Terrible 3G speeds in Utah

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by ViperDesign, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. ViperDesign macrumors 6502a

    ViperDesign

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    So I just purchased the iphone here in Utah. The speeds are just horrible. It does not matter if I have 1 bar or all the bars, the speeds are the same.

    This is about what I get, this can't be normal

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    iPhone 3G speeds Verizon by 801images, on Flickr
     
  2. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    Nope they're normal. At least for Verizon.
    Verizon has pretty good ping though, so web pages load up comparably to its AT&T counter. I wouldn't worry about the numbers too much unless loading web pages or accessing Facebook (via the app) is taking painfully long.
     
  3. JamesMB, Mar 19, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2011

    JamesMB macrumors 68000

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    Those speeds are "normal" for the CDMA (Verizon) iPhone. You can probably browse just fine, but I don't think you will be able to stream much video. Your ping time seems to be "normal" also.
     

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  4. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    I believe that's Verizon not your iPhone, you can compare it w/ friends that have one in your area to make sure thought.
     
  5. ViperDesign thread starter macrumors 6502a

    ViperDesign

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    Cool, thanks!

    Yeah streaming and browsing are just fine, but for whatever reason speeds tests are terrible.
     
  6. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    I have an AT&T iPhone 4 and work on the University of Utah campus. At work, I get similar 3G speeds (.1-.3 Mbps, sometimes even slower). However, I've noticed that if I do a speed test either early in the morning or on days when class isn't held (holidays, etc), I get MUCH faster speeds (as high as 4 Mbps sometimes). I think the issue is network congestion due to the concentration of students with smart phones in such a (relatively) small area.

    Anyway, I mention this because it seems like network congestion can definitely impact 3G speeds, so it's something to think about...
     

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