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# 39298 12-Aug-2009 10:14
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Who else is finding their iPhone speeds on Vodafone's network in Auckland have dramatically improved and are more consistent this morning?

I suspect something has changed deep in the Vodafone red core, we have only been testing this morning but our iPhones don't seem 'stuck' on 114kbps, and are correctly stepping up to the faster speeds.

All our testing were done with 3GS iPhones. Anyone else experiencing better and more consistent speeds on Vodafone today with their iPhones?

It looks like the upload speed has been limited now like XT to around 100kbps, but I'd much rather have fast downloads than uploads.

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  # 245502 12-Aug-2009 10:31
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which test is which and when please?



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  # 245517 12-Aug-2009 11:04
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ahmad: which test is which and when please?


All done this morning, the top one was done in Kumu which usually gets around 100-200kbps, and the second and third are from Newmarket which usually hover around 600-800 and get stuck on around 100kbps because of the iPhone non-step up problem.




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  # 245518 12-Aug-2009 11:07
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I was confused about the "7/10/2009" date on the first image?? (ie. 10 July)

And you suggested limited upload but the 3rd image has an upload of 300kbps+?

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  # 245522 12-Aug-2009 11:22
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Just did a check here in Mt Wellington.

Vodafone - 117kbps down / 111kbps up / 362ms ping
Telecom XT - 1687kbps down / 56kbps up / 489ms ping

Nothing really different than any normal day. Have screenshots available if anyone wants to see

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  # 245523 12-Aug-2009 11:24
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alikat - that 117kbps down is eerily close to the 116kbps problem that some have reported here (IIRC you move out of 3G, then back into 3G, and are "capped" at around 116kbps).

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  # 245526 12-Aug-2009 11:26
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I often move out of 3G as I get no Vodafone reception at my house in Suburban Auckland.

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  # 245539 12-Aug-2009 11:59
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When you move back into 3G do you find yourself "speed limited" to around 116/117kbps?

 
 
 
 


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  # 245554 12-Aug-2009 12:42
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Probably. I use my XT sim while I'm at work, so never quite sure.

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  # 245565 12-Aug-2009 12:56
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I reset the 3G switch on my iphone to get a better indication, and the results are:-

846kbps down / 331kbps up / 3985ms ping

An improvement, yes, but XT is still faster, for now.

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  # 245569 12-Aug-2009 13:04
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Wonder why you have to switch it to get working properly.

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  # 245577 12-Aug-2009 13:23

Just tested in Auckland CBD




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  # 245582 12-Aug-2009 13:46
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I knew other people were stuck at 128kbps with Voda/iPhone. Faulty handset my ***. I may have to run to the top of the hill (lousy reception at my house) and do yet another speed test.

Define "Reset 3G Switch", just flicking it on and off in prefs?

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  # 245586 12-Aug-2009 13:51
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reset 3g = turning it off in the settings. waiting until the 3G symbol has gone, restart phone to make double sure, turn on 3G setting, make sure 3G logo comes up, wait a minute and then tested.

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  # 245604 12-Aug-2009 14:22
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Switching the airplane mode on and off again has the same effect, and it has the added advantage of being the first switch under the settings (for ease of use). Current speeds from my office in Dunedin:

111 kbps download / 99 kbps upload

Switch airplane mode on and off again...

1072 kbps download / 321 kbps upload.







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  # 245609 12-Aug-2009 14:29
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ahmad: I was confused about the "7/10/2009" date on the first image?? (ie. 10 July)

And you suggested limited upload but the 3rd image has an upload of 300kbps+?


Yeah, I stuffed that up, I linked to the wrong pic, the 4.86Megabits is XT, the corrected pic I put there is the one done this morning on Vodafone.




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