iPhone 4s(att) > Century Link DSL

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ShionoyaTamaki, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. ShionoyaTamaki macrumors 6502

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    This is rather sad for Centurylink, $49.99mo plan gives me 12Mbps/895Kbps DSL connection but my iPhone4S beats it on upload speeds at 1100-1400Kbps.

    Guess HSPA+ is kicking in my area. Not bad for 5-6Mbps downstream, its theoretical speed is 14.4 but real world you'll never see that. I was barely getting 1Mbps on regular 3G.

    14.4 number sorta reminds me of 14.4 baud modem back in the days where AOL dialup was the big gun lol

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  2. Ishimaru macrumors 6502a

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    Here in LA, I'm getting about 4-5Mbps on average throughout the day. Even during peak hours. On the iPhone 4, I got average of 2-3Mbps during the day, and 5Mbps during late night times. Definitely improvement.
     
  3. Oppressed macrumors 65816

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    This statement is true about speed, but the price of unlimited data for a computer is hefty. Although if I could I would just have my iPhone be my phone's wifi hotspot.
     
  4. ShionoyaTamaki thread starter macrumors 6502

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    for consumer the term unlimited no longer means unlimited.

    My DSL line doesn't explicitly say it but it has a 250GB soft cap even though people assume its unlimited. Go over it enough times and you'll get a notice or throttled.

    Same goes for my iphone. I have unlimited 3G from AT&T, but people who go way over will now get throttled =[

    Although having two method of connecting to the internet can be handy. I can temporarily use my 3G tethered when my DSL lines decides to die (amazing how often it does)
     

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