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how fast is your 3G bandwidth?

Discussion in 'Technology' started by glych t.anomaly, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. glych t.anomaly

    glych t.anomaly TRIBE Member

    I downloaded a 168 MB set today in maybe 10 - 12 mins speeds ranging from 350 - 550 kbps! !!!!!!!!!

    Muhahahahahahah its faster than most peoples computers I have been on!

    Fuck I love technology. : )


    Ps - this is on my nexus one *grin*
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2010
  2. mrtunes

    mrtunes TRIBE Member

    how much bandwidth are you alotted each month? i tethered my iphone to the pc and noticed how much bandwidth browsing of non-mobile websites sucks up.
  3. glych t.anomaly

    glych t.anomaly TRIBE Member

    1 gb, i rarely ever download sets etc from my phone, as i had an Iphone before so downloading a set was not an option, and i had a 6GB data plan with it, but instead of cancelling a 3yr data plan, i just changed it to a 1gb data plan that my Nexus One can use, as the iphone one, authenticates the data plan, so it can access it so it wouldnt work with my Nexus One.

    so i wanted to see if i could, and was very impressed.

    when i used to tether my iphone to my lappy the speeds were pretty decent i could open chrome, and open 10 pages at once and all were loaded within 5 - 7 seconds.

    i havent tethered the Nexus One as of yet, but when i do, i will def post the speeds by comparison.

    i as just amazed at a 350 - 550 kbps download, that my phones network monitor has on it, and i was blown away, but i guess thats why pages seem to almost load instantly on it.


    Last edited: Apr 4, 2010
  4. mrtunes

    mrtunes TRIBE Member

    Yeah I'm quite impressed at how fast 3g is. Considering ditching the dsl for this
  5. glych t.anomaly

    glych t.anomaly TRIBE Member

    i just ditched Rogers for Teksavvy DSL, and with a 200GB monthly cap its perfect for me.
    41 $ after tax/month.

    and the speeds are decent. im not paying rogers any more money.

    and i know i wont get charged for extraneous fees etc that Rogers likes to just make up.

    as well i bought the modem, so that way im not ' renting ' it, and if i every switch to another DSL service, i dont need to buy a new modem.

  6. kyfe

    kyfe TRIBE Member

    FYI teathering will be free for wireless clients on certain data plans effective May 4.

    I got a text today and I have the 6gb data plan
  7. glych t.anomaly

    glych t.anomaly TRIBE Member

    Effective immediately, tethering will continue to be included at no additional charge for Fido customers who subscribe to a data add-on of 1GB and above. This new policy replaces the current tethering promotion, originally set to expire on May 3, 2010. Fido is dedicated to helping our customers adopt and benefit from innovative new technologies and applications like tethering.


    tethering has been free since i got my iphone, and free if you have 1GB data plan or higher.
    they have never charged to tether, its just an existing option if your device supports tethering.

    so unless they are charging to tether for plans under 1GB i.e. the 500MB plan then i do not unnderstand, unless they plan to start charging to tether.

  8. mrtunes

    mrtunes TRIBE Member

    well up until now it was technically $5 a month if you had a 500 mb plan on fido. that's because you couldn't turn the option on in your phone unless you had 1 gig.

    i didn't like the policy but when i saw how much bw gets eaten up by browsing websites i didn't really care cause you'd need 1 gig of data anyways. and think about all the stupid updates that go on in the background of your computer too.
  9. glych t.anomaly

    glych t.anomaly TRIBE Member

    ah i see, i didnt know they were charging 5$ to tether, as i had the 6GB option, and now have the 1 GB option.

    but i would not use even the 6GB data option as your home internet service tethered from a phone, its nice in a pinch, but my avg monthly Bandwidth at home, is upwards of 50 - 60 GB easy.

    but thats me :)

  10. Aerius Zension

    Aerius Zension TRIBE Member

    Is there really 4G? I've seen commercials in the US for it, one of the carriers.
  11. glych t.anomaly

    glych t.anomaly TRIBE Member

    they have rolled it out i think in like 4 cities, or will be very shortly.

    as well as the HTC EVO is the first 4G device that will be coming out on SPRINTS network.

  12. glych t.anomaly

    glych t.anomaly TRIBE Member

    I just did a speed test via 3G with the speedtest.net app for android/iphone.

    Download Speed : 1441 kbps
    Upload Speed : 1048 kbps

    fucking christ ! that is amazing , buahahahahahahahaha

  13. Balzz

    Balzz TRIBE Member

    Did a few tests when I first got my ipad. Was pretty happy.

  14. glych t.anomaly

    glych t.anomaly TRIBE Member

    is that only your download and not upload tests?

    3-8mbps is pretty sweet.

  15. MOD ONE

    MOD ONE TRIBE Member

    Yeah my iPad 3G is pretty fast I was surprised when I tested it out.
  16. Balzz

    Balzz TRIBE Member

    Looks like just downloads show up in history. The 8mbps was on wifi.

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