveling so fast you're getting disconnected from one network tower (thing :p) and being reconnected to another. This maybe causing the slowdown. for me my 3G goes slower on Maps when we're traveling.
     
  3. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    I notice that sometimes I'm switching from EDGE to 3G and there are dips and dead spots during my morning/evening commute, but I've not done any testing of speed yet, but I'll give it a try tomorrow...
     
  4. Eternal 28 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Okay thank you I was using the inetwork test app from the app store. Can you test your Edge and 3G speeds while on the highway?
     
  5. dissdnt macrumors 65816

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    Not sure, but it's probably dangerous to stand on the highway using your iPhone. You could get hurt booby! :D
     
  6. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Maybe you're driving one way and the bits are going the other way? Did you try turning the car around?
     
  7. moka macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5H11 Safari/525.20)

    for me it actually increases, I'm
    In south Cali.
     
  8. moka macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5H11 Safari/525.20)

    for me it actually increases, I'm
    In south Cali.
     
  9. jeremykyle macrumors regular

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    Touche'! lol :p
     
  10. Eternal 28 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    For some reason its slower on the speedtest app when I am running the speedtest. Im going to try the inetwork test app and see the results.
     
  11. wingsabr macrumors 6502

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    happened to me today. When I travel down interstate 95 it is always a lot slower then when I am in the city...
     
  12. Eternal 28 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  13. Rayfire macrumors 68020

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    You ARE letting your friend try the app not yourself while driving on the highway right?
     

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