3G Bars Must be Cosmetic....
Sure, I'm getting 5 bar strength wherever I go, but...
.... the actual speed on 3G is slow, slow. How slow?
Ran a test using testmyiphone DOT com - , my results:
You are .89 times faster than EDGE.
I tried resetting i.e. "power off", but the issue remains.
My call to Rogers lasted 40 minutes. We ran through all the obvious resets, etc. Then the tech checked his iPhone, and he was receiving poor 3G strength as well.
He told me to call back tomorrow if the problem persists.
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I dont get it
i just checked out testmyiphone and it says that the average 3G download speed is over 1mbps. I have never seen anything approaching this speed. And I work in an AT&T Building. On a good day, I get around .6mbps and i am thankful. Do these numbers seem skewed a little high to the rest of you, or am I just in a bad location? Or is there some city in the US with such increadibly great cell service that they are raising the curve?
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- 09-18-2008, 12:57 PM #18iMore Intermediate
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I have not been having any significant problems with my 3G iPhone after the 2.1 update. I do seem connected to the 3G network much more often than I did before. 2.0.1 worked fine, then 2.0.2 was released and actually cause 100 times more problems. After updating to 2.1 though, everything is fine.
3G speeds are exceptionally good, though I haven't run download tests for speed confirmation. Apps seem to load incredibly fast, especially when compared to 2.0.2 firmware. Load webpages under 2.1 also goes much faster and I think I've only had one Safari crash since 2.1 came out. Under 2.0.2, Safari crashed often.
After 2.1, the 3G iPhone seems to have become the phone I was expecting when I first upgraded to the 3G. I'm much happier about my phone since the upgrade!
- 09-18-2008, 03:08 PM #19
D/L: 1335kbps, 6.68 x faster than EDGE
U/L: 194kbps, 4.31 x faster than EDGE
Does not measure U/L
Both tests done sitting at my desk at work with 5 bars on 3G.
A bit of a difference with the results but well within tolerance to keep me happy
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