people in houston...it would behoove you to run a SPEED TEST now!!!

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  1. cabbie

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    holy crap!!! this is 4G!

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    i made a post a few days ago whining about how the most id get on 4G downloads was 2.5 mbps no matter where i was in town, tested over weeks all over the place. I put in a call to sprint last night asking why data was being throttled in houston when I know that folks in dallas were getting upwards of 6. They said it was a coverage issue blah blah blah. Well, I ran a test today and voila...4.1 mpbs down. Maybe its entirely a coincidence with the timing but I don't care, that is almost the speed of my home wifi. Hooray! :D
     

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  2. lamboh

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    nice.....supposzedly we should be getting 4g in new orleans soon too....

    so far i think houstons the closest 4g to meright now
     
  3. jhuff83

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    Are you getting consistent speeds when you run the speed tests?
     
  4. cabbie

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    yes, i ran it 4 times
     
  5. uniquenameEVO

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    Bloomington, MN got a speed boost too. 7 megs down.
     
  6. BenChase7

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    Congrats to you all... I'm patiently waiting for the WiMax-LTE combo Sprint/Clear are rolling out the end of this year in phoenix to test the compatibility of simultaneous use. I think that over time things will be improving like they have for you all. :)
     
  7. ShaneV

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  8. misterzeno

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    Well here at work in memorial city 4g stops across the street so i cant test it. Now i can stand up in the corner by the window and get one bar but thats just dumb.
     
  9. GREYHOUND

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    how fast should home wi fi be?
     
  10. GREYHOUND

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    and how fast should 3g be?
     
  11. Traceamount

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    4mb from your home wifi? I get 10-12mb down consistantly on 802.11g Linksys router, charter cable, not rooted.

    Anyone else care to comment on avg home wifi speed? Thanks
     
  12. RiverOfIce

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    Please do not use the app to test your speed, the app has some real flaws. Also, you can not run a test 4 times and claim anything. To do the proper test you need to run the test 10 times from 1 spot, 30 spots per day, for 3 months. 4 tests are like taking a piece of paper, holding it outside for 3 seconds, and then declaring where ever rains or not. My personal guess is that they just turned on a closer tower, remember, no matter where you are, it is still being built out.
     
  13. companyman

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    That's about what I get with comcast. It depends on your internet connection and what type of wireless router you have. It also depends on how good the signal is on your phone. I get 10-12mb when the signal is at full strength. If I go to the other end of my house I get 1 bar and get about 4-6mb.
     
  14. Caloy

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    Yup had about the same speed about a week ago, when I was in my doctor's clinic near Bellaire and Fondren. :)

    EDIT: I checked my results (history) from speed test, and it's:

    8056 kbps d/l and 1850 kbps u/l (08/15/10 - 1:17 PM)

    I did a second test and the results were
    7089 kbps d/l and 1800 kbps u/l (08/15/10 - 1:18 PM)
     
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  15. 355spider

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    I can confirm this. I was wireless tethering 4G last night and it was a lot faster than my parents DSL. I was getting about the same numbers.
     
  16. MustangPilot

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    Also seeing upwards to 7 mbs down in clear lake area which is up from max of ~ 2 mbs a few weeks ago.
     
  17. Caloy

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    Too bad I can't get 4G on my bedroom. :(
     
  18. pwnst*r

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    Ew..
     
  19. cabbie

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    oh look, RoI emerges to try and dump on peoples threads, par for the course.

    I ran speed tests all day yesterday showing clearly that something big has changed, and it wasnt my phone. Since getting the phone there was a cap at around 2.5. Ive been getting sometimes double that now. My best so far is 5.4 while driving 70mph on 610 south. So no, its not just a 'closer tower'.
     
  20. RiverOfIce

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    Just one of the many reason I do not came here. But sure, just for you. They turn on one tower at a time, that is how it works.:rolleyes:

    OR they could turn on a bank of towers, lets say 50 at a time. The towers are closer to where you are and there for you are getting faster speeds. But for real do not use the app.And yes it could be your phone. If the app updated it self to use a server closer to your location the speed would be faster. But you see how all those works down to how close you are?

    IF you do not want to believe me fine, go to speakeasy.net. Select the closest server, run a speed test. Then select a server further away.
     
  21. wwsvs

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    WOW, those number are FASTER than my T1 line which is $500 a month...
     
  22. cabbie

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    pulled down 6 for the first time :)
     
  23. cabbie

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    it would either use dallas or wichita and it was always the same. unless they turned on more towers all throughout the city...my commute stretches from westchase to clear lake...

    anyways, pulled down 7.4 on speakeasy.net
     
  24. InstantKarma

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    I've gotten a slight boost out in Katy, about 3.5 down on average. Haven't tried it elsewhere, yet.
     
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