What is Your Fastest iPhone 4 3G Download Speed? (pic)

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  1. lavrishevo macrumors 68000

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    I have never seen download rates as high as I just got here in downtown Atlanta. Wow!

    Have you guys seen or get rates like this? Please post your speed test.


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  2. jason221 macrumors 6502

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    My top speed is about the same as that. Upload may have been a little higher, around 1000-1100 kbps. Near Portland, OR, but across the Columbia river in Vancouver, WA. Not all areas where I am are that fast, though. It widely varies.
     
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  4. lavrishevo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I'm really impressed. I travel constantly with my job all over the continental United States and I never broke 3000 Kbps on my old iPhone 3G. I have seen better upload as well but I am loving the download! I'm sure it being 3:34 am plays a big role... :)
     
  5. lavrishevo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Very nice! AT&T is doing a decent job on this data rate.
     
  6. Carniphage macrumors 68000

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    By way of comparison.

    This is the data rate I got on an iPad connected to the internet through an iPhone3G. I was using the tethering app: MyWi.
    This was using the O2 network in the UK.

    I think this performance was a fluke. I figure I was the only user on the cell at the time.

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    C.
     
  7. lavrishevo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, that seems a bit outrageous. What will it do on 3G through the phone itself? Plus your using the wifi chip and not the 3G... And that is a screen shot from an iPad. Damn it man!
     
  8. scubasteve03 macrumors regular

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    I don't know why, but for some reason I don't believe that. You show me that on your iPhone with the 3G symbol up on top and I will eat my words. But to my knowledge, no one is getting 7mb down yet. That's faster that what I get from my dsl service. If you're not screwing around that that's literally "unbelievable. "
     
  9. Carniphage macrumors 68000

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    If you read the post - I am using an iPhone 3G as a 3G modem for the iPad. So it does reflect the 3G speed I am getting.

    I'll have to take the phone back to the same spot. At the same time at night, to get the performance directly on the phone.

    C.
     
  10. Carniphage macrumors 68000

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    To be honest....I found it unbelievable too. If you look at the screenshot, the 6Mb previous test is what I got at home, using ADSL over an 802.11n Wifi.
    I guess there could be something weird going on. But this is genuinely what happened.

    I was sat in the car, with my 3G propped up against the windshield.
    I'll take the phone down to the same spot and see if I can replicate the result using the same Speedtest software as the earlier posts.

    C.
     
  11. kolax macrumors G3

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    7 megabits per second, not megabytes.

    Works out roughly 900KB/s.
     
  12. lavrishevo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    But why did you even post it? The thread is iPhone 4 speed test. I think the only thing you measured is the wifi connection speed between your iPhone 3G and your iPad.
     
  13. Carniphage macrumors 68000

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    I posted it "By Way of Comparison" which is why I titled the post as such. I happened to think that such a ridiculously high speed was quite interesting. But it always a pleasure to meet the thread police, Officer.

    Speedtest X measures download speed from an internet based server. In this instance, the iPad was getting its internet data from a 3G connection furnished by a two-year-old white iPhone3G.

    I'll try this test again with the 3G on its own - and when Apple finally gets round to mailing me to say my iPhone4 has arrived, I'll test that at the same spot too.

    C.
     
  14. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

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    I wasn't really trying to find out the fastest speed AT&T's 3G network could be, but I was trying to find out how/if dl/ul rates are really affected by the "death grip". This is a screenshot of the 3G speeds my iPhone 4 got while being held in the death "grip" with one bar:

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    The "death grip" issue is over-exaggerated, however the upload speed was dramatically affected. The download speed remained very good (for a 3G network). I'm waiting for a software update so I don't have to worry about the dropping bars again.
     
  15. iceterminal macrumors 68000

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    Here's a pretty good average here in Dallas area. I live up in Plano (about 20 miles north), but the speeds are just about the same as here in downtown Dallas.
     

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  16. tivoboy macrumors 68030

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    1270

    I think 1270 kps on the upside is some maximum, I have never gotten more than that or SEEN more than that.

    but 5200kps download is pretty nice
     
  17. mallom macrumors regular

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    I live in plano too, but I'm getting 2,5k download and the same upload speed.

    :/
     
  18. bluenoise macrumors 6502a

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    My DSL is only about 2.4 Mbps down and 400 Kbps up, so the 3G is often much faster as shown above (except for latency). But, the things I tend to download the most (new and updated apps) force me to use wifi for the bigger ones. I wish I could download them over 3G as it would be much faster.
     
  19. bova80 macrumors 6502a

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    South of Pittsburgh
     

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  20. anonymous6237 macrumors 6502

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    Also in Plano:

    This result was from last night while I was diagnosing some home network issues.
     

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  21. bluenoise macrumors 6502a

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    I figured last night's 5 Mbps results were due to low traffic at that time of day, so I ran another test this morning during rush hour. I'm still impressed…

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  22. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    I still tend to get around 0.5 Mbps at both home and work. :(

    I'm usually seeing 1.5 at most other spots around town and sometimes as high as 3.0. (Sometimes)

    Thank god for Wifi.
     
  23. Sneakz macrumors 65816

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    iPhone 3G cant even go that fast. iPhone 3G is 3.6 Mbps so that result is impossible.
     

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