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Topic # 58016 4-Mar-2010 14:44
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In the next few weeks I intend on repeating speed tests on the XT network and Vodafone 3G in Dunedin. Vodafone have made some changes to their network locally (sorry I don't know the technical details) which apparently should result in faster speeds.

The iPhone SpeedTest app is what I used last time, and is (I realise) a cheap and dirty way to gauge speed. Hell, it might not even be accurate (debatable as far as I'm aware).

Does anyone have any suggestions on what else to use instead of or as well as SpeedTest for the purpose of this testing?

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  Reply # 304443 4-Mar-2010 15:47
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As replied in the other thread, the problem with your methodology is that you will be using an iPhone. This specific handsets doesn't support Vodafone 3G Extended, so you will be testing on their 2100 MHz network - and the iPhone has terrible support for 2100 MHz, and overall a not so good radio anyway.

You should test using some hardware that supports 850/900 MHz such as some USB modem, not the iPhone.

This was done before, just read Steve's review of both networks with a device that actually works...







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  Reply # 304731 5-Mar-2010 12:32
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Posted in other thread also. Steve did a wonderful job. I'm not trying to out-do him. However his work was not device specific. I'm using an iPhone like a large number of others, and will continue to do so for the conceivable future. Steve's review does not answer all the questions regarding XT vs. Vodafone on MY device.

So does anyone know how else I might better test speed on the iPhone?

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