Originally Posted by gwmac
Sprint nor Verizon will be as fast as AT&T for 3G data...
It's about time you finally admit it. I'd congratulate for actually admitting you're wrong but I see it's a rouse to lead into your other fallacy.
I rather have a little bit slower but steady and reliable than faster but erratic.
Show a me a steady reliable data stream with a MNO? It doesn't exist. They don't build out wireless networks that way, the number of users per tower and area very causing different congestion at different times, and since it's radio waves you can get interference. If you want steady and reliable data rates go ask your telco for dedicated frame relay.
Every city is different and even within a city, some areas are better or worse depending on the carrier.
Making the point I originally made that you disagreed with. How trollish of you.
I am just web surfing, facebook, Pandora, youtube, Sprint TV, and other typical things that work perfectly well at 1Mbps.
1Mbps down may be good enough for you but you might also think Top Raman is a quality meal. For me and many others neither of those are suitable.
I guess I have a very bad opinion of AT&T from my own personal experience with so many dropped calls.
So now we get to the bottom of it. You are anti-AT&T, pro-Sprint fanboy. When did these carrier fanboys start to pop up? At any rate the iPhone on multiple carriers is really bring you goons out of the woodwork. Back to my original statement: If you make a lot of calls, send a lot of text, and don't care so much about fast data speeds then Sprint sounds like it would be a good option.
Here is a test I just ran last night on Sprint. I don't expect Mr. AT&T to do the same since he seems preoccupied with theoretical maximums and national averages as opposed to his actual speeds. Even though he claimed to personally get 14.4Mbps and cited that as his reason to stay. Just don't buy into the hype about AT&T. No one will get anywhere close to 14.4Mbps on the iPhone 4S except with a Verizon or Sprint MiFi device or on WiFi.
1) For starters, you ran the test at 1:21am. That's suspicious. Try running one during a peak usage hour or at during the day.
2) As previously stated ad nauseum
one person's up/down/latency at a particular moment in a particular spot means nothing to the overall network speed. Hence, I've posted an aggregate chart that did multiple tests all over the country. If you have a problem with their testing methods you need to bring it up with them instead of blaming me for Sprint coming in last.
3) I could show you results with 3907, 340, 2897 and 4349Kb/s downloads and 959, 1888, 1095, 1053kb/s uploads with latency between 200-300ms. These were just performed. Again, there is no point. You either act like an ass and say that I doctored the photos , or you act like a passive-aggressive fuck and make some comment about how I'm lucky and others aren't, or you act civil and say that those are pretty good speeds and you wish you had them where you live, but we since you think 1Mb/s is more than enough you won't.
4) When talking about the HW used by carriers and vendors you talk in terms in theoretical speeds. Phil Schiller did this in the keynote, but that's beside the point because you also talked in theoretical terms when claiming "EV-DO- Rev. B is faster than HSPA+" making your comments not only whiny but hypocritical.