iPhone 4 VZW vs. AT&T speed test

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  1. Stratus Fear macrumors 6502

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    but it looked like on the verizon iphone, that page was already cached? it was already listed in the history?
     
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    Woooow, I think Bonnie might be drinking the Kool-Aid a little bit. The difference was like 4 seconds.
     
  4. JD914 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Although not proven, you do have a good point.
     
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    This.

    One website in one location. What's important is who has the better speed in an uncontrolled, every day situation where you live.
     
  6. vega07 macrumors 65816

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    You would need to average thousands or perhaps just hundreds of tests all over the country to infer any real conclusion. Speeds depend significantly in area as well and considering how saturated AT&T is with every other person having an iPhone...

    But yes, I do hate my AT&T service at home. It's slow and never goes above 2-3 bars.
     
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  8. Stratus Fear macrumors 6502

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    Yeah. Anandtech did a test by numbers at the event. The Verizon iPhone got 2.2mbps down, which is WAAAAY higher than EVDO average. They supposed that Verizon had femtocells there too. Verizon average is usually just below or above 1mbps. AT&T depends on the area, but it's usually higher than that. That being said, Verizon has pretty consistent performance, so their customers can rely on that.
     
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    Exactly. Going from AT&T to VZW I can tell you the 3G speed on my iPhone 3G was faster than what I get on my Droid X.
     
  10. Stratus Fear macrumors 6502

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    Love your QR code, btw :D
     
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    Meh ..... move south 5 miles and results will invert.
     
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    This is exactly correct. It depends on which one is the major carrier in your area. In my area, Verizon is pretty much in control. Perfect signal almost everywhere here. AT&T users in my area get at best 1 or 2 bars. However just 100 miles away Verizon's network drops off and AT&T gets great signal.
     
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    I'm sure the speeds, on average, will be quite comparable. However, I believe Verizon will have more stability over AT&T (i.e. more coverage).

    Other than that, both phones at their BEST speed possible? AT&T will win hands down.

    Phones with most reliable connection? Verizon will win.

    All in all, it depends on where it's being used. Don't think either are gonna break the bank over each other really though...
     
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    Go to youtube.com and you will find countless test supporting both sides on which is faster.
    On average I would say Verizon is faster because it has a much wider range of stable ares to test. AT&T still has very limited 3G coverage and most people will be going into EDGE more often than not at least a few times a day.
     
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    I sent a tweet to Bonnie, let's hear what she says.
     
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    I just checked it too. I got a good smile from it.
     
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    @shamilnunhuck (cont.) Obviously no Verizon iPhone users yet but we just wanted to check it out.

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    @shamilnunhuck We cleared the cache. Like I said, this isn't definitive test.
     
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    That's some fantastic reporting cnet. Really very credible.
     
  19. blackberrypilot macrumors 6502

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    I'll never visit CNET again...

    The question is, why wouldn't Verizon beef up the facility with femtocells...

    Any carrier would be stupid not to. Nothing against Big Red of course.
     
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    lol
     
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    Badda boom!
     
  22. kalex macrumors 65816

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    LMAO. Chances are it will drop
     
  23. jacollins macrumors 6502a

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    I can see this test being very truthful. For that place, for that time. Of course, it's not like Verizon's loaded with a ton of iPhones using the network at that location...

    I would have liked to see some Speedtest runs on them. Although, I imagine the Verizon guys wouldn't have appreciated software getting installed on the phones... :)
     

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