AT&T beats Verizon in iPhone 3G tests

AT&T beats Verizon in iPhone 3G tests has posted the results of its nationwide speed test, and it is clear that the iPhone gets faster Internet via AT&T's 3G as compared to via Verizon's.

The Ookla SpeedTest app is available in the App Store, and the results of the test come from 43,000 AT&T and 14,000 Verizon users running the app.

On average, the AT&T iPhone down speed was 1769 Kbps with 730 Kbps up speed. The Verizon iPhone saw much slower speeds, averaging 848 Kbps down and 506 Kbps up.

Most of the users ran the test multiple times during the study period, leading to a total of 155,000 test results.

A number of users did mention that the speed test never failed on Verizon, while AT&T had a significant amount of failed tests due to a dropped connection.

Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 20 Feb 2011 17:18
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  • xyqo

    So AT&T is faster... when it works... lol


    20.2.2011 17:58 #1

  • Notcow

    Hahaha Verizon > AT&T any day.

    20.2.2011 18:38 #2

  • Notcow

    Hahaha Verizon > AT&T any day.

    Wow what's with me posting twice, delete this one please.

    20.2.2011 18:38 #3

  • defgod

    That's the funniest part. AT&T is faster when it actually works.

    Sent from my Verizon Droid2 Global

    20.2.2011 19:58 #4

  • lissenup2

    Originally posted by Notcow: Hahaha Verizon > AT&T any day.

    Verizon's arrogance, shady, untrustworthy practices and over-pricing with little flexibility coupled with rogue employees that act on their own and management that takes no responsibility for the misdeeds of their subordinates is something for simple minded people.

    Verizon will see the same network flaws that at&t saw when the IPhone really takes flight.........if it ever does.

    21.2.2011 01:44 #5

  • dawnyuser

    BOTH OF THESE companies are just money eating machines no customer service ... all they want is money out of your pocket.

    21.2.2011 16:23 #6

  • ZeusAV

    AT&T and Verizon are the two worst cell phone companies in the US when it comes to pricing and customer service.

    21.2.2011 17:57 #7

  • lxhotboy

    Originally posted by ZeusAV: AT&T and Verizon are the two worst cell phone companies in the US when it comes to pricing and customer service. True.. True
    But when you have the best coverage with little competition for large areas of the nation where Sprint, T-Mobile and others lack, you can charge more and people will still remain loyal. I'm pretty sure you cant travel throughout the U.S. and use your T-mobile or Sprint phone in rural areas as well as someone with Att or Verizon.

    The testing has got to be flawed. Cnet and other reliable sources have done testing as well and all confirm that Att does have faster RAW speeds but when you factor in all the time people use with failed downloads and waiting to connect Att is actually slower. I bet that these test didnot include all those failed downloads into the test.

    21.2.2011 18:43 #8

  • pdrothst

    out here in the middle of nowhere, where Verizon actually has 3G and ATT has "edge," I get all of 80kb/s down on ATT!

    25.2.2011 13:54 #9

  • salsa36

    It's just impossible!!!!!

    Speedtest is insulting our intelligence!!!!!!

    25.2.2011 14:47 #10

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