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    3G speed connection test

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    there is a website from back in my iphone days called www.testmyiphone.com

    we used this to compare each others connections from various locations... on my iphone... i used to consistantly get 800-1000 kB/s..

    ive done this test a couple times on my bold now... and i consistantly get over 2100 kB/s... i have an unlocked rogers bold on att... MAYBE we can use this test to see if there are differences in 3G connection between Rogers and ATT... or MAYBE, someone with more knowledge can perhaps explain if this site has any validity at all...

    i kiiiinda dont think im getting over 2MB a sec.. which leads me to believe theres some inaccuracy in this site... but i have no knowledge on this stuff either...

    here are my last stats from the site :: 3G only connection

    20.05 Mbps (20054 Kbps / 2448 kB/s)
    transferred 7936 KB in 3.2 seconds

    i'm 100.27 times faster than EDGE
    latency: 1116.5 ms


    so what do you guys think???
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    Download: 20.48 Mbps (20477 Kbps / 2500 kB/s)
    Upload: 0.24 Mbps (241 Kbps / 29 kB/s)
    You are: 102.39 times faster then EDGE.
    Download key: l1647Bd3060L
    Upload key: c543Hf4777A
    Test time: 11/2/2008 11:57:34 AM
    Connection type: non-iphone
    Test type: Download & Upload
    Tested from: Computer or other mobile device
    Latency: 1384 ms

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    Download speed

    Im on a normal Rogers Bold, on Rogers. and i got
    20.82 mbps (20822 kbps / 2542 kb/s )
    7936kbs transfered in 3.1 seconds
    104.11 times faster then edge lol wow

    Upload speeds

    0.09 mbps 95kbps / 12kbs
    2.11 times faster then edge
    on the 512kb Test

    Both tests using 3G only setting



    thats was on the 6MB test using the website joewoo posted
    on a blackberry Bold on Rogers
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    I'm pretty sure these results are highly skewed by the connection via RIM's servers. They perform a high amount of data compression, to make the browsing experience a lot faster.

    AT&T 3G will not run anywhere close to 20Mbps (without compression):

    How fast is AT&T’s mobile broadband 3G network?

    AT&T offers the nation’s fastest 3G network. 3G speeds for supported devices deliver:

    * Typical download speeds of 700 Kbps—1.7 Mbps
    * Typical upload speeds of 500 Kbps—1.2 Mbps

    Disclaimer: Referenced speeds require an HSDPA 3.6Mbps / HSUPA capable device with Receive Diversity and/or Equalizer. BroadbandConnect speed claims based on our network tests without compression using 3MB data files. 3G devices not enabled with HSUPA support typical upload speeds of 220-320kbps based on our network tests without compression using 500KB data files for upload. Actual throughput speed varies.

    Source:
    http://www.wireless.att.com/learn/wh...gy/3g-umts.jsp

    The iPhone does not have any sort of compression, at least near to what RIM is using.

    Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong, I just need to find a source about RIM using compression (at least on the downstream side)

    A short excerpt on compression, and speed tests:
    http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r210...dtestcommspeed

    I'm not sure of this, but if you do a speed test via a tethered phone, it may be more accurate. But, then again, I don't have any solid source for that.
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    Did a dual test (upload/download) on EDGE

    Download
    12.98 Mbps
    7936 KB in 5 sec

    Upload
    0.07 Mbps
    512 in 64 sec

    You are: 64.8 times faster than EDGE
    Latency: 2997.5 ms
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    Quote Originally Posted by joemecu View Post
    I'm pretty sure these results are highly skewed by the connection via RIM's servers. They perform a high amount of data compression, to make the browsing experience a lot faster.

    AT&T 3G will not run anywhere close to 20Mbps (without compression):

    How fast is AT&T’s mobile broadband 3G network?

    AT&T offers the nation’s fastest 3G network. 3G speeds for supported devices deliver:

    * Typical download speeds of 700 Kbps—1.7 Mbps
    * Typical upload speeds of 500 Kbps—1.2 Mbps

    Disclaimer: Referenced speeds require an HSDPA 3.6Mbps / HSUPA capable device with Receive Diversity and/or Equalizer. BroadbandConnect speed claims based on our network tests without compression using 3MB data files. 3G devices not enabled with HSUPA support typical upload speeds of 220-320kbps based on our network tests without compression using 500KB data files for upload. Actual throughput speed varies.

    Source:
    http://www.wireless.att.com/learn/wh...gy/3g-umts.jsp

    The iPhone does not have any sort of compression, at least near to what RIM is using.

    Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong, I just need to find a source about RIM using compression (at least on the downstream side)

    A short excerpt on compression, and speed tests:
    http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r210...dtestcommspeed

    I'm not sure of this, but if you do a speed test via a tethered phone, it may be more accurate. But, then again, I don't have any solid source for that.
    interesting... i thought my numbers seemed a bit high...

    maybe even if these numbers arent the TRUE speed... if we use the tests as a base... maybe we can see a difference in the bolds.... maybe rogers bolds hit 1.5 MB/s while ATT bolds hit 2MB/s

    ionno.. jus throwing that out there since there seems to be some discrepancy between the two...
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    irrelevant i know because were talking bold but i was curious about the 8220's results on Rogers and theyre quite chocking :

    Your connection is 14.82Mbps
    You downloaded at : 1809kB/s
    You are 74.12 times faster than EDGE (lol i thought i was ON EDGE)
    Transfered 7936KB in 4.4 seconds

    Isnt this impressive ?
    My Rogers 8220 on EDGE in Ottawa, ON is faster than some people's Bold on 3G

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    Maybe we're seeing how good blackberry's compression is??

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    I guess so but its just amazing, for the past two days using my 8220 i felt like the browsing was as fast as the Bold but i always told myself NO WAY its EDGE.
    Now that i have the numbers im starting to wonder ... RIM and Rogers did something right with the 8220 ...
    Let me switch back to my Bold and give you my results with it.

    update : Bold is up and running and undergoing the test ...

    update 2: For some reason i get ERROR HTTP 500 on that website with my Bold. Re-trying now.

    update 3: keep getting that same error. oh well i know its faster than my 8220 because getting to the speed test page was faster.
    Gotta love rogers' 7.2mbps 3G and their miraculously fast EDGE
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    Quote Originally Posted by joewoo View Post
    interesting... i thought my numbers seemed a bit high...

    maybe even if these numbers arent the TRUE speed... if we use the tests as a base... maybe we can see a difference in the bolds.... maybe rogers bolds hit 1.5 MB/s while ATT bolds hit 2MB/s

    ionno.. jus throwing that out there since there seems to be some discrepancy between the two...
    Another point you may want to take into consideration is the amount of hops (tracert in Windows) to the www.testmyiphone.com server. For example, if testmyiphone.com's server is in Montreal, it's going to be a bit faster for those in the province, than say someone who's connecting via AT&T in Los Angeles, CA.

    In some odd cases, someone in New York, might have shorter path, than those in portions of Canada.

    Basically, your best way to test, if possible, is to a server on your provider's network. That way you don't have to worry about extra latency, from leaving the provider's network, which can throw results off. Either way, it's interesting to see what compression can do.
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    dammit so then theres no way to try to figure out if there are speed differences between the two... (im assuming theyre the same though)
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    I am 45 mins from Ottawa and only EDGE no 3G available. Here are my results

    21.01 Mbps (21009 Kbps / 2565 kB/s)
    Transferred 7936 KB in 3.1 seconds.

    Test Result Details

    Your connection is: 21.01 Mbps (21009 Kbps)
    You downloaded at: 2565 kB/s
    You are: 105.05 times faster than EDGE.
    Test key: c839Or4776B
    Test time: 11/3/2008 07:58:13 AM
    Connection type: non-iphone
    Test type: Download
    Tested from: Computer or other mobile device
    Latency: 2640.75 ms
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    Well damn... I don't know what to think of that site.. Your canadian edge is as "fast" as my 3G

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    thats a known fact, rogers invested 500 Millions in their Data network so better believe that rogers 3G and EDGE are impressive lol.

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