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

macwin5

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Feb 17, 2010
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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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Maverick1337

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Nov 4, 2008
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My results on T-Mobile's Edge



don't know wh it says distance 1200 miles though.
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
 

ngenerator

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May 12, 2009
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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:)
 

Small White Car

macrumors G4
Aug 29, 2006
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Washington DC
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.

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
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.)
 

yg17

macrumors G5
Aug 1, 2004
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St. Louis, MO
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.
 

killerrobot

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Jun 7, 2007
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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?
 

jav6454

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Nov 14, 2007
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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?
That is an Apple set restriction, not AT&T.
 

Maverick1337

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Nov 4, 2008
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Sounds like some of u guys ain't getting your 30 bucks/month worth.
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.