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Old 06-20-2007, 07:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've had my 8830 for about a week. The download time for webpages seems much slower than I expected. I thought that 1x EV-DO ran at 600mb/s, but my 8830 seems like it's closer to 56kb/s. My questions are:

Is it my imagination?
Is there a setting that I'm not aware of that would cause it to run slow?.
Is there a way to measure the actual data rate that the phone is downloading at?

If anyone here can shed some light on this I'd be grateful.

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The data speed has several variables: the connection, the processor, memory, distance to the tower, tower congestion, etc. Also, voice has priority over data. That being said, the normal EV-DO data rates are typically 400-800 kbps for REV 0 with a max of 1.2 mbps.

What page are you trying to view? Is it optimized for mobile devices? Also keep in mind that a handheld (a BB) will get nothing near the speed for a PC or MAC.
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Man you guys are fast! Thanks for the prompt reply. 400-800kb/s, that makes more sense.

I'm using Yahoo Finance as my reference here. As far as I know it's not optimized for mobiles. I'm in the Indianapolis metro-area and I have a full strength signal indicated, so I don't think the phone is "downshifting" to lower data rates because of a weaker signal. I think my mistake was thinking 1x EV-DO was mb/s instead of kb/s. Thanks for clearing that up for me.

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Holy crap! 600 mbps would be insane. I have 30mbps at home and that's insanely fast....4-600kbps is perfectly fine for a mobile phone... What's rev a's specs?
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Gibber, what was I thinking, 600 mb/s!? T1 is 1.5 mb/s. What's a cable modem speed, 600 kb/s give or take? My 8830 is no where near as fast as my cable modem. I need to try the 8830 modem out with a laptop and see how that compares. Maybe the bottleneck is the 8830 processor and OS.

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Holy crap! 600 mbps would be insane. I have 30mbps at home and that's insanely fast....4-600kbps is perfectly fine for a mobile phone... What's rev a's specs?
REV A is in the same ball park as far as average speeds - 400-800 kbps up to about 1.2 mbps with the max at something like 3.1 mbps.
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Gibber, what was I thinking, 600 mb/s!? T1 is 1.5 mb/s. What's a cable modem speed, 600 kb/s give or take? My 8830 is no where near as fast as my cable modem. I need to try the 8830 modem out with a laptop and see how that compares. Maybe the bottleneck is the 8830 processor and OS.

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I get about 2.5 mbps to 4.5 mbps with my cable modem (downlink) and about 3 mbps with DSL in my office (I am really close to the switch however). I think 2.5-4.5 is pretty common for fiber optic cable systems. DSL varies with the package you get and the distance to the switch.
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