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Old 24-03-2013, 09:33
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Just a quick straw poll....

What are people's average DL and UL speed on Three in a DC-HSPA area?

Can you post below, with your location and time of speed test below?

No network bashing please. Keep that to the other threads.

Thanks.
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Old 24-03-2013, 09:41
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Old 24-03-2013, 10:29
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http://www.speedtest.net/iphone/501171609.png

Fairly typical speed for this area. Maybe a slight slow Down during peak times.
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Old 24-03-2013, 11:24
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When on three i averaged 10-11mb
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Old 24-03-2013, 12:05
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Just a quick straw poll....

What are people's average DL and UL speed on Three in a DC-HSPA area?

Can you post below, with your location and time of speed test below?

No network bashing please. Keep that to the other threads.

Thanks.
I think it's good to ask what handset the member is using as well just to keep things in perspective. For example if you don't have a DC-HSPA+ device then speeds won't be as fast. I'll post a bit later with my results when i get time. On average though i usually see above 15mbps but last week i was struggling to get 6mpbs. guessing there was maintenance
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Old 24-03-2013, 12:12
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Galaxy Note II N7100 here
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Old 24-03-2013, 12:14
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I think it's good to ask what handset the member is using as well just to keep things in perspective. For example if you don't have a DC-HSPA+ device then speeds won't be as fast. I'll post a bit later with my results when i get time. On average though i usually see above 15mbps but last week i was struggling to get 6mpbs. guessing there was maintenance
Yeah good idea. Thanks for the replies so far
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Old 24-03-2013, 12:27
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Galaxy Note II N7100 here
The N7100 only supports 21Mbps down, the LTE model (N7105) which Three sell as a 'Superfast' handset supports 42Mbps HSPA.
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Old 24-03-2013, 12:28
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Old 24-03-2013, 12:41
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Old 24-03-2013, 13:05
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That speed test has the wi-fi symbol, has three as the carrier, then says that it's a HTC 8S not 8X....
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Old 24-03-2013, 13:09
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I had 28mb down and 5mb up on three in Merthyr Tydfil about a week back. (iPhone 5) no screenshot sorry
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Old 24-03-2013, 14:00
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Old 24-03-2013, 16:45
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I was getting 300-500kbps!!!! in DC area (Leeds)
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Old 24-03-2013, 16:51
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I was getting 300-500kbps!!!! in DC area (Leeds)
DC compatible device?
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Old 24-03-2013, 17:06
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Retford (DN22, not giving exact location for obvious reasons), HSPA+ (21.6Mbps theoretical limit) a few minutes ago on my Nexus 4:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/35094544/Scr...4-16-57-54.png
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Old 24-03-2013, 17:51
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I'm in a DC-HSPDA area but using 21Mbps capable Huawei E53 dongle.

My latest 3 samples:

http://speedtest.net/result/2596952689.png

http://speedtest.net/result/2596954848.png

http://speedtest.net/result/2596963911.png

Maidenhead normally produces the fastest results from my fixed line and that is the first two listed, Edinburgh is closest but normally slower although in this case it was not the fastest.
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Old 24-03-2013, 19:10
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DC area without a DC device, however I'll have one soon so I'll post again when I get a DC device Plymouth.

http://www.speedtest.net/android/405033852.png

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Old 24-03-2013, 20:37
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DC area without a DC device, however I'll have one soon so I'll post again when I get a DC device Plymouth.

http://www.speedtest.net/android/405033852.png

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Cheers mate thanks.

So the consensus is, apart from Wavejock, the speeds are fine
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Old 24-03-2013, 21:38
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Cheers mate thanks.

So the consensus is, apart from Wavejock, the speeds are fine
I think there was at least one other who posted lower speeds than I did and on similar speed ratings threads there have been vast differences between the best, average and the lowest speeds.

My normal 3 speed is between 2.5 and 4.5 Mbps and I have never experienced more than 5 Mbps in Glasgow. Vodafone manage about the same on average but peak at about 7.5 Mbps on a good day using the same dongle with their SIM installed.

The speed test images can't be faked AFAIK when they are URL's directly to their site archive of test results, as mine are, complete with network ID and the date and time of the result. I wish I could get better results but what has been posted is what I got with the equipment as detailed.
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Old 24-03-2013, 22:19
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Fair play wavejock, I wasn't having a dig.
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Old 24-03-2013, 22:36
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Fair play wavejock, I wasn't having a dig.
Thank-You, as you well know for far too long there have been some who do little else!

Some of the speeds experienced in England are amazing. I'm not 100% sure but it may be that the kit used North of the border is different? Or were those tests just at a busy time when data traffic was high? I am in a place that was designated 'good for outdoor reception' but today I noticed the signal strength on 3 was as strong as with Vodafone so I don't think distance from the mast played a big part (Vodafone's is actually further up the same road).
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Old 24-03-2013, 22:48
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With 3 DC speeds I get upto 13Mb at home(England midlands), my cousin who is currently working out of town in Glasgow installing a new generator into a power station told me today he is getting around 19mb in most of the city.
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Old 24-03-2013, 22:54
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I'm in Glasgow and I have just posted this speed test in another thread:

Test Date: Mar 24, 2013 10:36:31 PM
Connection Type: Cell
Server: London
Download: 20.55 Mbps
Upload: 2.30 Mbps
Ping: 59 ms

http://www.speedtest.net/android/405183154.png

They really have a great network here. Most other places in the central belt are >10Mbps on a DC - HSDPA Nexus 4.
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Old 24-03-2013, 23:00
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The problem with Dongles is they are never the same speed as a Phone. I'll post up a few Scottish Three tests when i can find my Three sim. I swear if these things get any smaller we'll need tweezers to install them.

As for people editing speed tests.. thats a bit daft.
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