View Full Version : best carrier speeds?

06-08-2009, 10:07 PM
I'm using a blackberry 8320 and t-mobile.

i have 15 days to try out this setup and see if i like it... i'm not really happy with the speeds as i was only able to download about 17k a second.

are these supposed to be 3g connections?

are there different carriers with faster speeds than t mobile? a while back i was trying some of the air cards and the t mobile was very very poor compared to the other carriers.

the only reason i'm using t mobile right now is because i already had a number there, and all my fam is using t mobile so its cheap to call them.


06-08-2009, 11:02 PM
Tmobile doesn't have 3G.

ATT does. Verizon does.

06-08-2009, 11:27 PM
so pretty much t mobile sucks balls

06-09-2009, 01:19 AM
i installed a update and it runs a lot faster now, except it keeps disconnecting

i got about 70k/sec

06-21-2009, 01:15 PM
VZW is the fastest in the US (from my experience)

06-21-2009, 01:52 PM
Speed, price or a cool phone should nt be the determining factor when chosing a carrier.

IMHO, the connection is the most important thing, since if you have no signal, all that "speed" is useless. Find a carrier that provides the best coverage where you will use the device, where you live, work, travel and play.

Speed depends on many factors, the connection being one.

As said above, T-Mo is just building out their 3G network in the US so it is available in very few areas, as is the t-Mo service.

ATT, Verizon and Sprint all offer 3G service (Verizon and Sprint is EVDO). Speeds vary, but expect to get anywhere between 400 to 900 kbps with a current max up to 2.4 mbps on EVDO and 3.6 mbps for ATT.

I generally find Verizon to be more reliable and more available for my situation. However ATT is almost as good.

06-21-2009, 03:55 PM
The wait for an AWS-equipped (T-Mobile 3G) could be a long one. Few manufacturers want to commit to AWS since TMO will be the only US carrier using it, and they're pretty guarded about their timetable. They will have to show the manufacturers some subscriber numbers and usage numbers to convince them that AWS is worth building into handsets. A few non-smartphones are out there with AWS but no BlackBerrys.

T-Mobile has the slowest data network of the major carriers, but they also offer some of the best deals in BlackBerry data plans. The way I see the speeds are:
#1: Verizon/Sprint. I don't know if either is faster than the other, but from personal experience I can tell you that Sprint is blazing fast.
#2: AT&T. I just left them to go to Sprint, and Sprint is way faster! The difference is unbelievable.
#3: T-Mobile. They have EDGE. 'Nuf said.