1. tfalsetta#IM's Avatar
    I would like to start a thread to compare the throughput/performance of the AT&T 3G compared to Verizon 3G on the Iphone

    The utility I use is downloadable from the app store called speedtest (by Xtreme). It is a free app. It tests download and upload speeds.

    I randomly run it around town/around Orange County NY.One thing to remember is if you are on Wifi then your test will traverse the wifi connectionThis is not what I really want to test.I would simply like to test 3G performance on AT&Ts 3Gs and on Verizons 3G network.

    Below are my tests on AT&Ts 3G network in and around Orange county NY



    AT&T Feb 5th Download avg 2.1meg/Upload avg 621k

    AT&T Jan 30 Download avg 1.8meg/Upload avg 400k

    AT&T Jan 21st Download avg 3,4meg/Uploadavg 655k

    Test away pleaseThanks
    Last edited by tfalsetta; 02-05-2011 at 01:33 PM.
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    02-05-2011 01:17 PM
  2. rsd36's Avatar
    Yes!!! Inquiring minds want to know! Please lets rock the house. We need to really post this on the Geneal iphone forum so there can be a solid comparison between ATT an Big V. Great idea TF!
    02-05-2011 01:23 PM
  3. Darth-gamer's Avatar
    Engadget did a similar test where they ran around different locations in California with an AT&T and Verizon iPhone and the Verizon iPhone won all but 2 of the (I believe) 16 tests. Not bad.
    02-05-2011 01:23 PM
  4. rsd36's Avatar
    Yes, but we need to know in diff areas of the country don't you think?
    02-05-2011 01:26 PM
  5. Darth-gamer's Avatar
    Yes, but we need to know in diff areas of the country don't you think?
    Well that wouldn't really be a test of the phone, that would be a test of the network...which can already be preformed.
    02-05-2011 01:32 PM
  6. rknowlt's Avatar
    Well that wouldn't really be a test of the phone, that would be a test of the network...which can already be preformed.
    There is no singular way of testing either the phone itself or the network, so I do not know what you are getting at with this? Hardware wise it should be the same either way other than the GSM/CDMA chips in them though making it primarily a network test. No matter what we do the stats won't be "statistically significant" but they will be interesting. When I get my 4 back I will definetely put some numbers up from upstate NY.
    02-05-2011 02:18 PM
  7. dcsr23#IM's Avatar
    I don't really think we need to start any network fanboy test. It's pretty much proven that AT&T 3g speed is better than Verizons, it just doesn't seem to be as consistent as Verizons. Although we think we are comparing Apples to Apples (pun intended ) it's really Apples to Oranges since the networks are inherently different and the cellular networks are not at a set standard rate across the country. Just know this, you'll probably be able to stay on the phone a lot longer without dropping a call (assuming you ever do).
    02-05-2011 02:27 PM
  8. tfalsetta#IM's Avatar
    yes...all good comments...We are not really trying to test the IPHONE itself...We are looking to test the Networks....While i agree AT&T's 3G in theory is faster I like to hear feedback from users...

    rknowlt...what county upstate are you from...I am from Orange county....We got 3g from AT&T right aroung Thanks Giving and since then the voice performance on AT&T is almost as good as Verizon....Good enough not to switch I should say..
    02-05-2011 02:49 PM
  9. nyc_rock's Avatar
    yes...all good comments...We are not really trying to test the IPHONE itself...We are looking to test the Networks....While i agree AT&T's 3G in theory is faster I like to hear feedback from users...

    rknowlt...what county upstate are you from...I am from Orange county....We got 3g from AT&T right aroung Thanks Giving and since then the voice performance on AT&T is almost as good as Verizon....Good enough not to switch I should say..
    Ha! I'm in Goshen. What a happy day it was to see the 3G symbol!
    02-05-2011 03:12 PM
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