EDGE speed examples

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by skubish, Jun 30, 2007.

  1. skubish macrumors 68030


    Feb 2, 2005
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    Has anyone seen any videos of the speed of EDGE on the iPhone.
    Things like email, browsing, google maps? I checked youtube but haven't found any?
  2. meagain macrumors 68030

    Nov 18, 2006
    THAT would be most helpful! Good idea. Come on guys.... show us worry warts some youtube love.
  3. SirOmega macrumors 6502a

    Apr 17, 2006
    Las Vegas
    I just did an edge test - I only have 1 bar on the signal and I got 17kbit/s. When I moved and got 4-5 bars, I got around 60kbit/s.


    Hopefully that 'fine edge' project shows up around here soon.
  4. meagain macrumors 68030

    Nov 18, 2006
    SirOmega - Yipes.... Not good.

    Can anyone tell me how to run this program on a phone? I don't get how this works.
  5. pavvento macrumors 6502

    Jun 3, 2007
    my edge has been loading quicker than my blackjack did on 3g.

    just ran a speed test on the 600k sample on dslreports.com and my speed came in at 180kbit/second but only 1.113s latency. This sounds slow, but every page I have opened (yahoo fantasy sports, google maps etc.) has opened rapidly.
  6. Offspring992 macrumors member

    Jun 15, 2007
    I will try to find a way to test it or even post a video of it but to tell you the truth its really not that bad. I thought it was going to be a lot worse but it really isn't as bad as most people think. Also, the landscape keyboard is amazing. So much easier than using it in portrait mode.
  7. meagain macrumors 68030

    Nov 18, 2006
    pavvento - I wish you still had your 3g phone to comparison test as well. Can you share how you used the above site to test the phone? (sorry)
  8. Dermot81 macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2007
  9. Offspring992 macrumors member

    Jun 15, 2007
    actually, I have a samsung A900 with sprint which has EVDO and browsing with that is about as fast as using EDGE on my iPhone of that helps at all
  10. meagain macrumors 68030

    Nov 18, 2006
    OFFSPRING!!! That's the phone/service my husband has! Thanks for posting this. But, I beg of you.... could you run one of these speed tests on them? Course I realize it's not just the number, it's the 'phone' and how it handles things.... but still, it would be most helpful. Pretty please? EDIT: And, what state are you in?
  11. jwohlfeil macrumors newbie

    Jun 30, 2007
    Treo 680 G3 speed test

    I did the 1 mb speed test on my Treo 680 G3, in Orange (southern) CA:

    150 kbit/sec

    1.227s latency
    55.407s d/l time
  12. MBHockey macrumors 68040


    Oct 4, 2003
    New York

    I just got 140 kb/sec on my iPhone, suburbs NYC.
  13. quattrotom macrumors newbie

    Jun 30, 2007
    I did three tests: 132, 176 and 164 kbit/sec on the iPhone in Rochester, NY (14618) with 5/5 bars using Edge.

    FWIW: Standing 10 feet from my Netgear Wireless G router, I get 978 and 1136 kbit/sec with WiFi is enabled.

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