Apparently AT&T Actually Does Have The Fastest 3G Network


By Chris Scott Barr

AT&T has received a lot of grief over their 3G speed and reliability, mostly from iPhone users. Being an iPhone user myself, I tend to agree with such statements. It’s usually not too bad, unless you’re in a crowded area where other people may be sucking up the bandwidth. While I can’t make any direct comparisons, my Sprint 3G card consistently loads pages on my laptop faster than my phone’s 3G connection through AT&T. What’s interesting is that a recent PC World test of the four major carriers, AT&T came out on top for speed and reliability for 3G.

In almost every city tested, AT&T had faster upload and download speeds than the other three carriers. In fact, on average they were 67 percent faster. It sounds like Apple might not be so crazy for sticking it out with AT&T. Granted, their coverage map is still a bit spotty, which means most areas aren’t able to see this awesome speeds.

VIA [ PC World ]

4 thoughts on “Apparently AT&T Actually Does Have The Fastest 3G Network”

  1. Unless you're in a major metropolitan market it does no good to have the fastest speed. I just don't understand why AT&T doesn't shore up these huge gaps in coverage. If they did fill in the holes they'd be the kings of 3G media. Seems they just don't care about the small towns and rural areas.

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