Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




690 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 16

Trusted

# 39518 15-Aug-2009 19:07
Send private message

My sister bought an iphone 3G today (Not a 3GS, it was 2nd hand.  I know the previous owner though so it has been looked after etc).  Anyway, put an XT sim in it, installed the carrier bundle, and the best download speed she could manage with the speedtest.net app was .7mb/s down and 70kb/s up.  The first couple of tests were less than that.  I have seen people consistently hit 3mb/s+, so was wondering if anyone had any ideas.  Maybe a software thing?

It is being used in Lower Hutt, with full signal.  If anyone has done tests in Lower Hutt it would be great to compare! I will endeavour to add some pics of the tests tonight.

Cheers guys.

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2
19282 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2600
Inactive user


  # 247037 15-Aug-2009 20:33
Send private message

First of all narrow down the issue does the slow speed happen no matter what cell phone is attached to?



690 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 16

Trusted

  # 247044 15-Aug-2009 20:53
Send private message

I dont have a spare xt phone that i can test the sim in. I will try a voda sim in it and see what happens. Otherwise i guess i could try it in my v3x if i get 2100 coverage on voda, will have to see...

 
 
 
 


379 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 30

Trusted

  # 247047 15-Aug-2009 20:58
Send private message

I noticed very slow speeds on XT with my iPhone 3GS on August 14, the date you posted your message. Download speeds are back up to around 2-3 Mbps now (at least in Dunedin) on August 15. Maybe the network was taking a nap on Friday.







690 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 16

Trusted

  # 247068 15-Aug-2009 22:01
Send private message

DrCheese: I noticed very slow speeds on XT with my iPhone 3GS on August 14, the date you posted your message. Download speeds are back up to around 2-3 Mbps now (at least in Dunedin) on August 15. Maybe the network was taking a nap on Friday.


lol, it says I posted it on the 14th at 22:07, but I actually posted it on the 15th at 19:07 (the dates are out)

Anyway, have tried a voda sim (and had 4 bars of 3G reception apparently) in it and this is what I got:



Now I have no idea why it says about 200 miles because is I do the test on my landline it says <50 miles.  Guess the traffic is being routed somewhere.

These two were taken on the wifi (with no other devices connected), which by wire gives results of about 3mb/s down and 0.7mb/s up:




Finnaly, here are two of the promised XT results:




I also have a 2degrees sim but don't really see a point in testing that....


I am wondering if it may be the test server.  I notice though I am very close (20km or so) from the test server in Wellington, I always get significantly faster results on my landline connection if I use any other server in NZ. Its strange...

370 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  # 247101 16-Aug-2009 00:55
Send private message

Did you try rebooting the phone in order to recycle the network connection?



690 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 16

Trusted

  # 247111 16-Aug-2009 08:19
Send private message

antbs: Did you try rebooting the phone in order to recycle the network connection?


Yes I have, several times

132 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  # 247122 16-Aug-2009 09:42
Send private message

Try a test server in Christchurch....

 
 
 
 




690 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 16

Trusted

  # 247384 16-Aug-2009 21:49
Send private message

I have since tried a server in both Christchurch and Napier. It is much faster on the wifi (about 2500kb/s down 500 up), but still only just hits 1000kb/s on 3G.

19282 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2600
Inactive user


  # 247387 16-Aug-2009 21:56
Send private message

Paulthagerous: I have since tried a server in both Christchurch and Napier. It is much faster on the wifi (about 2500kb/s down 500 up), but still only just hits 1000kb/s on 3G.


What speed are you expecting? How much speed do you need?

John



690 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 16

Trusted

  # 247389 16-Aug-2009 22:06
Send private message

Now that it can (mostly) hit 1000kb/s using the other servers that is probably sufficient, but it still sometimes struggles to get up to 200kb/s, which is quite slow really. I was hoping for 2mb/s given we get such good reception here, and it is certainately not unheard of for a 3G to go that fast...

132 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  # 247391 16-Aug-2009 22:21
Send private message

If you are curious about how fast your connection will really go try repeating the speed test at 3am. There is less chance of you having to share bandwidth with other active users on the same cell

426 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 16

Trusted
Spark NZ
Lifetime subscriber

  # 247475 17-Aug-2009 09:00
Send private message

1-1.5Mbps down and 70-100kbps up is about what I get on my iPhone 3G (2.2.1) I've gotten ~2Mbps down a couple of times but it is not common.




The comments I write on this forum do not necessarily reflect the views of my employer and as such cannot be taken as official statements of my employer.

19282 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2600
Inactive user


  # 247488 17-Aug-2009 09:23
Send private message

And I would not call 1 mbps down really slow either take the clock back a few years and these speeds were still in the lab for a mobile data network

John




690 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 16

Trusted

  # 247557 17-Aug-2009 11:36
Send private message

NealR: 1-1.5Mbps down and 70-100kbps up is about what I get on my iPhone 3G (2.2.1) I've gotten ~2Mbps down a couple of times but it is not common.


the 1000 tests are not a problem - it is just when it is below 200-300 that the youtube seems to not stream too well.  But at least it doesn't sound like there is a problem with it

27 posts

Geek


  # 248932 20-Aug-2009 09:31
Send private message

That's so lame, I'm gutted you don't get massive speeds. I still can't think why? After trying my XT sim in it and getting 2.5Mbps? Weird...

Still at least you're not stuck on Voda's crap 3G which drops back to GPRS on Lambton Quay! And peaks at 500kbps in full 3G coverage. I thought the 3GS would make Voda's 3G coverage/speeds bearable but alas...

 1 | 2
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Dunedin selects Telensa to deliver smart street lighting for 15,000 LEDs
Posted 18-Jul-2019 10:21


Sprint announces a connected wallet card with built-in IoT support
Posted 18-Jul-2019 08:36


Educational tool developed at Otago makes international launch
Posted 17-Jul-2019 21:57


Symantec introduces cloud access security solution
Posted 17-Jul-2019 21:48


New Zealand government unveils new digital service to make business easier
Posted 16-Jul-2019 17:35


Scientists unveil image of quantum entanglement
Posted 13-Jul-2019 06:00


Hackers to be challenged at University of Waikato
Posted 12-Jul-2019 21:34


OPPO Reno Z now available in New Zealand
Posted 12-Jul-2019 21:28


Sony introduces WF-1000XM3 wireless headphones with noise cancellation
Posted 8-Jul-2019 16:56


Xero announces new smarter tools, push into the North American market
Posted 19-Jun-2019 17:20


New report by Unisys shows New Zealanders want action by social platform companies and police to monitor social media sites
Posted 19-Jun-2019 17:09


ASB adds Google Pay option to contactless payments
Posted 19-Jun-2019 17:05


New Zealand PC Market declines on the back of high channel inventory, IDC reports
Posted 18-Jun-2019 17:35


Air New Zealand uses drones to inspect aircraft
Posted 17-Jun-2019 15:39


TCL Electronics launches its first-ever 8K TV
Posted 17-Jun-2019 15:18



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.