1. epphllps's Avatar
    These are my results in an area where I go between 2 and 3 bars and 3G pops in and out.
    Looks like you have one bar of wifi on that test.
    03-05-2011 01:19 AM
  2. Ringfinger's Avatar
    Mine seems to get even slower by the day on 3g.
    03-07-2011 10:01 AM
  3. ericsmcdonald's Avatar
    Mine seems to get even slower by the day on 3g.
    Guys, the problem with the SpeedTest app is, it's not very accurate. I sat and did 5 tests from my "local" server, all averaging 300 kpbs down and 500 up, which makes no sense that down would be slower than up. Then I switched and found a server over 600 miles away, and got 1.45 mpbs down and 900 kbps up. So obviously the local server or the ISP that hosts that server isn't reliable.

    So many things can affect a speedtest, including but not limited to tower load, your specific location, your speed, traffic on the backhaul, the number of hops between your phone and the server location, the reliability of the server's ISP, overall internet traffic, installation of LTE, etc. etc. And don't forget, if you're not in a VZW backhaul location (i.e. NY has Verizon fiber everywhere, probably not where I am in New Orleans), you don't know how far your data travels. Through traceroutes it seems my data travels through Dallas, even if I'm running a traceroute to a server physically located next to me (i.e. my home internet).

    You have to take multiple speedtest samples from multiple server locations over many days to see if you're experiencing any real effect. I would doubt that, unless you're hitting well over 10 gigs usage in a month (and I mean WELL over), you're probably not getting capped.
    03-08-2011 01:16 PM
  4. iSRS's Avatar
    Sorry to bring up an old post, but wanted to give an update. Visiting a friend in eastern North Carolina. Back home in Greenville, SC, I average around 500-600 Kbps, with the occasional 1 Mbps.

    Here, I have yet to get under 2 Mbps. So, at least to me, it is a tower issue, as the have stated the recently did work on the towers. My feeling is that they are continuing to work on them as Greenville is due to get 4G this summer. Hopefully the upgrades for 4G help 3G speeds.
    03-26-2011 07:03 AM
  5. ghostface147's Avatar
    Update your PRL and the like to see if that helps. At 6.3 gigs, it wouldn't surprise me if you're throttled. While 6.3 gigs is a lot, I don't think it's enough to be throttled. Over 10? Yeah, get throttled.

    03-26-2011 08:57 AM
  6. epphllps's Avatar
    I have come to terms that my VZW data speeds where i live are just flat out garbage. Data speeds in Jackson/Humboldt, TN rarely top 0.70 Mbps with 5 bars and that's on a good day. My EVO got 1.3 Mbps with 1-2 bars in same testing locations.

    So maybe not throttling for me just awful data. Sprint to VZW was a definite step backwards but I did it for the 4G which is coming to my area by the end of 2011!
    03-26-2011 12:11 PM
  7. sting7k's Avatar
    I have come to terms that my VZW data speeds where i live are just flat out garbage. Data speeds in Jackson/Humboldt, TN rarely top 0.70 Mbps with 5 bars and that's on a good day. My EVO got 1.3 Mbps with 1-2 bars in same testing locations.

    So maybe not throttling for me just awful data. Sprint to VZW was a definite step backwards but I did it for the 4G which is coming to my area by the end of 2011!
    What are AT&T's speeds like there?
    03-26-2011 02:01 PM
  8. epphllps's Avatar
    When I had AT&T and the 3GS, I had maybe 1-2 bars of service and switched between 3G and edge way too often but still pulled down 1.5-2 mbps easily, same locations I'm at now. That was around April of 2010. If Sprint had better phone choices I'd say they might be the best CDMA choice if data is your main use.

    Update:

    In Memphis, TN I'm getting some of the fastest speeds i have ever seen on VZW.

    03-26-2011 03:29 PM
  9. boomhower1820's Avatar
    If Sprint had better phone choices I'd say they might be the best CDMA choice if data is your main use.
    That is going to depend on area. Here it is the oppisite. I am currently running an EVO and use the force roam app quite often. At worse, they are even. Usually Verizon between 2-4 faster. This is why I am changing as soon as Sprint cuts me loose.
    03-27-2011 04:28 PM
  10. epphllps's Avatar
    That is going to depend on area. Here it is the oppisite. I am currently running an EVO and use the force roam app quite often. At worse, they are even. Usually Verizon between 2-4 faster. This is why I am changing as soon as Sprint cuts me loose.
    Yeah, everything is based on location. I have never seen 1mbps, much less 2 Mbps, with full signal where I live or the surrounding areas. I hate that I have a good signal but crap data speeds bc the phone flies when u r pulling down 2+ Mbps. Memphis also has LTE, which was fun playing with on my friends phone. Can't wait until we have a LTE iPhone!
    03-27-2011 06:16 PM
  11. j7469's Avatar
    I started a thread a while back http://forum.tipb.com/verizon-iphone...ad-speeds.html asking for people to post their speeds.

    While I had an AT&T and my wife had a VZW iPhone 4, I always had a higher DL speed comparted to her (sometimes more than 1Mbps) but in real world tests... such as downloading the same app or opening a webpage we're always very close to completion time. In fact she wins sometimes.

    Take that for what it's worth. The speed test apps are nice but I don't believe they give real world results.
    04-03-2011 06:37 PM
  12. epphllps's Avatar
    Mobilespeedtest.com is much more accurate than the speedtest.net app, IMO.
    04-03-2011 08:58 PM
  13. mrwonka75's Avatar
    Here's what I'm getting. Not too bad.
    04-04-2011 12:51 AM
  14. mi_canuck#IM's Avatar
    No matter where I am, I can't get more than a 1.0 Mbps download even with 3g and 5 bars. What gives?
    that is normal... verizon isn't known for its speed, at least on EV-DO... if you want speed on an iphone, go to at&t (and take your chances on dropped calls ), or upgrade to a Thunderbolt with LTE (assuming your area has it, and again, taking your chances with battery life )
    04-04-2011 09:16 AM
  15. Taco50's Avatar
    That's actually pretty good speeds for Verizon 3G. If you google some recent speed tests done on the different carriers that's about where VZW's speeds fall.
    04-04-2011 02:42 PM
  16. eye4ni's Avatar
    I think there is something going on with my data speeds..... Some days I do a test and get really good results, but on MOST days, on the speedtest.net app I get really crappy download speeds of .30-.50 mbs and the upload speed is usually almost DOUBLE the download speeds....

    I am in a rural area and previously had Sprint before the Verizon iPhone, sprint coverage was spotty, but in my area I would consistently get speeds anywhere from .80-1.5 mbs with only 3 bars.... On Verizon, I have good coverage, at least 4 bars almost everywhere, but the data speeds SUCK..
    04-04-2011 03:19 PM
  17. epphllps's Avatar
    Everything is always based on location, but it does seem that data is generally faster on Sprint than VZW. 3G should improve as LTE becomes the standard, I would think.
    04-04-2011 06:02 PM
  18. anon4705295's Avatar
    Wow, mine sucks
    04-04-2011 07:05 PM
  19. cody's Avatar
    He is mine. Kansas city, mo

    04-04-2011 07:53 PM
  20. stewm's Avatar
    I have to be getting throttled. My speeds are pathetic. Again just got 0.26 down and 0.25 up. Same location and 4 bars. No excuse for that period. Plus my pre gets 3x those speeds at the very least.

    Just spoke with Verizon and they said I'm in a perfectly fine 3G area that should have optimal speeds. They are going to look further into the issue.
    You may not be throttled. In the past 7 days signal in general in my area has had issues. I used to be guaranteed a minimum of 3 bars for signal and for the past 7 days it's been 1 bar or no bars and again when it comes to data I used to get a minimum of 800kbps and now it is 70kpbs download and ZERO upways.

    I was told that there is no issue and that I should pay for an extender box. I don't think it's right that I should pay for an extender box so that I can make and receive phone calls. I guess that I am getting AT&T style service from Verizon now. Should have just switched to them in the first place.

    Thankfully when it comes to data through wireless I get 28mbps down ways and 26mbps upways or the phone would be unusable at all.
    04-05-2011 02:48 PM
  21. mi_canuck#IM's Avatar
    Everything is always based on location, but it does seem that data is generally faster on Sprint than VZW. 3G should improve as LTE becomes the standard, I would think.
    i'll still take a bit slower but more consistent (vzw) than faster (sometimes) but more erratic (ie. often slower or crawling)... as was the case with my at&t iphones... fast as hell on 3G when it worked, but usually that was at like 3am when no cell traffic... often, slower than Edge at peak times... screw that... much happier with VZW data performance, even if "slow" EVDO...
    04-05-2011 02:52 PM
  22. epphllps's Avatar
    i'll still take a bit slower but more consistent (vzw) than faster (sometimes) but more erratic (ie. often slower or crawling)... as was the case with my at&t iphones... fast as hell on 3G when it worked, but usually that was at like 3am when no cell traffic... often, slower than Edge at peak times... screw that... much happier with VZW data performance, even if "slow" EVDO...
    +947472929 haha
    04-05-2011 10:26 PM
  23. wmallen3's Avatar
    Any suggestions to why my speeds are this crappy in a 3G area with 4 bars?!?
    Looks like mine. no dropped calls but data
    04-06-2011 02:52 AM
  24. iSRS's Avatar
    I tried two methods, screen shots below. Both better than I had been experiencing in the past (on average).

    But what really made things better for me? I stopped obsessing about it. In actual use, I have noticed exactly zero issues with speed. So I finally asked myself, "did I buy this phone to continuously test the speed? Or did I get it to enjoy?"

    I must say, I am happier with the phone when I don't worry about it.
    04-07-2011 08:37 AM
  25. Rex_Suggs's Avatar
    idk but is this any good.
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