1. Avrum68's Avatar
    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:

    .18 Mbps
    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.

    Anyone else?
    09-16-2008 09:30 PM
  2. avt123's Avatar
    I am having no problems with 3G at all. My bars seem to be telling the truth.
    09-16-2008 09:51 PM
  3. Jeremy's Avatar
    I am having no problems with 3G at all. My bars seem to be telling the truth.
    Same here...
    09-16-2008 10:11 PM
  4. Avrum68's Avatar
    Hm, maybe it is a Rogers issue.

    Any other folks from Toronto having this issue?
    09-16-2008 10:23 PM
  5. Avrum68's Avatar
    I am having no problems with 3G at all. My bars seem to be telling the truth.
    Curious... what speed (3G) are you downloading info at?
    09-16-2008 10:23 PM
  6. devax's Avatar
    Mine tested fine:

    Download
    1.39 Mbps
    You are: 6.95 times faster than EDGE.

    Upload
    0.08 Mbps
    You are: 1.8 times faster than EDGE.

    So. Cal. AT&T.
    09-17-2008 12:01 AM
  7. avt123's Avatar
    Curious... what speed (3G) are you downloading info at?
    On 3G in my house my download speed is 1.84Mbps and my upload is .14Mbps.
    09-17-2008 12:42 AM
  8. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Hmm. I just tested mine on all 5 bars. It shows 1.72 faster than edge which is pretty good. I'm with AT&T in southern Cali. I've seen some posts though with people who think those bars are cosmetic though.
    09-17-2008 03:02 AM
  9. cardfan's Avatar
    Mine tested ok..except safari crashed on the first one. Not like that hasn't happened a billion times
    09-17-2008 07:24 AM
  10. Avrum68's Avatar
    Thanks folks.
    09-17-2008 09:56 AM
  11. avt123's Avatar
    Yea my 3g connection is over 9 times faster than edge.
    09-17-2008 11:41 AM
  12. Jeremy's Avatar
    For more speed comparisons please check out this thread.
    09-17-2008 12:26 PM
  13. Reaktor5's Avatar
    My EDGE reception has been greatly improved. I'll check how much 3G has changed when I'm home during Thanksgiving break.

    I'm curious to see when/where AT&T is expanding 3G.
    09-17-2008 02:20 PM
  14. ich_bin_ein_iPhoner's Avatar
    I have five bars but only pulling between .17 to .45 Mbps on Fido 3G.
    09-18-2008 12:15 PM
  15. Jeremy's Avatar
    Everyone needs to keep in mind just because you have a good signal does not mean you will have blazing fast speed. You have to take into consider location, etc... Your speed will also fluctuate
    09-18-2008 12:45 PM
  16. Druce MacFarlane's Avatar
    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?
    09-18-2008 01:04 PM
  17. avt123's Avatar
    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?
    It matters where you are. I have 5 bars with 3g in some places and get only .8mps, then in others almost 1.9mbps.
    09-18-2008 01:18 PM
  18. BradM73's Avatar
    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 01:57 PM
  19. cherryhead25's Avatar
    testmyiphone:
    D/L: 1335kbps, 6.68 x faster than EDGE
    U/L: 194kbps, 4.31 x faster than EDGE

    iphonespeed test:
    D/L: 409.6kbps
    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
    09-18-2008 04:08 PM
  20. Druce MacFarlane's Avatar
    testmyiphone:
    D/L: 1335kbps, 6.68 x faster than EDGE
    U/L: 194kbps, 4.31 x faster than EDGE

    iphonespeed test:
    D/L: 409.6kbps
    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
    My experience is that testmyiphone seems to be far more consistant a result than iphonespeedtest. I have run back-to-back tests with iphonespeedtest and get results all over the map. i guess that this might also have to do with where you are geographically (and the route each request takes to get to the destination) but i get a warm fuzzy with testmyiphone.
    09-18-2008 05:09 PM
  21. cherryhead25's Avatar
    My experience is that testmyiphone seems to be far more consistant a result than iphonespeedtest. I have run back-to-back tests with iphonespeedtest and get results all over the map. i guess that this might also have to do with where you are geographically (and the route each request takes to get to the destination) but i get a warm fuzzy with testmyiphone.
    Yeah I saw the results and practically crapped myself! Haha Now when I need to feel good about myself I will go to testmyiphone. I hope the other folks here who are having problems can partake in the warm and fuzzies too!
    09-18-2008 05:58 PM
  22. Snafu#IM's Avatar
    3 3g bars = 500kbps exact. 2.5x faster than edge
    09-19-2008 01:04 AM
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