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post #16 of 44 (permalink) Old 2009-06-19, 10:50 AM
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Thanks guys. SpeedTest.net is nice because it provides a concrete real world measurement which is not clouded by hearsay.



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post #17 of 44 (permalink) Old 2009-06-19, 01:01 PM
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Please specify whether tethering results are via USB or Bluetooth connection. Thanks.

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post #18 of 44 (permalink) Old 2009-06-19, 04:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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iPhone 3G, 3.0 (all tests below via USB)

Speedtest result on the closest server



Speedtest via Calgary server



Speedtest via vancouver server


I am not sure if I can call this a consistent service.

Let's see what will I get when I receive the new iPhone 3GS
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post #19 of 44 (permalink) Old 2009-06-19, 10:43 PM
 
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iPhone 3G Bluetooth:

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post #20 of 44 (permalink) Old 2009-06-21, 09:57 PM
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using a HSDPA 7.2 USB Rocket Stick, Mississauga Central (near SQ1)
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post #21 of 44 (permalink) Old 2009-06-22, 08:35 AM
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Paolo's test is interesting. Notice that absolutely none of the iPHone speeds are anywhere close to the Rocket Stick speeds.

This suggests to me that iPhone speeds are being throttled while Rocket Stick speeds are not.

Look post #19. Less than 50 miles from Rogers Wireless server and the ping is 143ms and download speed is .85 Mb/s. Meanwhile in post #20 with Rocket Stick, the ping is 61ms and download is 5.87 Mb/s. Both tests done at near the same time.



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Good observation Hugh.....Might be "throttled"...time will tell.
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comparing the rogers cable and iPhone 3GS

Rogers cable internet results



Rogers iPhone 3GS via USB, Toronto Server



Rogers iPhone 3GS via USB, Kitchener Server



Rogers iPhone 3GS via USB, Vancouver server

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Come on iPhone users, post your results!



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haha, been meaning to test it out and put up some screenshots. from what people have been saying i think you could be right.. i wonder if rogers is somehow throttling or limiting the speed for a phone tethered connection as opposed to the use of an actual usb modem. going to try testing both iphone & usb modem a few times at the same locations to get good idea.
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EDGE comparison

iPhone 3G
USB
IE7
EDGE 5 bars (tower under 5 km away as crow flies)

0.17 down
0.06 up
289 ping

Avg dls are about 20kb/s - about 4x better than dialup.
All-in-all, a good backup when Aliant goes kaput.

Also, Uptown Saint John (3G 5 bars)
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0.56
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post #27 of 44 (permalink) Old 2009-07-12, 07:32 PM
 
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Finally tried a test with my iphone 3G while at home. definitely doesnt seem as good as that first week when 3.0 was leaked, but not publicly released



when i have a chance i'm very curious to try out the 3G, 3GS, and rocket stick from same location to see how the results differ
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On the South Shore of Montreal with a Iphone 3G
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post #29 of 44 (permalink) Old 2009-07-14, 01:27 PM
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USB and Bluetooth test....

The speed estimates were derived from SpeedTest.net. According to their servers, they estimated that the closest test server was in Toronto, ON. I am physically situated in Saskatoon, SK. Each test was a one-off, although doing multiple tests per server for an average would have been better.

iPhone 3GS tethered to Fido 3G via USB

Toronto, ON Server: 214ms ping, 2.06Mb/s down, 280Kb/s up
Calgary, AB Server: 261ms ping, 750Kb/s down, 270Kb/s up
Brandon, MB Server: 464ms ping, 3.96Mb/s down, 190Kb/s up
Montreal, QC Server: 214ms ping, 3.38Mb/s down, 320Kb/s up

iPhone 3GS tethered to Fido 3G via Bluetooth

Toronto, ON Server: 260ms ping, 1.32Mb/s down, 170Kb/s up
Calgary, AB Server: 292ms ping, 1.24Mb/s down, 300Kb/s up
Brandon, MB Server: 526ms ping, 1.59Mb/s down, 230Kb/s up
Montreal, QC Server: 245ms ping, 1.59Mb/s down, 100Kb/s up
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post #30 of 44 (permalink) Old 2009-07-14, 02:05 PM
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Santoku, do you have the links to the Brandon and Montreal tests? If so can you post them? They are the highest we've seen so it would be nice to have the actual Speed Test links to verify.



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