1. martymapson's Avatar
    I don't know why but I check my 3G speeds quite often. That is why this week when I checked the speed on Sunday I noticed my speed as quite high, very high actually. I normally have between .75 and 1.8 mbs which I thought was pretty normal from what I have read. On Sunday I had speeds between 4.5 and 7.2mps. I didn't even know I could get that speed on the Verizon 3G system. I got my new Verizon Iphone in February. I even have screen shots taken of the tests I took because I didn't think anyone would believe me! LOL How fast are your speeds in your area?
    04-05-2011 11:37 PM
  2. markhunsaker's Avatar
    Wow, that's amazing. I pull between .7 mb and 1.5 mb
    04-05-2011 11:45 PM
  3. generik777's Avatar
    I don't know why but I check my 3G speeds quite often. That is why this week when I checked the speed on Sunday I noticed my speed as quite high, very high actually. I normally have between .75 and 1.8 mbs which I thought was pretty normal from what I have read. On Sunday I had speeds between 4.5 and 7.2mps. I didn't even know I could get that speed on the Verizon 3G system. I got my new Verizon Iphone in February. I even have screen shots taken of the tests I took because I didn't think anyone would believe me! LOL How fast are your speeds in your area?
    Are you sure you weren't connected to wifi when you got those speeds? 7.2Mbps is kinda unlikely for CDMA 3G.
    04-06-2011 12:23 AM
  4. ghostface147's Avatar
    The iPhone only supports CDMA revision a, which is maxed at 3.6 Mbps I believe. Something isn't right on your end.
    04-06-2011 12:25 AM
  5. wmallen3's Avatar
    I wish. I am in Warner Robins, 2 hours south of Atlanta and my speed sucks. My download are .3 and uploads usually twice that speed. I have called Verizon several times and they say it is a capacity issue and hope to resolve it soon. I got a meg or better on my droid x and droid. That one point really sours me. I know two other who also have the vzn I4 with similiar results.
    04-06-2011 01:50 AM
  6. Blackbelt's Avatar
    I have never experienced speed of more than .7 on my VZ iPhone ( I live in a large metro area) I am just used to this underperforming speed.
    04-06-2011 06:48 AM
  7. martymapson's Avatar
    The iPhone only supports CDMA revision a, which is maxed at 3.6 Mbps I believe. Something isn't right on your end.
    What could be wrong? That's the big question. I did not have wifi on. In fact my household wifi account tops out at 3mbs. Actually, on Monday the readings were back to normal for the most part. Of course i checked again on Tuesday and they were back up again. Some areas were lower than others. At first I thought Verizon was doing some sort of tests or something and this was all temporary. But like you stated, I was pretty sure that the bandwidth on Verizon's CDMA network tops out just a bit over 3mbs. I use the 'my 3G speed' app. I just checked it a few minutes ago in my home and got 7.51mbs speed. Plus, everything IS loading at a super fast rate compared to before. Right now I'm very happy for the speed, I Dont know how long it is going to last but I sure would love to know what is behind this mystery.
    04-06-2011 08:05 AM
  8. markhunsaker's Avatar
    What could be wrong? That's the big question. I did not have wifi on. In fact my household wifi account tops out at 3mbs. Actually, on Monday the readings were back to normal for the most part. Of course i checked again on Tuesday and they were back up again. Some areas were lower than others. At first I thought Verizon was doing some sort of tests or something and this was all temporary. But like you stated, I was pretty sure that the bandwidth on Verizon's CDMA network tops out just a bit over 3mbs. I use the 'my 3G speed' app. I just checked it a few minutes ago in my home and got 7.51mbs speed. Plus, everything IS loading at a super fast rate compared to before. Right now I'm very happy for the speed, I Dont know how long it is going to last but I sure would love to know what is behind this mystery.
    Try downloading the Speedtest.net app. It would also depend on the serve you're pinging. What's your ping? I usually have a ping around 200-400 and normal speeds are .5 - 1.5 mbps. I would say it's the app not reading speeds correctly.
    04-06-2011 09:21 AM
  9. shimojunk's Avatar
    All these speedtest applications are very subjective and there is no way to tell if they are legit or correct.

    I suggest you base your speed on your experience and real world performance not some app that may or may not be true.
    04-06-2011 11:42 AM
  10. ajonesma's Avatar
    That almost sounds like 4G speeds
    04-08-2011 09:08 AM
  11. kjjb0204's Avatar
    hit speedtest.net from your browser. It's much more accurate than the app itself.
    04-08-2011 09:39 AM
  12. HellKatzX's Avatar
    I got 88 KBPS on mobilespeedtest.com, pretty awful
    04-09-2011 08:00 PM
  13. alpinestars1z's Avatar
    I got 88 KBPS on mobilespeedtest.com, pretty awful
    88 kbps? That's pretty terrible. That's what I get on EDGE (I'm unlocked on T-Mobile).
    04-09-2011 08:40 PM
  14. ajonesma's Avatar
    hit speedtest.net from your browser. It's much more accurate than the app itself.
    Not to burst your bubble but when you go to speedtest.net on an iOS browser it redirects you to the appstore and to the speedtest.net app
    04-09-2011 09:13 PM
  15. Jon Seals's Avatar
    hit speedtest.net from your browser. It's much more accurate than the app itself.
    It always redirects me to the AppStore.
    04-09-2011 10:25 PM
  16. wmallen3's Avatar
    The performance issue are what got me started looking into it. Youtube videos take forever. This is my only negative buts its a big one.
    04-11-2011 01:41 AM
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