iPhone 4s(att) > Century Link DSL

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

  1. ShionoyaTamaki macrumors 6502

    Oct 9, 2011
    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

  2. Ishimaru macrumors 6502a

    Jun 18, 2009
    Los Angeles
    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


    Aug 15, 2010
    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

    Oct 9, 2011
    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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