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  1. NineToTheSky

    NineToTheSky Well-Known Member
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    thinkbroadband.com have made avaialble an android speed tester. I always thought my mobile broadband speeds were bad: now I have confirmation. Both upload and download were 0.02mbps. (My wifi speed was, as I expected, my normal 9mbps.) Mobile broadband is really poor - hardly useable.
     

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  2. LECTER

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    Guess you have a poor signal then.
     
  3. EddyOS

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    Just done it myself in work, H with 2 bars

    0.28 down
    0.57 up

    Vodafone UK
     
  4. Jason71

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    I have been using xtremelabs speed test for some time and as you can imagine speeds vary quite a lot from place to place and time to time. I achived my fastest ever 3G on Saturday:

    1.63 mbs down
    0.16 mbs up

    As I said this is my best ever but download of 1 mbs is not uncommon with a good 3G or H connection.

    I am using an unbranded 2.2 desire on Orange in the UK
     
  5. SUroot

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    I was getting 59k on o2. Turned out my dim went faulty. Registered a new one and was getting 4mbps
     
  6. NineToTheSky

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    I apologise for my ignorance, but what's a dim?
     
  7. Cougar

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    A typo of SIM, perhaps?
     
  8. NineToTheSky

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    Me, perhaps? :p
     
  9. snakeeyes21

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    It may help if you say what network you are on, with tmobile you can get a faster speed if they know you are using an android handset.

    Im on 3uk and downloads are around 2.2mb and uploads 1.5mb all day every day and i live out in the sticks
     
  10. NineToTheSky

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    I'm on Orange, with an unbranded Desire and Froyo.
     
  11. SUroot

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    Yeah sim ;)

    Regarsd, sanfrance
     
  12. LECTER

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    Thought it was dimwit... :p
     
  13. SUroot

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    (m)ilibits per second is really slow, hopefully you all mean (M)egabits per second

    Sorry - pet hate of mine
     
  15. NineToTheSky

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    Surely you are MLines? :)
     
  16. williamj1

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    Currently getting on O2 (HSDPA)
    Download - 4.96 Mbps
    Upload - 1.73 Mbps

    Check...

    • Your not being limited speedwise like tmobile do
    • Sounds obvious but that you are receiving 3G or HSDPA signal and not G/ are in a signal area that receives these.
    • Your sim is 3G / HSDPA compatible
    • You don't have 3g / hsdpa disabled in the phones apn / network settings.
     
  17. SUroot

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    Actually, I meant mB (milliBytes)
     
  18. AceMathias

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    I used the speedtester.net app. Am on T-mobile in York (HSDPA full signal):
    Download: 1.55 Mbps
    Upload: 0.48 Mbps

    Usually fast enough for me, buffers occasionally on youtube, but generally fine even on high quality.
     
  19. Tye

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    My download speed is 0.30 Mbps and my upload speed is 0.14 Mbps on H full signal.

    So when I call T-Mobile, all I need to do is ask whether or not my Sim card is eligible for fast speeds and ask if they knew that I have an Android phone?

    I would really like to get speads of >1 Mbps because the internet is generally slow and I'd love to be able to speed it up.
     
  20. peter7769

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    Getting on T-Mobile

    1.81Mb Download
    0.50Mb Upload

    Pete
     
  21. Jason71

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    Small sample size but it is interesting that the 2 O2 customers who have posted above are both getting speeds of 4+ Mbs the one 3 customer is 2.2Mbs but none of the Orange or TMob customers have reported anything much above 1.8.
    I know O2 have "relatively" poor coverage but where they do have it they really seem to be delivering despite all those Iphones hogging the bandwidth!
     
  22. dan55

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    I was getting rubbish speed on o2
    And was due to incorrect apn
    Setting. Much better now
     
  23. AceMathias

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    Don't forget location will probably play a massive part in speeds achieved, not many people have disclosed this unfortunately. As, i suspect, people near London will probably get better speeds (as the infrastructure will probably receive more frequent upgrades), than people in more remote locations.
     
  24. williamj1

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    True - cities obviously always have the best signal. They follow pretty much the same pattern for all networks.

    - City / City Centre - HSDPA / 3G
    - Outskirts - Inconsistent Patches of ^^ or Edge
    - Countryside - G

    Although i'm not sure about the london comment. I suppose it wouldn't be unreasonable to expect it to be the fastest, but i'm up in scotland and its fine for me :)


    How does O2 have "relatively poor" coverage? Compared to orange and 3 and tmobile I regard it as excellent.
     
  25. SUroot

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    I thought o2 as a singular network had the best national coverage. Using bt's old network
     
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