3g speed average

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    I'm SUUUUUUUUUURE this has been discussed before but I'm hoping some of you guys could give me some insight. What is a sustained expected 3g kb/s speed in an urban area? I fluctuate between 105kb/s down to about 50-55. Just wanted to know if I could expect more. (most of my testing has been done inside my office which has a window so I would imagine it wouldn't matter that much). I typically have 2 to 3 3g bars when doing this testing.



    Thank You!
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    ive gotten anywhere from 100 up to 225 kB/s
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    Average is ~700/700 for me. I've gone upwards of 1.8 down and 1.2 up, and down around 50k at times.
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    I fluctuate from 700 kbps to 1800 kbps down, with it staying in the 1 Mbps range most of the time. As for upload speed, it's always (and I really do mean *always*... I've never seen it fluctuate much) between 700 and 800 kbps, unless I choose a really bad server to do a speedtest with.

    Pretty decent, if you ask me.
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    I average a download speed fluctuating between 1300-2000 kbps. Typically sustained is around 1300-1500. Hope this helps!
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    i did some wifi tethering last night and had 3 out of 4 bars of 3G service and was getting about .78-.93Mbps down and .4-.5Mbps up. tested with speedtest.net. it was good enough for browsing the forums.
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    In Philly today waiting for a meeting. Three bars service, Speedtest gave me 1800 down and 900 up. Not sure why the 2:1 ratio but that seems relatively normal.
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    I should have clarified more. I'm sorry. Speedtest.net is giving me about 1.5 up and .9 down BUT when I actually download a big file (say more than 10 megs) and I can see the transfer speed, it's usually around 125 kilaBYTES per second, not bits.
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    Yes... it's just like on your browser on your desktop d/l are limited to a % of total bandwidth so it can allow for other uses. You may be able to change it though (I recall an older post talking about changing the d/l / u/l ratios or something to that effect).

    Also note that the area your in plays a LARGER part (major meto areas/cities have much more bandwidth than rural areas).
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    Generally speaking your throughput download rate 125kB/s is going to be 1/8 of your bandwidth tests. 125kBs x 8 = 1mb/s (1000kb/s)

    kbs kilobits per second
    kBs kilobytes per second

    If you are getting 125kBs then it sounds like you are in good, average, shape for 3G speeds.
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