iPad 3G speeds?

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  1. Strom1 macrumors regular

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    Are these speeds what I should expect? I'm a little disappointed!

    I was trying to upload some pics today in the Kingston NY area and Photobucket kept on saying failed upload.:mad:

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  3. Strom1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    iPad 1. AT&T is the provider.
     
  4. Strom1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    So are those speeds common. I got the same results in the Nyack NY area?

    Crazy question: Anything I could do within the device to increase these speeds?
     
  5. bowlerman625 macrumors 68020

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    At my location, I was getting 3.8Mpbs this morning! AT&T
     
  6. SDub90 macrumors 6502a

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    That's about 1/10 of what you should expect. Could be your location. I'm on long island and my speeds are fine.
     
  7. henchman macrumors 6502a

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    Yep. Generally speaking I get the same in my area in LA.
    I started a thread about this awhile ago.
    Every now and then I get faster.

    I would post a screen capture but this POS iPad browser can't do that.
     
  8. Strom1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Interesting. I wonder if anyone from the NY area could chime in with their speedtest results.
     
  9. iphone1105 macrumors 68020

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    I visit NYC, Nyack area 4 months out of the year. Always good service, perhaps you're just cacthing a bad day.

    To the guy in LA, I live in Los Angeles the other 8 months of the year, in the Hollywood Hills and have around 2mb down constantly...

    Don't know whats up with you guys
     
  10. henchman macrumors 6502a

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    I have a friend who lives ten Hollywood hills, and he can barely get a phone signal.
    Ill post a picture of my various speed tests from my Android phone, as I can't do Italy from the iPad.
     
  11. Strom1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I don't think its just a bad day. It's been consistent for the last week.

    I called At&t and asked if there were any issues with their 3G service, based on my location. Their reply was everything was working properly and there was no issues at all.

    I'm shocked that 3G service is this slow. It's basically unusable to upload pics .:mad:
     
  12. iphone1105 macrumors 68020

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    What side of the hill? Valley or Hollywood side. It notorious that everyone i know gets bad signal from Vineland to Laurel Canyon on the valley side.
     
  13. henchman macrumors 6502a

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    Up by the hollywood sign.
    And receptions spotty all over the valley in my experience.
     
  14. jasminblue macrumors newbie

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    Reviewers spent the weekend putting the new iPad Wi-Fi + 3G through its paces, with expected emphasis on the speed of the cellular data network. And while results so far have all been what you would expect - 3G throughput on an iPad is about the same as 3G throughput on an iPhone - most users seem to be reacting to the gulf between the speed of the iPad's CPU and the relative crawly-ness of a meg up and 100-200 kbps down. Somewhat more unexpected is the iPad's improved GPS reception and battery life. Reviewers spent the weekend putting the new iPad Wi-Fi + 3G through its paces, with expected emphasis on the speed of the cellular data network. And while results so far have all been what you would expect - 3G throughput on an iPad is about the same as 3G throughput on an iPhone - most users seem to be reacting to the gulf between the speed of the iPad's CPU and the relative crawly-ness of a meg up and 100-200 kbps down. Somewhat more unexpected is the iPad's improved GPS reception and battery life.
     

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