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  # 235901 15-Jul-2009 23:38
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Now I'm on XT.
DL speed is very different now. Now I easily get around 2700kps any time during the day. Voda offer very very limited 3G coverage for iPhone. You will experiece dropback to 2G every time you signal bar drops to 3 bars. That was why I forced my iPhone to 3G only.



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  # 235965 16-Jul-2009 09:19
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I have to switch my iPhone back to 2G and then back to 3G to get the faster speeds about 116kbs D/L if I move from one part of the city to another area. Does anyone else have to to that?

Are any of you guys turning your phones off during the day or at night?

Cheers

 
 
 
 


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  # 236048 16-Jul-2009 11:42
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iphone 3g
11:40am
Welcomebay tauranga
5bars
523kbps down
310kbps up

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  # 236071 16-Jul-2009 12:33
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I used to get over 1000k every single time I did speed test on Voda. I wonder why you guys are getting that low speed everywhere else. I live in rangiora, I used to get about 3 bars oF signal. More oftn than not, it got no signal. Maybe that's because my iPhone was locked to 3G only. But now, my iPhone is 3.0 now, and I don't know how to force it to 3G only.

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  # 236375 17-Jul-2009 10:14
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Ok, I've another three or four tests and I keep getting a strange result - my upload speed is always faster than my download. Is that normal for Palmy North? If it's normal could someone tell me how it occurs?

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  # 236376 17-Jul-2009 10:15
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peteflynn: Ok, I've another three or four tests and I keep getting a strange result - my upload speed is always faster than my download. Is that normal for Palmy North? If it's normal could someone tell me how it occurs?


Doesnt help you, But, in Auckland, I sometimes get that same result.






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  # 236380 17-Jul-2009 10:22
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Had the 3GS since Tuesday and have run various tests around Wellington CBD. Almost EVERY single test is identical - Download of around 115kbps and upload the same. Nothing higher than this.

About a month ago on my old 3G I use to get fluctuations for Download speeds from about 60kbps - 900kbps.

Having said that, I think it's widely recognised (not by Vodafone but by the network users) that the Wellington CBD 3G data network has become a joke.



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  # 236381 17-Jul-2009 10:25
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Try this... run the test, then switch the 3G switch to 2G then back again and see if it's better? That definitely works for me.

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  # 236382 17-Jul-2009 10:25
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I used to get that result as well. The reason was because our iPhone doesn't pick up 3g signal very well. It drops to 2g when it can't get strong 3g signal. So everytime you access Internet, your iPhone will search for 3g signal first. If It doesn't get strong signal it will switch to 2g. So when it's switching the signal, you can only get very low speed. It's very strange that upload speed is always faster is partly because of this. That was why I locked my iPhone to 3G only. And download speed was maintained at over 1000k EVERY time. You have to switch to telecom to get higher speed. I get over 2700k here

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  # 236387 17-Jul-2009 10:33
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motorwayne: Try this... run the test, then switch the 3G switch to 2G then back again and see if it's better? That definitely works for me.


Jebuz, you're right. Just done as you've suggested and got 426kbps down and 323kbps up.

Still not great but a big improvement



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  # 236400 17-Jul-2009 10:59
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how do you lock your phone to 3G?

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  # 236402 17-Jul-2009 11:06
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I posted this long time ago. Have a look if you interested. It worked on iPhone 2.2. Now I'm using 3.0. It might not work. But worth a try if you want high speed download
http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=76&topicid=33661

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  # 236403 17-Jul-2009 11:07
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Or use ifile from cydia to edit the file.

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  # 236408 17-Jul-2009 11:14
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I'm a usual hacker and Im not afraid of the risk. Make sure you back up everything, especially the little file, before you do the hack.

z2k

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  # 238563 24-Jul-2009 10:47
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I'm on a Vodafone iPhone plan and I've noticed 3G speeds getting faster in the last few days.



I decided to do a speedtest and the results:





Fairly happy with that..

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