1. Rene Ritchie's Avatar
    Count me among those who think Sprint-style WiMax ought better be classified as something other than 4G especially considering HSPA is already at 7.2 Mbps and HSPA+ is at 21 Mbps. That's 3G.

    Here's my Rogers HSPA 7.2 result from this morning. It's around what folks are getting on Evo 4G.

    6270 Kbps up, 3543 down.


    So do we even need WiMax or are we better off waiting for true LTE 4G at 50+ Mbps?

    Yfrog Image : yfrog.com/20nuktj - Uploaded by reneritchie
    08-07-2010 10:51 AM
  2. chobbs1's Avatar
    Perhaps the wimax is good in areas where 3G is not so strong???
    08-07-2010 11:02 AM
  3. Watcher's Avatar
    What the hell! Those must be Canada speeds because I have never heard of anyone getting results that high in the states.

    The best I can get is half of that on 3G. I don't think I can even approach that on WiFi!
    Last edited by Watcher; 08-07-2010 at 11:14 AM.
    08-07-2010 11:05 AM
  4. Crimsonium's Avatar
    I just took this speed test. Jeez, maybe I don't need cable Internet anymore.

    Ok I tried posting the image but I'm too much of a noob on your forums. Basically here are the stats:

    Download : 12330 Kbps
    Upload: 1016 Kbps

    I tried a few times and I'm getting downloads averaging around 10000+. Rene, you can back me up on this since I tweeter you my image.
    08-07-2010 11:14 AM
  5. Watcher's Avatar
    I just took this speed test. Jeez, maybe I don't need cable Internet anymore.

    Ok I tried posting the image but I'm too much of a noob on your forums. Basically here are the stats:

    Download : 12330 Kbps
    Upload: 1016 Kbps

    I tried a few times and I'm getting downloads averaging around 10000+. Rene, you can back me up on this since I tweeter you my image.
    And where are you located?
    08-07-2010 11:15 AM
  6. Crimsonium's Avatar
    And where are you located?
    I'm in Montreal. I'm going to try to post the history report soon. This is nuts, it's just as fast as my cable internet.
    08-07-2010 11:17 AM
  7. Crimsonium's Avatar
    I'm in Montreal. I'm going to try to post the history report soon. This is nuts, it's just as fast as my cable internet.
    Ummm, ok I'm such an *****. Of course it's close to my internet speeds, I'm on wifi! cancel last. I usually never use my wifi that's why I thought it was 3G.
    08-07-2010 11:20 AM
  8. chobbs1's Avatar
    08-07-2010 11:21 AM
  9. Crimsonium's Avatar
    Ok here are mine now that wifi is off.

    Download: 5897
    Upload: 2312
    08-07-2010 11:26 AM
  10. Watcher's Avatar
    Ok here are mine now that wifi is off.

    Download: 5897
    Upload: 2312
    I actually thought we were only measuring 3G Speeds! Someone is cheating!
    08-07-2010 11:32 AM
  11. Watcher's Avatar
    Can you believe that's what my job's speeds are... my iPhone 4 gets slightly higher than that.

    What app gives those results? I'm using the Speedtest.net app.

    Last edited by Watcher; 08-07-2010 at 11:56 AM.
    08-07-2010 11:33 AM
  12. jbyrdman's Avatar
    I'm getting a consistent 1.5-2.5 Mbps (1500-2500 kbps) here in South Alabama you can see the pics on my twitter feed...can't post here .. twitter.com/jbyrdman
    08-07-2010 12:29 PM
  13. question#IM's Avatar
    4g is in its infancies still as well and definitely has a lot to offer, considering your speeds are above average, especially from the users here in the States. As usual, I think its all relative to your location and signal strength. Either way choice is good for the consumer as it drives competition which the consumer can only benefit from.

    Some individuals are pulling 10-12 Mbps with 4g
    08-07-2010 12:36 PM
  14. iphone4idiots's Avatar
    Someone help a dummy. Yesterday I was testing MyWi using my iPhone 4 as router and Mac. 3G speed was 100-250kbps. Comcast through a linksys wireless with Mac was 300-450kbps.

    Shouldn't both be much higher? I'm in Nashville not that it should matter.
    08-07-2010 12:37 PM
  15. ebedoun's Avatar


    I'm in Canton, MI..USA
    08-07-2010 12:55 PM
  16. Watcher's Avatar


    I'm in Canton, MI..USA
    Just to be certain, you did test 3G with WiFi off, didn't you?
    (Sorry, I have to ask since someone posted their WiFi speeds earlier. )
    Last edited by Watcher; 08-07-2010 at 01:02 PM.
    08-07-2010 12:57 PM
  17. needsmoar's Avatar
    Ran a 3G test on my Telus iPhone 4, screenshot attached. it's faster than my Bell DSL
    08-07-2010 01:38 PM
  18. touchyphone's Avatar
    Here's mine, AT&T in Los Angeles (via FCC test app). Second same phone and network, later in afternoon on different app (speedtest.net).

    Last edited by touchyphone; 08-07-2010 at 05:36 PM.
    08-07-2010 01:52 PM
  19. touchyphone's Avatar
    Just to be certain, you did test 3G with WiFi off, didn't you?
    (Sorry, I have to ask since someone posted their WiFi speeds earlier. )
    His screen shot shows 3G symbol
    08-07-2010 01:55 PM
  20. Reptar's Avatar
    Using an iPhone 3G I'm getting .53 Mbps... :/
    So. Cal.
    08-07-2010 04:59 PM
  21. LABLE's Avatar
    I'm getting about 1250 kbps for both DL and UL. My Evo was a bit faster on 3G, I was getting about 3500 kbps DL.
    08-07-2010 05:43 PM
  22. Watcher's Avatar
    His screen shot shows 3G symbol
    I know but you can easily do the test on WiFi and switch back to 3G by multitasking so it shows 3G in the taskbar. Not saying he'd go through the trouble just to fake stats but you never know. I've seen people do odder things than that.
    08-07-2010 06:04 PM
  23. Watcher's Avatar
    Using an iPhone 3G I'm getting .53 Mbps... :/
    So. Cal.
    We're specifically looking for results only from iPhone 4 owners due to the HSPA capability it has.
    08-07-2010 06:06 PM
  24. sting7k's Avatar
    Finally fixed the upload speeds here in the DC area, just on 7/25 they were still topping out at 100kbps . Downloads going fastest ever today with my iPhone 4.
    08-07-2010 07:10 PM
  25. touchyphone's Avatar
    I know but you can easily do the test on WiFi and switch back to 3G by multitasking so it shows 3G in the taskbar. Not saying he'd go through the trouble just to fake stats but you never know. I've seen people do odder things than that.
    unless I am forgetting, but the speedtest.net app in which he used isn't able to have a saved state status or "multitasking", everytime I switch back to it it always restarts for a retest and the old results aren't displayed....again i could be forgetting
    08-07-2010 08:03 PM
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