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DigitalEl
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Jul 4, 2007, 08:47 AM
 
iGot (sorry ) this idea from macrophyllum's post in another thread. If you wanna play, go to Bandwidth Place Speed Test on your iPhone, run the test and post your results.

Ideally, post both your EDGE data and your wifi speeds. It will be interesting to see how these differ in different parts of the country.

EDGE (Full Bars)

Location: PHOENIX, AZ
Overall EDGE speed: 63.8 kilobytes per second
Storage speed: 7.8 kbps
1 MB file download: 2.2 minutes
Subjective rating: Slow


WI-FI (Cox Cable-Phoenix)

Location: PHOENIX, AZ
Overall WI-FI speed: 1.9 megabits per second.
Storage speed: 237.9 kbps
1 MB file download: 4.3 seconds
Subjective rating: Great
( Last edited by DigitalEl; Jul 4, 2007 at 10:21 AM. )
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Jul 4, 2007, 09:44 AM
 
WiFi at work:

1.9 megabits per second
Storage: 232.5kbps
1mb file dl 4.4 seconds
rating: great


EDGE at same location
177.5 kbps
storage 21.7kpbs
file d/l 47.3 seconds
rating: mediocre
     
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Jul 4, 2007, 10:36 AM
 
Using the phone in Rhode Island:

WiFi - Signal showed 2 out of 3 bars
1.9 megabits per second
Storage: 225.9 kilobits per second
1MB file download: 4.5 seconds
Subjective rating: Great

Edge - Signal showed 5 Bars
181.2 kilobits per second
Storage: 22.1 kilobits per second
1MB fild download: 46.3 seconds
Subjective rating: Mediocre
( Last edited by Angelo78; Jul 4, 2007 at 10:38 AM. Reason: Added location of phone usage.)
     
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Jul 4, 2007, 12:59 PM
 
stting in the newark airport.

147kps connection
17.8kps download speed
48 seconds download time
Mediocre

Wifi is not free here in the airport, so I can't give you a wifi speed test. When I get back to Tampa I'll run the test again at home with both edge and wifi.
     
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Jul 4, 2007, 04:10 PM
 
At home in Manassas, VA (Cable modem, AirPort Extreme Base Station)
Communications: 2.9 megabits per second
Storage: 351.4 kilobytes per second
1MB file download: 2.9 seconds
Subjective rating: Great
     
DigitalEl  (op)
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Jul 5, 2007, 02:29 AM
 
Wow, so my EDGE speeds were significantly slower than everyone else's.

I just re-ran the test and here are the new results.

EDGE (Full Bars)

Location: PHOENIX, AZ (Earlier numbers in parenthesis)
Overall EDGE speed: 158.9 kilobits per second. (63.8)
Storage speed: 19.4 kilobytes per second (7.8)
1 MB file download: 52.8 seconds (2.2 minutes)
Subjective rating: Mediocre (Slow)

I guess with EDGE, YMMV.
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Jul 5, 2007, 02:45 AM
 
San Diego (Pacific Beach) CA, full bars:

Wifi (Airport Extreme, Time Warner Cable):
Communications 2.3 megabits per second
Storage 277.8 kilobytes per second
1MB file download 3.7 seconds
Subjective rating Great

EDGE:
Communications 182.6 kilobits per second
Storage 22.3 kilobytes per second
1MB file download 45.9 seconds
Subjective rating Mediocre

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Jul 5, 2007, 04:13 AM
 
Seattle WA Full Bars

EDGE: full bars

communication: 180.4 kilobits per second
storage: 22 kilobytes per second
1mb file download: 46.5 seconds
subjective rating: mediocre
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Jul 10, 2007, 08:23 AM
 
At home in Reston, VA (Cable modem, AirPort Extreme (.11n) Base Station)
Communications: 4.3 megabits per second
Storage: 524.3 kilobytes per second
1MB file download: 2 seconds
Subjective rating: Awesome

EDGE
Communications: 100.7 kilobits per second
Storage: 12.3 kilobytes per second
1MB file download: 1.4 minutes
Subjective rating: Medicore
( Last edited by ///Milien; Jul 10, 2007 at 01:50 PM. Reason: Adding EDGE speed)
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Jul 10, 2007, 09:21 AM
 
I'm on my iPhone so I can't paste the results in (in fact, how did you guys manage to get the details?) But I got 2 megabits per second on wifi and 166.9 on EDGE.
     
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Jul 10, 2007, 11:27 AM
 
Dang. Even on my 2nd go-round, my EDGE speed is the slowest here. Any other Phoenecians want to chime in with your EDGE speeds here in the Valley?
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Jul 10, 2007, 11:39 AM
 
Originally Posted by DigitalEl View Post
Dang. Even on my 2nd go-round, my EDGE speed is the slowest here. Any other Phoenecians want to chime in with your EDGE speeds here in the Valley?
I tested my speed at iPhone Network Test for EDGE and I just got 223kbps. I'm in N. Scottsdale. I've been consistently getting between: 144-255kpbs.

My previous phone was a Treo 755p which used EVDO which was getting 350kpbs+ and to be honest, I don't notice a huge difference (palm browser rendered really slow). EDGE for me works pretty well. Only thing I miss is the tethering to a laptop feature.
     
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Jul 10, 2007, 12:24 PM
 
I guess AT&Tingular has invested more heavily in your part of town. I just did the iPhone Network Test and got 45, then 61 Kbps. Of course, I'm showing 2 bars right now in Goodyear.
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Jul 11, 2007, 12:46 AM
 
Thanks for your posts. My iPhone was showing very slow speeds until I did Reset Network Settings. It unclogged my WiFi but I guess my Edge is slowest in the nation.

Sarasota, FL
Home - Verizon FIOS runing at 6.1 megabit/sec (slower one)

iPhone WiFi:
Communications 3.2 megabits per second
Storage 394 kilobytes per second
1MB file download 2.6 seconds
Subjective rating Awesome

iPhone EDGE:
Communications 77.1 kilobits per second
Storage 9.4 kilobytes per second
1MB file download 1.8 minutes
Subjective rating Slow

At work we I have seen 4.9 megabits/sec on my computer and 2.4 on iPhone WiFi.
Downtown Sarasota is covered by free WiMax WiFi and they want to extend it for the entire county but Verizon and Concast are fighting them to death. So the whole project is on hold. Go figure...
     
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Jul 11, 2007, 02:42 AM
 
in the East Bay california, outside of oakland.
We have been averaging 160 to 255.
This is based off of results from me and 3 friends in different areas for work and were we live.
     
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Jul 11, 2007, 02:52 AM
 
Location: Santa Rosa, CA (about 55 miles north of San Francisco)

WiFi: Comcast Cable over Airport Extreme
Communications: 1.8 megabits per second
Storage: 214.9 kilobytes per second
1MB file download: 4.8 seconds
Subjective rating: Great

EDGE: Full Bars
Communications: 97 kilobytes per second
Storage: 11.8 kilobytes per second
1 MB file download: 1.4 minutes
Subjective rating: Slow

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