sorry for being a noob...


  1. BananaBoatBob

    BananaBoatBob Well-Known Member

    but i just ran a speed test on my 4g in york pennsylvania with one bar and i had 342kb/s

    i did not realize how fast it really was :eek:

    even thought the upload speed for some reason drops to like 50 some



    my 3g speeds average is around 150 with a similar upload speed

    WOW am i too excited or is this incredible for a phone?

    also my friend at work just texted me and claims his GayPhone4 is faster than mine we shall find out when i get there

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  2. Juanakaslim

    Juanakaslim Active Member

    kbs or kb/s?
  3. Carl C

    Carl C Well-Known Member

    Show off :p I'm lucky to get 100kb on my magic on 3G, 4G is the future! :D
  4. tomemail

    tomemail Well-Known Member

    Mine is...2230 kbps and 467 kbps
    I'm on 3g with 2-3 bars.
  5. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Last I checked, bars do not count on a CDMA network like they do on AT&T.

    I thought in our case that they were a measure of robustness only - and I'd suppose I'd expect a few lost/re-xmit packets when down to a single bar.

    But I don't think the 3G antenna indicator is a speedometer, I don't think the signal strength indicator for wifi is a speedometer, and I'd guess I would not think the same thing for 4G.

    Anyway - I may be totally wrong. Well, either that or maybe not.

    OBTW&FWIW - kb/s = kbps.
  6. Caloy

    Caloy Well-Known Member

    I'm here in Sugar Land right now and there is 4G service. Did a speed test and it's at 1640 kbps. The problem is the upload speed is only 120 kbps. I don't get 4G service at home. But 3G is fast enough and wifi is both faster and more efficient.

    Sent using my HTC Evo 4G.
  7. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants Moderator

    This is correct.

    I think what he meant was KB/s =/= kb/s
  8. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Yeah, strictly speaking, 1 kB/s is pretty close to 8 kb/s.
  9. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants Moderator

    Yeah that extra 24bit/byte can get annoying!
  10. Minjin

    Minjin Well-Known Member

    1 kB/s is exactly equal to 8 kb/s.

    Just as 1 KiB/s = 8 Kib/s.
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