3G Speed Tests: Mix of Meh and Whoa

Playing around with 3G on the iPhone a bit lately (since I'm one of the lucky ones who got activated in-store) and the results are ....mixed. I've tried a few different services, each giving wildly different results within the service and between services (the above comes from http://inetworktest.com. I'm definitely on 3G here in Providence, RI, but my speed tests seem to ranging from a mediocre 140kbps up to a stupendous 420kbps. On average, well, there doesn't seem to be an average, it either comes in poorly or awesomely.

How 'bout y'all? What are you clocking in at?

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Dieter Bohn

Dieter Bohn is former editor-in-chief of Smartphone Experts, writing across iMore, Windows Phone Central, Android Central, and more. You can find him on Twitter (and everywhere else) @backlon.

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3G Speed Tests: Mix of Meh and Whoa


I Agree Bob, just got off the phone Apple Tech Department and they said their networked got messed up when they release the software to everyone and not just the iphone 3g users! Load of crap is what the is!!

id love to tell you what the 3G speeds are like here in dallas, but i cant activate either. wheeee for waiting 10 hours for a brick

I just did a quick test on dslreports and find that my speed on 3G exceeds 800kbit/sec in the New York City area... Not bad!

Here in NorthEast Bay Area in California.
455Kb/s down and 56Kb/s up.
using xtreme labs iphone speed test app.
According to dslreports.com I'm at 996kbps to 1031kbps over 3G
162kbps over EDGE