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  1. digdug1

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    ok so i just downloaded the speedtest app and i am curious if my speeds are average or sub par. my results are as follows:

    down: .21mbps

    up: .49mbps

    ping: 189ms

    i ran my taskiller to kill other apps thinking it would speed my rates up but no real improvements. the funny thing is if i tether my phone via easytether and run the speedtest on my laptop my rates jump to over 1 full mbps. not sure why though
     

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    What app are you using? Speedtest.net? I get 1.6mbps down .8mbps up and 202ms ping here where I live. At my parents house in LA it's generally more like 2+mpbs down 1+mbps up.

    Those numbers are pretty low and it's weird that if you test with your laptop through tethering that your speeds are higher. Do you notice your web browsing on the phone being extremely slow?
     
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    1.37 down, .56 up measured with speed test app.
     
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    im using the speedtest app. i tried going to speedtest's website but it would not work on my phone. yea web browsing is slow. funny thing is my phone shows i am getting 3g and three bars. i have verizons mobile broadband also. when i run speed test on it i average .7 mbps which is faster than my phone. but like i said when i tether to my laptop speedtest shows over 1mbs.:thinking:
     
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    im bumping this thread because im wondering why there is such a variation in download speeds. why is my speed so slow when im getting 3g and full bar reception. anyone?:(
     
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    Take a look in the app settings to see if it's not choosing a server on the other side of the country. Sometimes it doesn't really know where you are. You should be getting close to 1mb down on 3G, and I've gotten results as high as 2.4/1.

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    I have 1.9 down and .9 up here in houston. I do know though I have heard that people with official tethering get more priority with speeds. Where are you located. Also have you done a *228 update recently? Also go to settings and see if you are on on Rev a or Rev o.
     
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    my best is 1.21 down and .67 up.
     
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    Phone: 2.17 down / .79 Up. PDAnet returned similar results.
     
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    I am located innorth ms. I got my friend to download speedtest on his iphone and he got similar results. Perhaps it is just my location? Still funny that its faster while tethered though
     
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    I'm sorry but I'm not sure how to do this please enlighten me. Check my app settings to see my server that is
     
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    The tab that says settings. You click it, then 'select server'. Choose the closest to where you're at.

    Once you got your results, you can look at them in the results tab, and even email yourself a little graphic like this:

    [​IMG]

    Obviously, as you can see, this app is pretty bad at distances, since I'm in Lexington, not ~300 miles away.
     
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    Alltel PRL?
     

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