1. Jeremy's Avatar
    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 09:14 AM
  2. Rene Ritchie's Avatar
    2.2Mbps, though subsequent tests show pretty wild fluctuation between 1.5 and 2+ even over short intervals...
    08-28-2008 09:21 AM
  3. JustinHorn's Avatar
    2.2Mbps, though subsequent tests show pretty wild fluctuation between 1.5 and 2+ even over short intervals...
    Yeah, that's normal with 3g/edge testing, but should be more consistent if you are on a private wifi connection.

    Another site is the DSL Reports test:
    iPhone speedtest

    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.
    09-04-2008 10:56 AM
  4. JustinHorn's Avatar
    Here are some test I took the other day. This is kind of the low range I get while sitting in front of my computer, but it changes every second so if I did a test right after that it could have been higher
    09-09-2008 10:59 PM
  5. EnterpriseGlobe's Avatar
    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 09:15 PM
  6. Brickman's Avatar
    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 09:34 PM
  7. jhamilton3's Avatar
    I haven't tested mine but its usually pretty darn fast. Almost like the snap of two fingers.
    03-03-2009 10:48 PM
  8. redrebellion's Avatar
    depends where i stand in my house. Certain spots in the house recieve no 3G. But when i stand other side of the room it will be quite fast. Not tested the speed but i will try out that app tonight
    03-04-2009 09:22 AM
  9. blakejackson's Avatar
    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 09:51 AM
  10. sting7k's Avatar
    At my home in Frederick, MD (speedtest.net app, 45 miles north of DC)
    ~1000kbps down
    ~250kbps up

    In Washington, DC
    ~2000kbps down
    ~300kbps up

    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.
    03-04-2009 12:37 PM
  11. JustinHorn's Avatar
    Is there a piece of software that I can use to test this?
    I created a iPhone speed test website for fun to test my web programming skills called My 3G Speed | Test my iPhone speed, 3g speed test

    The most well known speed test is probably Testmyiphone.com - iPhone Speed Test

    I've also used iPhone speedtest
    03-05-2009 12:02 AM
  12. noahv's Avatar
    testmyiphone (3G down) = 329 Kbps (but awful [>8000ms] latency)
    i.dslr.net/iphone_speedtest (3G) = 589 Kbps (better latency)

    tests taken within 5 seconds of each other, without moving phone or otherwise changing parametes.

    fwiw - ymmv.
    03-06-2009 10:32 AM
  13. claygreenberg's Avatar
    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
    03-06-2009 12:57 PM
  14. touchyphone's Avatar
    Currently in Woodland Hills California.

    Just used the speedtest app on my phone, here's my results

    1.71 down
    .21 up

    Good if accurate. But not great:o
    04-23-2009 03:27 PM
  15. JustinHorn's Avatar
    I've been getting about 1.5 down in Miami using my speed test site.

    EDIT, Just realized this wasn't a new thread and just posted these links above so going to delete them from here
    Last edited by Justin; 04-23-2009 at 06:32 PM.
    04-23-2009 04:15 PM
  16. Stevie No-Wonder's Avatar
    3.13 download
    1.02 upload
    04-23-2009 05:08 PM
  17. macnkat's Avatar
    0.18 down...I didn't even bother with the up I was so disappointed. That's in my house, 3G and 5 bars for what that's worth.
    04-26-2009 12:12 PM
  18. j00w00t's Avatar
    Macnkat, where do you live?that 3g speed sounds terrible
    04-26-2009 12:26 PM
  19. macnkat's Avatar
    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.
    04-26-2009 01:03 PM
  20. lagmefragme's Avatar
    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).
    04-27-2009 04:03 PM
  21. supercoza's Avatar
    I am based in Joburg, but at work now in Midrand. Download 988 and upload is 137
    04-30-2009 10:07 AM
  22. Entertainment72's Avatar
    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 02:16 PM
  23. JustinHorn's Avatar
    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 02:20 PM
  24. plate58's Avatar
    In Highland Park, IL 25 miles north of Chicago
    3g 646 down / 41 up
    If it gets any faster I'm goin need a fire extinguisher.
    In the year I've had the new 3g I've yet to pop 1k.
    04-30-2009 03:11 PM
  25. Stevie No-Wonder's Avatar
    ... someone can say oooh I have 3Mbps down with 3G when they really used Wifi... I know it doesn't make sense to lie and you only lie to yourself but I can see some people doing it.
    Well, just in case you're suggesting I'm lying, I've attached a screen shot. I don't even care what my 3G speed is. Was just posting my results for this thread, that's all.
    04-30-2009 03:42 PM
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