Has AT&T fixed HSUPA upload speeds in your area?

A bunch of readers are telling us AT&T and Alcatel Lucent have fixed the issues with HSUPA (high speed uploads) and their iPhone 4's a positively racing up the information superhighway again. Not everyone in every place seems so lucky, however, as our good friend @TCPJ_Mickey, still seems to be chugging along sub-100 in Arizona.

You know what this means, right? Speed test!

We use speedtest.net's app [iTunes link] but whatever your choice of measure, post where you are and what your upload speeds look like today and we'll see if we can figure out if AT&T really is giving more Mbps in more places.

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Has AT&T fixed HSUPA upload speeds in your area?

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Test in Harrisburg, PA:
Test Date: Jul 25, 2010 8:44:23 AM
Connection Type: Cellular
Download: 1638 kbps
Upload: 89 kbps
Ping: 509 ms
A detailed image for this result can be found here:
http://www.speedtest.net/iphone/47552213.png
Ookla operates Speedtest.net using a massive global infrastructure to minimize the impact of Internet congestion and latency. With over a million tests performed every day across hundreds of servers, Speedtest.net is the ultimate resource for bandwidth testing and related information. Visit it on your computer today to find out why.
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Last two days consistent results of 2200 Kbps and 95 Kbps upload. I'm in West Chester, PA outside of Philly.

Randolph, NJ 40 miles West of NYC
Test Date: Jul 25, 2010 9:59:17 AM Connection Type: Cellular 3G Iphone 4
Download: 1410 kbps Upload: 1617 kbps Ping: 2779 ms

Test Date: Jul 25, 2010 7:28 AM Connection Type: Cellular
Download: 2674 kbps Upload: 94 kbps Ping: 264 ms
Location: Renton WA (south of Seattle)

When this story was brought to light a couple weeks ago, my upload speeds were below 200k. Now they're consistently over 1.5 meg (download is usually over 3 meg). Located in Cleveland suburbs.

Download between 1000-2300, upload speeds are still very bad and have been for almost a month less than 100 in the Washington DC area. Apps used, FCC Test, Xtreme Speedtest, and Speedtest.net all with the same results CRAP!!

I'm 20 miles west of Boston.
Test Date: Jul 25, 2010 11:22:14 AM
Connection Type: Cellular
Download: 2481 kbps
Upload: 830 kbps
Ping: 419 ms
A detailed image for this result can be found here:
http://www.speedtest.net/iphone/47572849.png
Ookla operates Speedtest.net using a massive global infrastructure to minimize the impact of Internet congestion and latency. With over a million tests performed every day across hundreds of servers, Speedtest.net is the ultimate resource for bandwidth testing and related information. Visit it on your computer today to find out why.
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In the burbs outside of philly I'm getting 1mb down and 92kbps up.... So it hasn't been fixed where I live yet... Back to wifi....

Test Date: July 25th, 2010, 1:17:17pm
Miami, FL
Download: 352 kbps
Upload: 1123 kbps
Ping: 1726 ms
Network: Cellular

I must be blazing here in San Jose, CA, compared to others: Download 8,178.50 kbps, Upload 3,046.61 kbps, Total Test Time 10.91 sec. A second test showed 6,690.13 kbps, 3063.58 kbps, 13.13 sec Total Test Time.

No change on upload speeds in Portland, OR. Even with an AT&T Tower 300 yards from my house I'm getting:
Download 3.01 Mbps
Upload .10 Mbps
Jason

Here in dayton also, 679 kbps down and 68 up. Has been painfully slow at time around here lately and never understood why. I work for AT&T too and hadn't heard anything.

:-P in Provo, UT
down: 1744 kbps
up: 96 kbps
Although, 96k has been faster than it's been in a while now.

I'll post this test from out here in the country where we don't have 3G yet so you can feel better about your "slow" speeds.
Test Date: Jul 25, 2010 3:50:44 PM
Connection Type: Cellular
Download: 55 kbps
Upload: 84 kbps
Ping: 978 ms
A detailed image for this result can be found here:
http://www.speedtest.net/iphone/47610201.png

Burlington, NJ
Connection Type: Cellular
Test Date: Jul, 25, 2010
Download: 2999 kbps
Upload: 207 kbps
Ping: 3775 ms

3.12Mbps up/1.23Mbps down ping 1674ms here in Clearwater, FL looking p at the history in my app thats about usual

I'm in the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA and it's still not fixed for me. Getting 60-70kbps on average, and 100kbps max on uploads. Hoping they fix this problem soon, it's been almost a month and when I call AT&T they flat out deny there is any issue they know about. I may call again. Has anyone had AT&T admit to the problem on the phone?

It's funny that I get at best 0.68mbps down and 1.26mbps up. My broadband connection is 10mbps down but only 1.00mbps up. I live in South Orlando.

Just got my iPhone 4 a couple days ago and I've had no problems with upload speeds. I just used my speedtest.net app —over 3G I clocked in 2693kbps down and 1636kbps up. I live on Long Island, NY.
P.S. I've had no problems concerning Antennagate. If I have poor service, the deathgrip only drops 1 bar after about a minute of gripping on "the spot".

@ S. Casey... yeah, nobody cares about your wifi result... this is all about 3G speeds
Download 3450 kbps / 3.37 Mbps / 431.2 kB/s
Upload 281 kbps / 0.27 Mbps / 35.1 kB/s
I'm in Buffalo NY

Test Date: Jul 26, 2010 7:02:20 AM
Connection Type: Cellular
Download: 1532 kbps
Upload: 96 kbps
Ping: 3079 ms
So, that would be a 'No' I guess. Still haven't dropped a call yet though! And, I have Wi-fi.

Download: 1180kbps / Upload: 920kbps / Ping: 328ms
Thats in Pittsburgh, So I'm guessiong no here too.

No fix in northern VA near DC (<100 kbps up). Bastages. When I first got my iPhone 4 it was about 10x faster.

Got even worse here on Long Island, NY.
full 3G bars gave me 239kbps down, 46kbps up, with a ping of 531ms.

Download: 2702kbps / Upload: 283bps / Ping: 426ms
Atlanta, GA (30318)
Upload should be better, but it is a good increase compared to just 2 weeks ago, when it was around 100 and there was a huge diff. between here and my home even (3 miles from work). So the problem was not everywhere the same

Around Washington D.C. upload speeds still not working right, only 97 kbps :( Download is good though at 2285 kbps. Not sure what is going on with the upload speeds though, not acceptable though!!!

Download 1919 Kb/s, upload 177 Kb/s, ping 352 milliseconds. And, right now I am out in the boondocks. Oh, BTW, I almost never get a dropped call on my iPhone. I would have to think of when it last happened - months ago.

Still crap in Denver, CO on an iPhone 4.
Test 1 - 542kbps down, 45kbps up
Test 2 - 1345kbps down, 62kbps up
Test 3 - 971kbps down, 65kbps up

Strange... Download speeds seem to be are slower than Upload speeds in Jackson, MS area.
Test 1 - Ping 350ms, Down 1335kb/s, Up 1337kb/s
Test 2 - Ping 1707ms, Down 1108kb/s, Up 1202kb/s
Test 3 - Ping 2501ms, Down 1561kb/s, Up 1269kb/s
Test 4 - Ping 452ms, Down 642kb/s, Up 1237kb/s

I live in Puerto Rico and the latest 3G speed test I did these were the results ... 3021 kbps download and 1368 kbps upload. I've been in several U.S. states and truly here in Puerto Rico have much better service from AT & T, much better data signal and moves really well.

Seattle, WA: today at 2101 kbps / 56 kbps via 3G at 5 bars signal strength for iPhone 4.

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Northern NJ I have had .02 Mb/s uploads for a while now so I guess no fix on my towers.