How much bandwidth does Microcell really use? Still having some issues with quality

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by djrobsd, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. djrobsd macrumors 6502a

    May 2, 2008
    Just curious I know they say 1.5mb is the minimum connection, which is what I have.. But honestly I've ran speed tests while on a call and it came back 1.4mb without really affecting the call. However, sometimes when I'm on the phone even when not using my internet at all, when I go into my bedroom, either the other person tells me that some of my words cut out, or I can hear them cutting out (it's NEVER both so either they can hear me clearly or I can hear them clearly)...

    I'm wondering if the connection speed has something to do with this, but I'm kind of skeptical of that because if I go back into the living room near the microcell it doesn't do it. However, my apartment is only 900 square foot so I can't imagine that distance from the micro-cell would have anything to do with it...

    I should note that the telco panel (for Cox, AT&T, and U-verse) for my complex is on the other side of my bedroom wall - and I'm starting to wonder if that could be interfering with the 3G signals - however, it does not interfere with the 1XEV signals of Verizon because I also have a Verizon blackberry through my work and it doesn't cut out in the bedroom. ;)

    Anyway, at least it's not dropping the calls like it used to!
  2. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

    Rodimus Prime

    Oct 9, 2006
    well a voice call requires 13-15 kbps. Given that most of our broad band connection are rated in Mbps that tiny little about used is negligible.
    As for data on the phone if you are using a Microcell you should be using Wifi for the data part since it uses less battery power.

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