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# 37178 8-Jul-2009 15:05
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Is it true that the current speed of the XT network on a cellular device will drop back to the approximate speed the VF currently offers?


I currently get around 115kb's D/L speed on an iPhone with full 3G reception.




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  # 232520 8-Jul-2009 15:18
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motorwayne: Is it true that the current speed of the XT network on a cellular device will drop back to the approximate speed the VF currently offers?

I currently get around 115kb's D/L speed on an iPhone with full 3G reception.


Vodafone are upgrading their 3G network to HSDPA which will allow for 7.6mbits downloads and have increased the backhaul links.

Telecom have a upgrade planned for Christmas which will make their network capable of 21MBit's.

This is a good article for XT verses Vodafone speed's.

http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/telecom-turbocharge-xt-christmas-101680





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  # 232526 8-Jul-2009 15:21
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7.2 mbps but you will never see 7.2

And the network is HSPA not HSDPA

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  # 232527 8-Jul-2009 15:21
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Interesting, I'll have a look.

Here's a funny thing - I just stuck in a XT sim into the iPhone and adjusted the APN and tried it from exactly the same spot.

2333kbps D/L speed on XT

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  # 232531 8-Jul-2009 15:24
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motorwayne: Interesting, I'll have a look.



Here's a funny thing - I just stuck in a XT sim into the iPhone and adjusted the APN and tried it from exactly the same spot.



2333kbps D/L speed on XT


XT has alot less users on it and how do you know if you are attached to a upgraded cell?


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  # 232532 8-Jul-2009 15:24
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motorwayne: Interesting, I'll have a look.





Here's a funny thing - I just stuck in a XT sim into the iPhone and adjusted the APN and tried it from exactly the same spot.





2333kbps D/L speed on XT




XT has alot less users on it and how do you know if you are attached to a upgraded cell?






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  # 232541 8-Jul-2009 15:34
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johnr:
motorwayne: Interesting, I'll have a look.

Here's a funny thing - I just stuck in a XT sim into the iPhone and adjusted the APN and tried it from exactly the same spot.
2333kbps D/L speed on XT

XT has alot less users on it and how do you know if you are attached to a upgraded cell?




Johnr - I don't.


So answer me this...why is it everytime I stick the XT sim in and get rocket fast speeds, then stick the VF sim back in, the speeds go up to between 600 -1300 kbps DOWN and double the UP kbps for a few hrs and then drop back down again?


It has happened twice now, both times just after I return the VF sims into the phone.


What is the XT sim doing to this phone to allow a normal snail pace on the VF sim to jump so high.


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  # 232547 8-Jul-2009 15:41
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Does the iPhone APN have anything to do with he slower speeds? what if was substituted with the standard APN www.vodafone.net.nz ? Would that help?

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  # 232553 8-Jul-2009 15:47

In my experience XT is way faster/better for the iPhone. I regularly get 3Mb/s down when tethering my iPhone. Not only is it faster but almost never get dropped calls, which used to be a regular occurrence for me before joining XT.

The fact there are fewer users on the network is actually a bonus for those who are on it as we get really good speed for the time being at least.



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  # 232558 8-Jul-2009 15:53
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that is true, but it still doesn't solve the weird speed issues I'm having.

Thanks heaps anyway.

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  # 232565 8-Jul-2009 16:02

Can't think of any logical reason for the speed issue.
Its a long shot but I find my iPhone runs fastest after it has just been powered on and as changing the sim requires you to power it off/on it could contribute to it.

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  # 232709 8-Jul-2009 19:50
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DanielNZ: Can't think of any logical reason for the speed issue.

Its a long shot but I find my iPhone runs fastest after it has just been powered on and as changing the sim requires you to power it off/on it could contribute to it.


What the heck are you on about? You do realize you can hotswap the SIM card in the iPhone, right?






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  # 232712 8-Jul-2009 19:52
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Aaroona:
DanielNZ: Can't think of any logical reason for the speed issue.

Its a long shot but I find my iPhone runs fastest after it has just been powered on and as changing the sim requires you to power it off/on it could contribute to it.


What the heck are you on about? you can hotswap the SIM card in the iPhone?




Ummmmmmmm, I do! works fine, didn't know it was a bad thing to do!??!




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  # 232714 8-Jul-2009 19:53
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exportgoldman:
Aaroona:
DanielNZ: Can't think of any logical reason for the speed issue.

Its a long shot but I find my iPhone runs fastest after it has just been powered on and as changing the sim requires you to power it off/on it could contribute to it.


What the heck are you on about? you can hotswap the SIM card in the iPhone?




Ummmmmmmm, I do! works fine, didn't know it was a bad thing to do!??!



no its not bad, but from what DanielNZ said, he explained as though you cant.





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  # 232839 8-Jul-2009 23:06

Sorry didn't know you could hot swap as i never tried to, just assumed I had to turn it off. Ignore my previous post then

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