[LINK] Phone companies latest iPhone slowdown culprit
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Wed Aug 27 18:01:05 EST 2008
At 07:37 27/08/2008, David Boxall wrote:
> > The magazine asked some 2,600 iPhone 3G users around the world to
> > contribute 3G performance numbers from their localities.
> > The results
> > <http://blog.wired.com/gadgets/2008/08/global-iphone-3.html>, claims
> > Wired, suggest that the sluggish 3G speeds have more to do with the
> > local 3G networks than any shortcomings in the hardware.
Yup, you don't need a iPhone to experience the 3G CarPark! Any 3G
phone will suffer the same, in fact so will any of those awesome
'lightning fast' dongles you plug into your laptop to get 'mobile
broadband anywhere at mega super speeds'
On average I see around 64kbps (that's kilo bites per second) in the
UK, between 128 and 2048 in west Europe, the USA I haven't any
measures for presently.
In Aus I can't say I've had any major speed issues with 3 or on the
out of range times, Telstra. 3 is pretty awesome in Aus, Telstra
picks up the ante with Mobile Broadband, however the price makes it
I had people stand next to me with iPhones whilst I use my mobile and
we get the same speeds!
Nothing to do with hardware!
> > The survey also found that the fastest 3G speeds were being reported
> > on T-Mobile's networks in Europe, while Australian carriers Optus and
> > Virgin reported the slowest 3G speeds.
>Ah, the advantages of competition.
Yes well I'd not use Optus or Virgin in Australia anyway :)
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