How fast is your cell phone? (data speed tests)

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in iPhone edited April 2015
I'm curious to know data speeds you are getting on your iPhone or any other cell phone. Don't forget to list your location and carrier, too.
I average about 215kb/s on AT&T in the US.
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  • mrochestermrochester Posts: 679member
    I think some of these speed tests are a load of bull anyway. They download such a tiny tiny file which doesn't really give any true reflection of sustained throughput at all. Everyone should be taking the 'High Speed' test from the third link, and posting their results to that, as that actually provides a decent amount of data to get an accurate score.
  • solipsismsolipsism Posts: 25,726member
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    Originally Posted by mrochester View Post


    Everyone should be taking the 'High Speed' test from the third link, and posting their results to that, as that actually provides a decent amount of data to get an accurate score.



    I did twice and got an average of 205Kb/s this time. Took a long time, but the results are consistent.



    With the speeds I get from my #G card I am really looking forward to a 3G iPhone.
  • solipsismsolipsism Posts: 25,726member
    Does no one own cell phones or is there such little interest to see what your cell data rates are?
  • MarvinMarvin Posts: 13,725member, moderator
    It is more interesting than some people think at first because you can use your phone to go online with your computer. This is very handy if you are out and about with your laptop or you move house and don't have a phone line.



    I just have a cheapo vodafone in the UK and I got just over the speed of a dial-up modem - round about 56kbps. But it did the job until I got broadband installed. It was pay as you go though and they charge you based on how much data you download so it's expensive.



    If you had a contract phone with unlimited data access and you only used the internet for average use, you could use your mobile phone for all your mobile broadband needs.



    Just think, you have your 3G mobile in your pocket and you are sitting in a lecture hall or on a cheap flight with no wifi, you can connect to your phone via bluetooth and use the connection to get online. Note, mobile phones sometimes have restrictions on what sites you can access though until you use a credit card to verify your age.
  • surfratsurfrat Posts: 341member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by solipsism View Post


    Does no one own cell phones or is there such little interest to see what your cell data rates are?



    2132kbps WiFi

    195kbps EDGE
  • irelandireland Posts: 15,526member
    iPhone over WiFi = 448kbps



    Ireland, 6Mb, Airport Extreme.
  • irelandireland Posts: 15,526member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SurfRat View Post


    2132kbps WiFi

    195kbps EDGE



    Holy! How you getting those WiFi speeds? What speed is your broadband?
  • solipsismsolipsism Posts: 25,726member
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    Originally Posted by Ireland View Post


    iPhone over WiFi = 448kbps

    Ireland, 6Mb, Airport Extreme.



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Ireland View Post


    Holy! How you getting those WiFi speeds? What speed is your broadband?





    You should be getting 2Mb/s too if you have a 6Mb/s connection.
  • irelandireland Posts: 15,526member
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    Originally Posted by solipsism View Post


    You should be getting 2Mb/s too if you have a 6Mb/s connection.



    Hum, I wonder why I'm not? I know my connection speed is 6Mb, I tested on my comp. I am sure the iPhone web browser, while not fast, is going at full speed.
  • solipsismsolipsism Posts: 25,726member
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    Originally Posted by Ireland View Post


    Hum, I wonder why I'm not? I know my connection speed is 6Mb, I tested on my comp. I am sure the iPhone web browser, while not fast, is going at full speed.



    If you tested it with your connected computer then you have a baseline set. Is your WiFi set to 802.11g? There will be amore of a delay with wireless and with the slower iPhone processor but the overall speed should be much different unless your computer was bogging down the internet connection when you tested the iPhone.
  • irelandireland Posts: 15,526member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by solipsism View Post


    If you tested it with your connected computer then you have a baseline set. Is your WiFi set to 802.11g? There will be amore of a delay with wireless and with the slower iPhone processor but the overall speed should be much different unless your computer was bogging down the internet connection when you tested the iPhone.



    The computer is off. I must look into that N/G setting. I don't believe I chose either of then when setting up the base station. I just went through the wizard and chose a password really.
  • sapporobabysapporobaby Posts: 1,079member
    This is an interesting test. I have 24/1 MB DSL at home. I am interested to see the speeds as well. I will test this once I am back in Finland.
  • amoryaamorya Posts: 1,103member
    67 kbp on my iPhone.



    See why I want 3G? This is the alternative -- GPRS goodness.



    Amorya
  • sapporobabysapporobaby Posts: 1,079member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Amorya View Post


    67 kbp on my iPhone.



    See why I want 3G? This is the alternative -- GPRS goodness.



    Amorya



    Try this to see how all the 3G naysayers are going to be smoked by a real mobile broadband iPhone.



    http://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=1032
  • avatar42avatar42 Posts: 2member
    The above links said too fast to measure but

    www.dslreports.com/mspeed

    says 375kbit/sec 0.604s latency in Leander Texas.



    BTW my Tilt (a HTC handset) has had 3G multi tasking, copy/paste, slingbox etc since I bought in 2007.
  • theogttheogt Posts: 16member
    This is over 3G:



  • theogttheogt Posts: 16member
    Wifi:



  • nofeernofeer Posts: 2,422member
    Iron oh 45638

    522 kbs

    3G att
  • avatar42avatar42 Posts: 2member
    Getting 945kb at work in Austin TX
  • hardley12hardley12 Posts: 4member
    I am using Nokia n70 and I am using t mobile. But do not the speed in data downloading and transfering .IT is only 200Kp/s.
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