Why are my 3G speeds so crappy?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by atn_chargers, May 24, 2010.

  1. atn_chargers

    atn_chargers Well-Known Member
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    Using speedtest.net, my Nexus One gets 0.73 Mbps download and 0.85 Mbps upload while running 3G (full bars). are these normal 3G speeds?
     

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  2. Ryjabo

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    For T-Mobile, probably.

    I live in Utah and I'm lucky to ever see a 3G connection.

    Apparently they're updating their stuff, though... 7mbps approximately, from what I've heard. HSDPA.

    t-mobile hsdpa - Google Search
     
  3. atn_chargers

    atn_chargers Well-Known Member
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    Yeah I'm on T-Mobile. When they upgrade to 7.2mbps, will our nexus ones' speeds be close to it's maximum potential?
     
  4. Ryjabo

    Ryjabo Well-Known Member
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    I don't know how much it can handle.
     
  5. StarMenace

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    The upload speed is typically about what I get on Tmo 3G although I'm usually running about 1.3-1.5Mbps for download speeds. I'm in Minneapolis area, the 3G coverage here is pretty darn good but the signal on my N1 is considerably weaker than the MT3G3 that I had before.
     
  6. Sykosis

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    because T-Mobile is terrible, i never learn my lesson. I'm still with Tmo after 6 years
     
  7. lithium1330

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    Using speedtest.net
    - Network: Cell
    - Server: Tampa, FL
    - Location: Ft Lauderdale, FL
    - Download: 0.54Mbps
    - Upload: 0.19Mbps
    - Ping: 276ms

    What's everyone else getting?
     
  8. zillah

    zillah Well-Known Member
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    It isn't the phone, its T-mo.

    I have stood in a good cover of service and gotten 2 Mbs down and 1.5 Mbps up. (Fastest I have gotten) In other areas I get half that, some a quarter of it.

    You get what you pay for I guess...no other carrier has the rate plan that I got with T-mo.
     
  9. atn_chargers

    atn_chargers Well-Known Member
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    As of today, upload 0.77 mbps - download 0.73 mbps - ping 194 ms
     
  10. rlwfish

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    I'm at the University of Maryland just outside of DC right now getting:

    1.27 down and .331 up

    (on Tmo)
     
  11. StarMenace

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    May 26, 2010 11:31 am CDT

    - Network: T-Mobile 3G
    - Server: Chicago, IL
    - Location: Minneapolis, MN
    - Download: 1.67Mbps
    - Upload: 0.34Mbps
    - Ping: 264ms
     
  12. sourmilk

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    - Network: T-Mobile 3G
    - Server: New York, NY
    - Location: New York, NY

    Close to window::cool:
    - Download: 2.51Mbps
    - Upload: 1.29Mbps
    - Ping: 101ms

    Far from window::(
    - Download: 0.61Mbps
    - Upload: 0.52Mbps
    - Ping: 111ms

    Looks like the incredible on vzw has similar results.
    http://androidforums.com/htc-incredible/69262-speedtest-net-results.html
    though they get to enjoy a bigger 3g map of course.
     
  13. Andy Android

    Andy Android New Member
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    I'm on AT&T. In Honolulu and San Francisco, I get about 1.7 mps. In Reno, only about .5 mps (consistently).
     
  14. IOWA

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    On sprint in chicago I get about 1.5-2 mbps down and .5 up consistently.

    Tapatalk. Samsung Moment. Yep.
     
  15. Schwin97

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    In the Dallas area on AT&T I just got 1.6 down and .4 up...
     
  16. ragingyeti

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    So I finally got my old 2.1 market to work (thanks Rusty!) and downloaded SpeedTest to find out if there really is an issue with 3G speeds on the FroYo nexus one.

    With FroYo, my speeds were between .5-.6 Mbps download, and 1.2-1.5 Mbps upload.

    When I rolled back to 2.1 I got between 2 Mbps and 3 Mbps download, 1.2-1.5 Mbps upload.

    Yup, there is definitely a difference. That being said, take with a heaping pile of salt that I run AT&T, and the FroYo release is not meant for any AT&T N1 (or any of our N1's for that matter). When the real version comes out, I'm pretty sure it will be just fine (but I'll check again to make sure obviously).
     
  17. csreborn

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    I'm on AT&T with N1 and get 2556 down and 1695 up. Doing the same test with an iPhone 3G is 1100 down and 200 up.
     
  18. inspiron41

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    Paramus NJ
    Download: 2633.2 kbits/s (Max: 2702.2 Kbits/s)
    Upload: 434.9 kbits/s (Max: 492.5 Kbits/s)
    Location: 40.9353 lat, -74.0713 log)
    Network T-mobile Edge

    Levittown NY
    Download: 855.9 kbits/s (Max: 855.9 Kbits/s)
    Upload: 336.6 kbits/s (Max: 338.5 Kbits/s)
    Network T-mobile Edge

    mostly depends on your cellular network i believe
     
  19. ilovellamafood

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    I only get GPRS. I did get a nice 3G 512kbit connection when I went way up north to OKC but other than that I get about 28kbit. T-mobile is not the best provider in Oklahoma.
     
  20. flightwriter

    flightwriter Active Member
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    Albuquerque, NM on T-Mo: .07 mbps down, 1.22 mbps up.
     
  21. RogerPodacter

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    ATT here in socal, 2.5Mbps down, 1.5Mbps up. Love the nexus:)
     
  22. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants
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    Yeah the n1 could really make a difference. Processor and phone specs can hugely impact bandwidth tests.

    Tapatalk. Samsung Moment. Yep.
     
  23. theartfullodger

    theartfullodger Well-Known Member
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    - Network: 3UK, 3G
    - Location: Middle of bl**dy nowhere, in a peat-bog, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland.

    In my car...
    - Download: 2.42Mbps
    - Upload: 1.66Mbps

    I've seen 3.8Mbps...

    Cheers!

    Lodger
     
  24. kennethpm

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    .82 MB/s download
    .13 Mb/s upload
    406 ping

    VZW
     
  25. techdaring

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    I think the speedtest is not correct right.
     
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