Depends how your signal is. At home I can easily achieve at least 5.5Mbps. Live 1km away from the cell site. If you are surrounded by buildings, your connection will suffer a little more. I would recommend tethering to your computer, and running a test from speedtest.net. For some reason, the iPhone app is always slower than when I tether (even though I'm using the exact same server).
Just did some speed testings, I am getting 700k down 200k up, is this normal speed on Bell?
On an iPhone 3GS I get between 1 and 7 Mbps, depending on my physical location and time of day.
A previous poster suggested tethering and using speedtest.net. No need to tether to test, there is a speedtest.net app in the app store. My tethered speeds are similar to untethered.
I have read that HSPA+ is nominally 20ish Mbps, but (a) that's nominal, I once heard an Intel Fellow state that all nominal wireless ratings should be divided by 2 in the real world, and (b) as a previous poster mentioned it is shared cell tower bandwidth.
my speedtests on an iphone 3g normally leave me in the 2-3m and around 300k up
rogers never saw over 1 and my ping is much better 300 or lower vs 500 or higher
i have been to some areas where my ping was much higher but i was nearing the swap between powers on the 401
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