What kind of 3G (or Edge) speeds are you getting on T-Mobile?

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    Exclamation What kind of 3G (or Edge) speeds are you getting on T-Mobile?

    Just trying to see if I am being too picky or if something is wrong with my phone.

    For this test, please do the following.

    1) Download the free Speedtest app from Ookla.
    2) Run it a few times.
    3) Report back here with the following..

    Your City
    Connection Type 3G or Edge
    Some of your speeds.

    Here's mine.... I get edge at home more often than not, and I get 3G when tooling around town. Here are the speeds I see. They just seem a little slow to me...

    New Orleans
    3G (sometimes)
    Download 543 Upload 268
    Download 487 Upload 430
    Download 536 Upload 186
    Download 479 Upload 52
    Edge
    Download 154 Upload 206
    Download 151 Upload 236


    Is this expected speeds? Or are my fears right and this is too slow? Am I over-reacting?

    On T-Mobile's maps I am well in the 3G area, but I don't get 3G in my apartment or even outside.

    Worried I wasted a lot of money and am now stuck with a useless brick. :-(

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    Your in a similar boat as i am. my home and work are clearly in the best 3G area possible for t-mobile but yet i only get edge at work and 2 bars to nothing at home. I get 3g driving around but that's it.

    I canceled my plan with t-mobile 2 days after receiving the phone because i was disgusted with the reception. I put my at&t sim in and i'm getting about the same if not a little higher on their edge. Although my BB Bold would pull in like 1.5mb on AT&T's 3G so if you were comparing that to your 3G speeds you have permission to cry.

    Don't forget that cell speeds will depend on the time of day also. Any time during the day i'd see 400-800 with at&t 3G on the Bold but at night it would be closer to the 1.5mb, same goes with edge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregg37 View Post
    For this test, please do the following.

    1) Download the free Speedtest app from Ookla.
    2) Run it a few times.
    3) Report back here with the following..

    Your City
    Connection Type 3G or Edge
    Some of your speeds.
    You should look around on here, you'll see a lot of people have already posted their numbers.

    Some of my better numbers are
    1615 dl, 385 ul
    1659 dl, 379 ul
    1485 dl, 421 ul
    1841 dl, 398 ul

    I just ran it again and got

    Check this post ... http://www.nexusoneforum.net/forum/t...-3g-speed.html
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    At my home I was getting between 800 and 1000.

    I'm currently in Chicago and am getting about 1700
    Rooted Nexus One

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    I did a lot of searching, but figured a fresh look was warranted since some people have had the new backbone rollout.

    Anyone know a site where we can track where the rollout is effective and where it's coming soon? Or is it done? If so, this is sad...

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    I applied the "force 3G on T-mobile" trick located at http://www.nexusoneforum.net/forum/n...more-edge.html

    That seems to at least keep me on my slow 3G (which is at least 1.5 times faster than Edge), but I'm still not seeing anywhere near the speeds reported all over this site. Need to find a way to see if this is a T-Mobile issue or if this phone is a dud.

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    In my area (Metrowest area of Massachusetts, suburbs about 20-25 miles west of Boston) I'm averaging about 950 kbps down, 380 kbps up. I'd like more, but it's okay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wmm View Post
    In my area (Metrowest area of Massachusetts, suburbs about 20-25 miles west of Boston) I'm averaging about 950 kbps down, 380 kbps up. I'd like more, but it's okay.
    I'm a sad panda.

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    Test Date: Feb 28, 2010 12:08:11 am
    Connection Type: Cell

    Download: 2065 kbps
    Upload: 384 kbps
    Ping: 150 ms
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    I'm doing a device swap, more for an off center bottom plate, but also hoping to see if my 3G problem changes/improves.

    The HTC/Nexus employee acknowleged the problem and asked a lot of questions for their internal troubleshooting purposes. She did admit that as of now they do not know if it is a hardware or software issue, and if it turns out to be hardware, they will do a recall/replacement plan put in place.

    My advice, if you have ANY 3G problems at all, go to HTC - Nexus One Support and Repair and put in a claim to help their info gatehring, even if you do not want a replacement now. That way if there IS a recall, you've shown concern.

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