What speeds are you getting on Edge and GPRS

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Hustle, Nov 10, 2007.

  1. Hustle macrumors 6502a

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    With the release of the UK iPhone, i want to know what speed you're all getting via Edge or GPRS (most people don't have edge)

    The way to tell if you're connected to Edge or GPRS is when you're in the Safari browser, if there's a blue square with NO E logo, then you're using GPRS, if the blue square HAS an E logo, then you're using Edge.

    http://www.iphonenetworktest.com/

    I'm using GPRS and getting: 168.2kb/s

    What are you getting and what are you using to connect?.
     
  2. LastLine macrumors 65816

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  3. SayCheese macrumors 6502a

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    309.2 on GPRS

    Have yet to find an area where I can get Edge but when I do I will run the test and see what I get.
     
  4. Hustle thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  5. Ninja Dom macrumors 6502

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    On Vodafone with an unlocked 1.0.2 iPhone in North London.

    I get the blue Edge logo and my speed is 364.4 kbps.
     
  6. PieMan macrumors newbie

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  7. russelljtaylor macrumors newbie

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    test results

    Hi

    I'm getting 370.8kbps and thats on GPRS thats pretty quick!!!

    I'm in Altrincham, near manchester
     
  8. Ducky280 macrumors regular

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    50-100kbps, but when the blue E appears its 350-400kbps


    Edge comes and goes here *dam u edge*
     
  9. Project macrumors 68020

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    I can't understand those speeds. I didn't even think EDGE technically went that fast?
     
  10. blaster_boy macrumors 6502

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    Speeds on the internet are expressed in kilobits, not kilobytes !

    And as 1 byte contains 8 bits, you need to divide the speed you are getting by 8 to get the real speed as normally used in kilobytes.

    So if you have 440 kbps you divide this by 8 and get 55 Kbytes per second.

    See here for more examples :
    http://www.xo.com/products/smallgrowing/internet/dsl/kilobits.html
     
  11. Project macrumors 68020

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    We know this but that isn't the point. Internet packages from ISP's are sold in Megabits not megabytes. So what people are essentially posting up are near broadband speeds. As far as i'm aware that isnt even possible with Edge!
     
  12. ibanana macrumors 6502

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    272 on GPRS with 3 bars (is the degree of reception important ???)
     
  13. drlunanerd macrumors 65816

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    This test is highly inaccurate, in case anyone hasn't realised yet. It reports only a quarter of my true bandwidth :rolleyes: Move along, nothing to see here...
     
  14. PieMan macrumors newbie

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    Try this one: http://www.dslreports.com/mspeed

    I get 94 kbit/sec (11.75 kbyte) when downloading the 100k test file
     
  15. tico24 macrumors 6502

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    215 using the test above (GPRS)
    42 using yours PieMan

    Just SLIGHTLY different numbers there!
     
  16. silbeej macrumors 6502a

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    Well once again i state that Europe is so much better than American, i get about 200kbps over att edge.

    damn, they got to step it up
     
  17. paulo999 macrumors member

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    Same-ish here... 101 kbit/sec (on EDGE)
     
  18. Hustle thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I spoke to my friend from America about the iPhone. He told me he gets 180-200 via Edge.

    We're getting that in the UK from GPRS. :p
     
  19. tomacintosh macrumors regular

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    O2-UK with the E logo getting 267Kbps. I'm using an imported phone though and would love to know what GPRS/EDGE settings the UK iPhone's have!
     
  20. nath macrumors newbie

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    44 kbit per sec from DSL
    265 from the iPhone network test page
    (Currently on GPRS, not even Edge)

    I have to say that this thing passes the most important test - user perception - with flying colours. I've been out of Edge range since I got it (visiting my folks in the sticks!), yet even on GPRS browsing is easy enough to be tolerable. Really pleased, and surprised. :)
     
  21. funkyshaker macrumors regular

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    I am getting 340 on an unlocked iPhone. E logo is present but I think that firmware 1.1.1 always shows it - still happy though.
     

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