how fast is your 3g

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  1. rtking

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    From Orange County, Californai, here are my speeds using Time Warner cable modem in an Airport Extreme Base Station wireless network:

    Connection Type: Download: Upload:
    WiFi 5801 Kbps. 983 Kbps
    AT&T 3G (5 bars). 733 Kbps. 25 Kbps
    EDGE (Tmobile MyWi). 79 Kbps. 95 Kbps

    Odd that the EDGE connection has faster upload speed than the 3G connection. Either way, I would need to be REALLY in need of an Internet connection and outside an area AT&t serves if I decided to use my MyWi connection on my unlocked/jail broken iPhone.
     
  2. Edlex

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    Great info! Is tmobile mywi running 3G?
     
  3. rtking

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    Unfortunately Tmobile has chosen a different radio band for their 3G service, so best the iPhone can do is EDGE.

    MyWi is a hack that you can load via Cydia to turn your iPhone into a WiFi hot spot. You'll need to jailbreak your iPhone to install and use it.
     
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    Oh ok, my wife has a company BB Bold with Tmobile and it gets 3G service so I wasn't sure if your iPhone did or not. Thanks for the info.
     
  5. SugarMouth

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    3G iPad:

    AT&T 3G 609kbps down 52kbps up
    WiFi 16547 kbps down 6701kbps up

    Nexus One Tether (T-Mobile)
    846kbps down 754kbps up
     
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    So I guess I made the right choice since I seem to be getting twice the bandwidth speed tethering my droid.
     
  7. SugarMouth

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    Yep! A Wifi iPad tethered is just fine!
     

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