Will 3g on the ipad be faster than on iphone 3g?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by pjny, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. pjny macrumors 6502a

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    Hello,

    I'm wondering if there may be any wireless 3g performance improvements on the ipad vs. iphone 3g.

    I am in New York City where ATT 3g network is pretty abysmal for websurfing etc. especially compared to my Verizon 3g card(about 3-4 times faster on bandwidth tests).

    I used an iPad that was connnected wirelessly to jailbroken iphone 3g using the MyWi software. The MyWi basically creates a wi-fi hotspot using your iphone 3g .

    Performance as OK. Pages loaded up in 5-15 seconds. Will the ipad 3g somehow achieve higher bandwidth using 7.2Mbps upgrade I hear ATT is rolling out?

    I am asking because I trying to decide whether I want to spend another $30/month on the ipad data plan or:

    1) Use MyWi on iphone 3g for a 3g signal. (I have battery booster because MyWi sucks battery).

    2) Use Verizon broadband card with the purchase of a Cradlepoint wifi router. I am already using Connectify software on Windows 7 to create a wi-fi hotspot from my laptop with Verizon broadband card. Very free/nice software.
     
  2. Nash Bridges macrumors regular

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    San Francisco
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    The throughput that you get on the iPad won't be any better or worse than what you get on the iPhone. Your hotspot worked better because it was on a different carrier.
     

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