How fast is at&t 3G internet speed? Did it has 7.2 mbps already?

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  1. macwin5 macrumors newbie

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    I thought at&t 3G only has 3.6 mbps version as top speed.

    But last night I get these internet speed results on my iPhone 3GS.

    What is your AT&T speed?

    I'm in New York City, so I use Server New York, NY. You should change server closest to your location.

    But the point is these result is more than 3.6 mbps. Does AT&T already have 7.2Mbps 3G data in NYC?
     

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  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Mine is around the same since about a month or so ago.
    It used to be around 1.5mb and now its at least 2mb to 3mb on the regural.
    I think they said something about they upgraded their speed.
     

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  3. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    My results on T-Mobile's Edge

    [​IMG]

    don't know wh it says distance 1200 miles though.
     
  4. Maverick1337 macrumors 65816

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    Wow I'm really jealous of your guys 3G speeds, mine are shameful...

    17 kbps Download
    34 kbps Upload
     

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  5. Maverick1337 macrumors 65816

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    Wow, I live less than 200 miles from LA and I cant even get connected to LA's tower, I'm sure I would have way better speeds but no, I get routed to New Mexico
     
  6. ngenerator macrumors 68000

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    Lucky! I'm only getting 1.18down/0.24up (avg)

    I was hoping I'd be getting the Chicago speeds, but maybe they'll bring the higher speeds a bit further north:)
     
  7. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Those are EDGE speeds.
     
  8. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    I used to ge 1.0 - 1.2 Mbps regularly but recently I've been seeing 1.7 Mbps as my new average.

    I actually hit 2.4 Mbps once the other day, but that seems to be a special tower or something. I've never seen that anywhere else.

    Those are Speed-Test's SERVERS for their download tests.

    Celular TOWERS only have a range of a few miles. (Somewhere between 5 and 50, depending on where you are.)
     
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  10. yg17 macrumors G5

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    I'm at work and was only able to get 649/85 down/up, but my most recent one at home, I got 2438/347 which is the norm. I usually get above 2mbps down at home.
     
  11. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    See that 'E' on the top? That means your iPhone is running at EDGE speeds, not 3G.
     
  12. Maverick1337 macrumors 65816

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    No sir, I just had to get service to take the screen shot to get into the speed application, those are taken with 5 full bars of 3G here in San Luis Obispo.
     
  13. Looon macrumors 6502a

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  14. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Then those speeds truly suck for 3G. :)
     
  15. Maverick1337 macrumors 65816

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    Just in case there are still nonbelievers (aggie), I just did another one.
     

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  16. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Mine again on Edge.
    [​IMG]

    can u guys post your edge results for ATT.
     
  17. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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  18. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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    I think some people in NJ were reporting the got around 7 M down.

    In LA I average around 1 M down and maybe .4 M up.

    Pretty sad overall. Oh I also tried to update an app and I got an error that said it was over 10 Meg so I would either have to connect to wifi or update it through itunes on my computer. How bogus is it that $30/month data fee won't even let you update an app using 3g?
     
  19. TheScappian macrumors regular

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    1.39mps down and .22mps up in Tampa, FL if I am lucky
     
  20. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    That is an Apple set restriction, not AT&T.
     
  21. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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    It's still a ridiculous restriction. Shame on Apple for implementing it. A little less shame on AT&T. ;)
     
  22. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Well, Apple put that in their software, yes, but I'm 99.95% sure that it's because AT&T asked them to do it.

    Otherwise, why would Apple care? They have NO reason to restrict that for their own purposes.
     
  23. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Sounds like some of u guys ain't getting your 30 bucks/month worth.
     
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  25. Maverick1337 macrumors 65816

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    Oh I am, I am paying for 10+ dropped calls a day, slow network speeds, and no service in my apartment on campus. I am definitely getting my money's worth.
     

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