Originally Posted by jsconyers
You really won't notice too much speed difference unless you're tethering or browsing the web. Also, switching and opening applications has nothing to do with network speeds. That's entirely the processing speed of the device itself.
As stated, the speed really depends on your location. The main difference between CDMA EVDO (3G) speeds and and GSM HSPDA (3G) is that the GSM counterpart can do simultaneous voice and date whereas CDMA cannot.
Hey, try downloading using ATT when you're at a big sporting event, like an NFL football game if you want to experience the "slow pipeline" phenomenon lol