Is this fast 3G speed?

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  1. ant131531 macrumors member

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    I live about 30 miles outside of atlanta adn i get full bars 3G at about 1900-2200 Kbps speed. Is this relatively fast or slow and why don't i get closer to 3.6 mbps as advertised?
     
  2. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    That's great. Us New Yorkers enjoy blazing fast 3G speeds of...500 kbps.

    Yawn.
     
  3. ant131531 thread starter macrumors member

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    wow never realize atlanta had the best att coverage then again, i read they are headquartered here..i think they will be doing 7.2 mbps here first....but wow 500 kbs is slow....i load up sites in like 3-7 seconds...its seem just as fast as wifi speeds...ill load up a picture.
     

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  4. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    I was way upstate in Rochester a few weeks ago and was getting 2300 kbps+. Seems the problem is how congested the network is in New York. May be the one perk of living in Bumblef**k USA ;)
     
  5. ant131531 thread starter macrumors member

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    Wow 2300+ must be extremely fast... i was surprised at my speed but living 30 miles from atlanta..im skeptical about if i actually had fast speed maybe cuz not many ppl use 3G where i live which makes it extremely fast..idk. =)
     
  6. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    Yup :D
     
  7. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Yeah. That's very good.

    Traveling the US last year I found 1,200 to be a pretty good 'normal' speed. (With a range of 400 - 1,600.)

    Over the last few months it's gotten worse and I've found that 600 or 700 is more the norm wherever I go.
     
  8. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Yes, very fast. In the US you get anything from 500Kb/s to 1.8Mb/s
     
  9. crackbookpro macrumors 65816

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    ...just wait for the speed we will have when the iPhone comes from Verizon ;)
     
  10. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Are you on Verizon now? You'd better pray it doesn't. AT&T sucks BECAUSE of the iPhone. Verizon would see a similar drop in service if they ever get the iPhone.

    We use data like mad compared to other phones.
     
  11. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Another Verizon allusion? You know, Verizon's network is not magical. If were to have the entire iPhone population I assure you that just how AT&T's network is taking the beating, so would have Verizon's.

    AT&T did great with the first iPhone as the network structure could easily handle it since it was well developed. However, 3G network was relatively new and was still being deployed. AT&T is learning as they go. They learned from their first 3G iPhone and are fixing those areas. Better backhaul's, more cell tower lines and more cell tower sites.

    Verizon would have performed no better.
     
  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yeah, you'll be waiting for a while for that......
    Maybe in 3-4 years.


     
  13. ant131531 thread starter macrumors member

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    I live in Atlanta, Georgia, USA about 30 miles from the downtown area and i get 1900-2300 kbps so USd is capable of about 2600 kbps...
     
  14. uiop. macrumors 68020

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    I practically live in the middle of a corn field here in Indiana and I get 1.2MB down. If that makes you New Yorkers feel better. :p
     
  15. Simgar988 macrumors 65816

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    in ks i got download of 3500-4000 kpbs and upload around 350 is that any good?
     
  16. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    That sounds like wi-fi?
     
  17. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    That does sound like wifi, maybe you're confusing those 2.

     
  18. Rayfire macrumors 68020

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    I only get 1056kbps and 324kbps here at WA using that Speedtest app.
     
  19. vizkiz macrumors 6502a

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    I'm on Long Island, NY and this is a GOOD test for me. I usually get 1250/250.
     

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  20. vizkiz macrumors 6502a

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    I believe you're confusing MB and Mb.
    1.2Mb = .15MB down, which makes more sense.
     
  21. Simgar988 macrumors 65816

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    oops you're right aggie
     
  22. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

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    what the hell! im getting super slow speeds since i got my iphone 3gs

    [​IMG]

    should i call At&t? why should i pay $30 for Super slow internet? maybe i could get them to lower my rate (;
     
  23. a1rflow macrumors member

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    Here in SF, CA I'm getting speeds of 500-1000kb/s.
     
  24. danielhayter macrumors member

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    Here is what I'm getting in Paris, France
     

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  25. TammyWal22 macrumors member

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    1,500k is not bad.. I normally got anything from 500 to 1500k.
     

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