EDGE speeds pumped up tonight?

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  1. PoitNarf macrumors 65816

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    I'm seeing some reports on howardforums that users are finding their EDGE speeds increased over the past hour or so. Can anyone here with an EDGE phone do a speed test to check to see if this holds any water?

    http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php?t=1189862
     
  2. pcguru83 macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, that's awesome. One guy was getting over 200kb/sec. I sure hope similar improvements are seen here in Charlotte!
     
  3. WillJS macrumors 65816

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    Well with thouands of internet capable phones coming online at around the same time they had to to something..
     
  4. transamman1999 macrumors member

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    that's awesome to hear!! i knew they would improve their service after EVERY SINGLE reviewer bashed AT&T for its slowness
     
  5. pcguru83 macrumors 6502a

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    I just really hope this translates well into smaller markets. I'm not holding my breath though... So far, everyone with good results have been in fairly large cities (Manhattan and So FL--Miami, I'm assuming).
     
  6. Dermot81 macrumors member

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    Great news!

    Hopefully the 200kb/s (25KB/s) can be sustained after the massive influx of iphone users hop onto the network.

    25KB/s is not bad at all, 4-5x faster than dialup.

    In comparison, I believe before AT&T's $50MM network upgrade, edge averaged roughly 100kb/s (12.5KB/s)?

    So that's a pretty impressive increase. AT&T is really pushing this outdated network to its limits!
     
  7. dagomike macrumors 65816

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    Looks like they recompiled the developer build, now it's more "snappy." :rolleyes:
     
  8. cmschmidt macrumors 6502

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    i just ran a test and got 121kb but i've never used the data on my phone before so i dont' have anything to compare it to. i guess we'll see if anythings actually changed tomorrow when everyone jumps on.
     
  9. pcguru83 macrumors 6502a

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    Where are you located?
     
  10. Dermot81 macrumors member

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    I think it also depends what city you are in (i.e. where AT&T spent the $50MM upgrade).

    http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php?t=1189862&page=2&pp=15

    Some people are now claiming to get over 250kb/s!
     
  11. cmschmidt macrumors 6502

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    downtown Dallas, tx. i would think this would be one of the places they would have put some effort into.
     
  12. Dimwhit macrumors 68000

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    Absolutely correct. Once thing about the EDGE complainers...it's not like you can download large files yet. If 25KB/s is going to be typical, that's perfectly fine for browsing. Hell, I sometimes only get that with my DSL connection.
     
  13. RR08EvoX macrumors member

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    WOW now that you mention it, Im on the internet with my blackjack in boston now and its by far faster then ever before!
     
  14. PoitNarf thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I'm both happy about what I'm hearing and fearful that these speed increases will vanish when several thousand iPhones start using EDGE tomorrow
     
  15. SheriffParker macrumors 6502a

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    Bet get your iPhone early, before the network gets bogged down by all those "other" iPhones.
     
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    I'd like to know what cities were part of it, that's for sure. I've already had the Media Max taken off my account, so I can't check my EDGE speeds. :(
     
  18. Deanster macrumors regular

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    Never tested it before, but from what I understand, these results are at (or above?) the theoretical limit for EDGE. Tested on Blazer 4.5 on a Treo 680 on AT&T EDGE about 5 minutes ago. North Seattle (Near the University - and the Apple Store), 5 bars.

    Speed
    337.2 kilobits per second
    Communications 337.2 kilobits per second
    Storage 41.2 kilobytes per second
    1MB file download 24.9 seconds
    Subjective rating Not bad

    http://www.bandwidthplace.com/speedtest
     
  19. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    that's a tad over 42 kilobytes/sec....that's definitely acceptable for web pages.
     
  20. Dermot81 macrumors member

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    From the data on howardforum:

    New York City: 184kb/s
    Queens, NY: 186kb/s-230kb/s
    Chicago suburbs: 160kb/s
    S. Florida: 176kb/s-204kb/s
    Washington DC: 196kb/s-207kb/s
    Philly: 191kb/s-264kb/s
    Marion, Indiana: 186kb/s-196kb/s
     
  21. Deanster macrumors regular

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    And tonight, for one minute, Deanster had the fastest, and finest EDGE in all the land...

    I just ran the test again, since mine was so much higher than the others listed... and...

    Speed
    465.8 kilobits per second
    Communications 465.8 kilobits per second
    Storage 56.9 kilobytes per second
    1MB file download 18 seconds
    Subjective rating Not bad

    wow...
     
  22. chrisgeleven macrumors 6502

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    Definitely acceptable. You will probably even get YouTube to work on that with a reasonable delay while it buffers.

    I knew Apple wouldn't let the iPhone work on a dial-up like network...good work getting AT&T's network built up for this!
     
  23. cmschmidt macrumors 6502

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    crap. i think i just cost myself a lot of money. i didn't realized i only have a .5MB data plan. thought it was more...and i just ran probably 2MB's of speedtests....at 1cent per KB over my limit...sux.
     
  24. PoitNarf thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ouch
     
  25. Rojo macrumors 65816

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    Ok -- went to the speedtest page on my EDGE phone:

    Personal test results
    Speed

    1.7 megabits per second
    Communications 1.7 megabits per second
    Storage 205.5 kilobytes per second
    1MB file download 5 seconds
    Subjective rating Great

    Info
    Date & time Thursday, June 28, 8:16PM*
    Test type IDT4 Free
    Connection type Wireless: EDGE
    Region New York
    Data size 1024KB
    IP address xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
    Provider [AT&T]
    * MDT (-0600)

    I don't know what the hell any of that means, but "Great" sounds pretty good. :D
     

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