Carrier wars: Verizon/ AT&T speed test

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in iPhone edited January 2014
AT&T’s 3G network set the bar pretty high with a raw average of 933kbps on the downlink side — yeah, we were shocked also — but clocked an atrocious 180kbps raw uplink average. So, how did VZW stack up against AT&T?



Verizon came in well short of AT&T on the download side, averaging 232kbps slower than its GSM rival. In other words, according to the results posted by our readers across the country, AT&T’s network is a whopping 33 percent faster than Verizon’s on the downlink side. The median download speed was also significantly lower than AT&T’s; 440kbps compared to 840kbps.




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  • Reply 1 of 5
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by TenoBell View Post


    AT&T?s 3G network set the bar pretty high with a raw average of 933kbps on the downlink side ? yeah, we were shocked also ? but clocked an atrocious 180kbps raw uplink average. So, how did VZW stack up against AT&T?



    Verizon came in well short of AT&T on the download side, averaging 232kbps slower than its GSM rival. In other words, according to the results posted by our readers across the country, AT&T?s network is a whopping 33 percent faster than Verizon?s on the downlink side. The median download speed was also significantly lower than AT&T?s; 440kbps compared to 840kbps.




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    This is the only key point where ATnT wins, I feel. If it was not for the iPhone, I would not have switched to ATnT.
  • Reply 2 of 5
    tenobelltenobell Posts: 7,014member
    I do agree, over all, Verizon has the better network. But Verizon still holds too tight of a grip around control of features and nickel and dime for too many things.



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SGSStateStudent View Post


    This is the only key point where ATnT wins, I feel. If it was not for the iPhone, I would not have switched to ATnT.



  • Reply 3 of 5
    jeffdmjeffdm Posts: 12,951member
    I've said a few months ago that telecom is a lot like manure. Choosing between different companies, services or service types is only changing what animal it comes out of.
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    MarvinMarvin Posts: 14,803moderator
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by TenoBell View Post


    [i]AT&T?s 3G network set the bar pretty high with a raw average of 933kbps on the downlink side ? yeah, we were shocked also ? but clocked an atrocious 180kbps raw uplink average. So, how did VZW stack up against AT&T?



    I wouldn't call 180k upload atrocious. Landline 2Mbps connections often only get a 256k upload. Download and upload, those speeds are both excellent for a mobile device.
  • Reply 5 of 5
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    I wouldn't call 180k upload atrocious. Landline 2Mbps connections often only get a 256k upload. Download and upload, those speeds are both excellent for a mobile device.



    To me that is horribly slow.
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