Scored nearly 800kbps on AT&T's 3G network w/ iPhone

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  1. protekt0r macrumors regular

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    97KB/s = 776kbps. (note the program says EDGE but it's actually 3G)
    Place: downtown Albuquerque, NM

    Anyone gotten higher?
     
  2. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    You do realize that 776 is kilobits per second (line speed), not kilobytes per second right?

    97 kilobytes per second is weak for 3G and nothing to brag about :)

    Kilobytes (not bits) per second is what the unit of measure used by Safari if you are not downloading over a megabyte per second...that should give you some perspective on fast it is. Even bad DSL/Cable is around 300-500 KB/sec (kilobytes per sec).

    The program thinks it is Edge because that is kind of low even for edge speeds...on my original iPhone i would get around 150 KB/sec consistently on Edge.

    That being said, I don't really trust that program. I get low speeds on 3G as reported from the web version of iNetworkTest but web pages load MUCH faster than over Edge.
     
  3. robd54 macrumors member

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    The fastest I've gotten on testmyiphone.com was 2.28 Mbps, usually average around 1.15 Mbps, sometimes at home around the 700 KB/s. I'm in Central CT, btw
     
  4. Megalobyte macrumors 6502a

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    I'm in south Florida, and I seem to get at least 650-750 KB, but, it's fairly common to hover around 1200-1500 too. The least I ever get is 500KB, but its rare I get below 600. Average is I guess around 1000kb/1 Mb.

    I do find the 3G speed fluctuates significantly. But, even at its worst, it trounces Edge which never did better than 200KB and was usually 125-150K or so, barely better than fast dial up.

    Overall, despite the fluctuations, I'm very pleased with the 3G speed.
     
  5. alejovh1 macrumors regular

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    wow, I need to move to florida! here in portland just about 400 max:(
     
  6. sibruk macrumors 6502a

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    I get an average of 1.8Mbps on TestMyiPhone.com when I have a good 3G signal, here in the South of England (on O2). It seems that iNetworkTest doesn't do a large enough test for it to be accurate. TestMyiPhone downloaded a 2.5MB file in this test...

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  7. markgamber macrumors 6502

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    It depends on if it's raining, if there's an "R" in the day, if the date is evenly divisible by 8 and the direction in which I'm holding the phone. Sometimes I get a really miserable 100 kbps or less. Other times I've gotten over 1000. Other than magic, I have no idea what the difference is. It doesn't seem to matter what time of day it happens to be so I can't really say it's network load. I figure AT&T is screwing with it and one day it'll stabilize.
     
  8. Megalobyte macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, do it, fast 3G, and new, top of the line 4 bedroom/3 full bath houses for $150K. :) We're the foreclosure state!
     
  9. lewisd23 macrumors newbie

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    Got that right. :D

    Cheap homes, and fast 3G. I average 1.5 mbps all over south florida, and in some place I get over 2mbps.
     
  10. protekt0r thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm well aware of the difference between Kbps and KB/s. Please show me where in my post that I indicated otherwise. As for you getting 150KB/s on ur old iPhone I find that extremely hard to believe seeing how the max speed of Edge is about 300kbps or ~35KB/s. I suggest you check your math; speeds of 1mbit on EDGE isn't possible.

    Furthermore if you're getting such awsome speeds on ur iPhone why don't you post proof? I've been checking results in NY and they're anywhere from 400kbps to 1mbit.

     
  11. Megalobyte macrumors 6502a

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    This is pretty typical 3g speed for me here in S. FL.
     

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  12. meagain macrumors 68030

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    Testmyiphone - West Chicago Burbs (took average from 3 tests each)

    Wifi: 3.75 mbps
    3g: 1.22
    2g: .14
     
  13. know-it-all5 macrumors 6502

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    am i just crazy or does one yield much higher results from "testmyiphone.com" compared to "inetworktest"?
     
  14. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    It just proves that none of these tests are really all that accurate. They are meant just as a general idea of how well (or not) your device is performing. No where on any of these sites will you find a claim that they are accurate.
     
  15. View macrumors regular

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    I think you have it wrong. EDGE max speed is usually around 200 kbps (kilobits/sec).
    Bad DSL/Cable is also around 300-500 kb/sec (not KB/sec), but it is arguable .

    PS. 8 bits = 1 byte.
     
  16. View macrumors regular

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    same here.
    I also tested my phone at bandwidthplace.com and seems to get results on par with inetworktest (or a little higher).

    Results:
    bandwidthplace: 700 kbps
    inetworktest: 510 kbps
    testmyiphone: 1.42 mbps
     
  17. jw nyc macrumors 6502a

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    I get AWFUL speeds here in manhattan. .1 Mbps (102 Kbps / 12 kB/s). Pretty much standard for me. That's with 4 bars on 3G. ****** sucks.

    BTW- this is using testmyiphone
     
  18. cubedweller macrumors 6502

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    You are incorrect in your calculations and assumptions on 3G, EDGE and DSL service. 97KB/s * 8 = 776kbps. The 3G connection (at least on AT&T) is advertised at an average rate of 1.5mbps. If you take 1024 * 1.5 you get 1536kbps. You divide that by 8 and you get: 192KB/sec. This is AT&T's advertised max. Some people may get higher, most will get lower. There is no way you will ever get 300-500KB/sec over a 3G connection (or a cheap DSL line for that matter) and definitely no way you will ever see 150KB/sec over EDGE.

    A cheap DSL plan from AT&T is quoted at 1.5mbps (the same exact as AT&T's 3G network) whereas my cable connection is quoted at 10mbps. Which comes out to roughly 1.2MB/sec theoretical max.

    Not trying to flame, just trying to correct the misinformation regarding bandwidth usage so other people don't freak out that they are getting "low" bandwidth throughput when they are really getting decent to average connections.

    ~E
     
  19. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, you guys are right. Please disregard my initial post (anyone else who is reading this thread). Sorry!
     
  20. ruslan120 macrumors newbie

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    WOW! This is absolutely pathetic:
    .14 Mbps (135 kbps / 16 KB/s)

    On 3G, AT&T, iPhone 3GS 32 GB Black :mad:

    Should I call AT&T?
     
  21. avaloncourt macrumors 65816

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    Friday (July 10) Erie, PA - 1 year old 3G

    Three tests - three locations
    976kbps
    1.74 Mbps
    2.31 Mbps
     
  22. rablat macrumors 6502a

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    Got this the other day
     

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  23. scotland007 macrumors regular

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    I regularly get 2+ MBPS speeds in the north Houston tx area.
     
  24. harry20larry macrumors 6502a

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    I'm getting around 1.75mb/s with my 3GS where ever I am with 3G coverage
     

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