How fast... or slow is your 3g speed?
Go to Testmyiphone.com - iPhone Speed Test from your iPhone, and test it out. Post your results here. Consider it a friendly competition between fellow iPhone owners...
Last edited by Jeremy Sikora; 08-28-2008 at 09:23 AM.
- 08-28-2008, 09:21 AM #2
- 09-04-2008, 10:56 AM #3
Another site is the DSL Reports test:
It's not a pretty site that's for sure, but I find this test to be a bit more accurate than testmyiphone.com.
And I just recently created another test site called My3gSpeed:
My 3G Speed | Test my iPhone speed, 3g speed test
I think my site is pretty nice looking and gives results similar to what DSL Reports gives.
- 09-09-2008, 10:59 PM #4
- 03-03-2009, 09:15 PM #5iPhone Intermediate
- 124 Posts
3G Speed.. How fast is your 3g?
I have an 3g iphone and our area was finally upgraded from Edge to 3G.
I'm curious how fast the 3g is in your area.
I'm not really impressed with it.
Is there a piece of software that I can use to test this?
What types of speeds are you guys getting?
- 03-03-2009, 09:34 PM #6
In the App Store there is a free app called "Speedtest". It will do what you are looking for.
I just tested it out tonight and I got 1052 Kbs up down and 233 Kps up. I have gotten better but hat is what I got tonight.
That is about 30% faster than I use to get with Sprint's EvDo. At least in my Area (North Alabama)
- 03-03-2009, 10:48 PM #7
- 03-04-2009, 09:22 AM #8
- 03-04-2009, 09:51 AM #9
There's a good chance that because its a new network, everyone is trying it out at once, which can reduce the speed. Also, at&t's 3g network is just rather moody, no two ways about it. At its fastest, it will smoke EV-DO, but it doesn't seem to hold as consistent of a speed as Verizon's network, at least in my experience.
- 03-04-2009, 12:37 PM #10
At my home in Frederick, MD (speedtest.net app, 45 miles north of DC)
In Washington, DC
3G was just expanded to my home in Frederick in December. I found downloads to be quite a bit faster in DC and I assume they are probably similar in Baltimore as well. But even 1000kbps is pretty fast I think for a wireless cell service. It also varies a bit naturally, but looking at my testing results those are the averages. I also tested EDGE one time at home, it was pretty bad; ~150kbps/~80kbps. But I think my area is one of the ones where EDGE was down graded for better 3G.
- 03-05-2009, 12:02 AM #11
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- 03-06-2009, 12:57 PM #13iPhone Nanite
- 2 Posts
I live in NYC and the fastest download time I've ever gotten is between 500-600 Kbps. That was at very "off-peak" times. More often, it's much much lower. Case in point:
I just tested with the speedtest app:
165 Kbps down
95 Kbps up
latency: 578 ms
I was recently in Columbus, Ohio and tested >1300 Kbps down, and I've done many resets, network settings resets, and even restored as new twice, so I know it's not a problem with my unit.
This is infuriating
- 04-23-2009, 03:27 PM #14
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- 04-26-2009, 12:12 PM #17
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- 04-26-2009, 01:03 PM #19
Beaumont CA, between Palm Springs and San Bernardino. I was shocked to say the least, this isn't a podunk little area and the cell reception has always been great. I really think I might have an issue with Safari because it's constantly crashing, but I'm not sure. When I use the house wi-fi it's 4.45 Mps.
- 04-27-2009, 04:03 PM #20iPhone Newbie
- 33 Posts
oww... the hazards of being in a univ town with a ton of students around
Individual 3g tests from testmyiphone.com:
0.183 Mbps down (latency not even measured)
0.085 Mbps (latency: 8428.5ms)
Dual 3g test from testmyiphone.com:
0.107 Mbps down
0.240 Mbps up
latency not measured.
It's fun seeing that I'm .2 and .5 times faster then EDGE. It's also fun seeing my up faster than down. And I did the test once and got .16 Mbps down so I power cycled my phone before doing the tests again (results above).
- 04-30-2009, 10:07 AM #21
- 04-30-2009, 02:16 PM #22
These tests from testmyiphone.com I would think cannot be trusted. I am connected through my WiFi but tried to trick the site by choosing 3G. Well it worked, even though I was connected via WiFi and I picked 3G the test didn't know. It showed my connection as 3G in the Test Results.
So someone can say oooh I have 3Mbps down with 3G when they really used Wifi. Just an observation is all.
If the site had some type of notification on exactly the connection the iPhone was using and switched accordingly in the Test Results ok, but it doesn't. I know it doesn't make sense to lie and you only lie to yourself but I can see some people doing it.
- 04-30-2009, 02:20 PM #23
The results are filtered. I was chatting with the developer of the site in macrumors forums a while back when I was developing my "my3gspeed.com" site and he filters the stats page by IP address / hostname.
So you are only cheating yourself.
- 04-30-2009, 03:11 PM #24
- 04-30-2009, 03:42 PM #25