AT&T iPhone beats Verizon in nationwide 3G speed tests
Here's an interesting article:
AT&T iPhone beats Verizon in nationwide 3G speed tests - CNN.comi luvz me toyz
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- 02-18-2011, 01:31 PM #5
- 02-18-2011, 01:39 PM #7
This should not be a surprise to anyone who knows the technical details behind each carrier's 3G network technologies. Just because it says it's 3G does not make it the same, just like saying you have Cable Internet at home does not automatically mean you have the same speeds as others do from other Cable Internet providers. Unfortunately, the general public doesn't know any better because of the questionable advertising laws in place that allows advertisers to say one thing and totally refute it via fine print at the bottom of the screen. lol
- 02-19-2011, 11:03 AM #9
Doesn't like over 85% of the world use GSM? Not sure why Verizon and some international carriers decided to go with CDMA. GSM is better in every way possible (I've used both).
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- 02-21-2011, 12:49 PM #14
- 02-21-2011, 12:49 PM #15
Whats all this nonsense regarding speed tests and such? My web pages on my Verizon Iphone load up just as quickly as all my droids. I have also tested the AT&T Iphone against mine at the AT&T store and mine is still faster rendering full sites like CNN/FOX NEWS just to name a few. I live in Southern California where 3G is solid, rock solid.
Anyways, what I find interesting is that when I use the app for SpeedTests, the end result doesn't even come close to my real world experience. To make a long story short, my phone is fast enough and if I want to go faster, I will just find a wifi hotspot. At the end of the day, just how fast is fast to most people? For me, I want solid calls and above average web/music and the Iphone delivers.
- 02-21-2011, 12:53 PM #16
I have to chime in on JR's response. You are so correct regarding the lack of coverage in the small cities. AT&T brags about their coverage even where I live and people still cannot stand AT&T even though the map shows full coverage. Once you go by an ant hill, the signal goes bye bye. Go in a store with thick walls, kiss the AT&T signal goodbye.
- 02-21-2011, 12:56 PM #17
The main differences I think you'll see when speedtesting both networks is going to be as follows.
AT&T = higher speed/higher latency
Verizon = lower speed/lower latency
WIFI = high speed/low latency
So, the difference in latency between Verizon's and AT&T's network make up for the speed differences when browsing, but not when doing sustained transfers. Latency makes a big difference in browsing speeds. For example, a SAT broadband connection can be highspeed, but the latency is 800+ms, so the browsing speed is worse then DSL sometimes. But the sustained download speeds are just as fast as whatever speed the link is rated at. Hopefully this makes better sense.
- 02-21-2011, 12:57 PM #220.127.116.11 --> 18.104.22.1688 --> 22.214.171.1249 --> 126.96.36.1997 --> 188.8.131.523 --> 184.108.40.2061
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