I would really love to get the data rate on my new iPhone 3GS to hit 7.2 mbit/s, like Rogers advertises. Unfortunately, the reality is that weâ€™ll never be able to hit that speed as the network canâ€™t handle it.
On my iPhone 3G I remember getting download speeds of about 4800 kbits/s. With the 3GS however, I canâ€™t seem to break 4075 Kbits/s download and 261 Kbits/s upload.
From what I’ve been reading, however, the data rates out west and in the U.S. are even worse! Luckily I’m in Florida right now and I’ve been given a chance to test it out first hand.
The current 3G data rate here in Fort Meyers on AT&T is 179 Kbits/s download andÂ 60 Kbits/s upload. It’s ridiculously slow, and the 3G reception is maxed at 5 bars.
I guess Rogers is doing something right.
There is a great app call Speed Test, which is free from the AppStore. Download it and give it try and please post your results in the comment section of this post.