Ramblings from another nerd on the grid
He with the fastest device wins, right? Ok, maybe your device is getting smoked by your girl friend. If you want to check how that little speed demon is doing, goto http://text.dslreports.com/mspeed?jisok=1 from the browser on your SmartPhone or PocketPC device and run some tests.
If you are a Sprint PCS EVDO customer, you currently rule the roost according to the results at http://text.dslreports.com/mspeed?domains=1. Verizon is in second place although it appears they have twice as many samples which of course brings their average down. Some of the other US carriers aren’t showing too well. This is of course because they are still rolling out HSDPA, UMTS and other competing technologies.
UPDATE: I tested last night and was getting 300–350kbps here on my couch. During the day in my home office, I was getting 450–550kbps speeds. Just a moment ago, I ran a couple of tests again from the couch and got 700 and 735kbps respectively. I guess I’m not in such a dead zone after all. It was rainy and humid yesterday. Maybe the air was soo thick it was cutting my speed in half. Yea, that’s it.