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Hello,

 

Ever since i got my ipad 3 mini the 3g speed has been consistently crap. The lack of 3g coverage when i am near a city is really concerning. Everytime i look at my Nexus 6 on EE i either have 3g or 4g. A lot of the time the ipad has Edge which is what i would expect if i was using on iPhone 1 in 2007! When i do have 3g the speed is really dire as well.

 

Here is a speed test using my ipad with 3g signal 3 dots out of 5

 

Speed Test result from SpeedSmart for iOS

Download: 0.40 Mbps
Upload: 0.37 Mbps
Ping: 148 Ms
Test Date: 10/24/15 - 12:12 pm
Connection: Mobile
Server: Nottingham, UK

A image for sharing can be found here: http://result.veeapps.com/19563859

SpeedSmart for iOS provides you with real-world speed test results taken in real-world conditions no matter how fast or slow your connection using.

Get it now: http://goo.gl/K0cQ0

 

Here are the same tests using my nexus 6 with tethering turned on, to keep it a fair test i limited the connection to 3g on the nexus 6

 

Here are the results

 

Speed Test result from SpeedSmart for iOS

Download: 5.99 Mbps
Upload: 1.81 Mbps
Ping: 52 Ms
Test Date: 10/24/15 - 12:18 pm
Connection: WiFi
Server: Nottingham, UK

A image for sharing can be found here: http://result.veeapps.com/19564034

SpeedSmart for iOS provides you with real-world speed test results taken in real-world conditions no matter how fast or slow your connection

Get it now: http://goo.gl/K0cQ0

 

These are results i would expect for a mobile phone network.

 

Is there something wrong with my iPad? Or is the o2 network over subscribed and underfunded?

 

I have had this ipad too long now to return it over the cooldown period, but if there was a way i could get out of this contract right now i would. Most of the time i take my 3g ipad out of the house i just end up tethering it to my phone, as i want the webpages i am looking at to actually load in a decent amount of time.

 

For other people that have an ipad and an iphone please download this app and share your speeds, as i would like to know what other people are getting. It could just be my area Mansfield (Nottingham) that might just be really bad.

 

 

Richard

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I've kept a Three PAYG sim active for years as a fallback.
It's esp valuable for trips abroad now they do their feel at home thing.....
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@MI5 wrote:
I've kept a Three PAYG sim active for years as a fallback.
It's esp valuable for trips abroad now they do their feel at home thing.....

That is a good idea, the feel at home. Its a pity the other networks don't do a similar thing.

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We are all wondering what will happen when Three take over o2......?
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@MI5 wrote:
We are all wondering what will happen when Three take over o2......?

I would like to think that they would improve the ropey 3G coverage, performance that O2 currently has slight_smile

 

My main concern is, if Three will still have their All You Can Eat data option. Personally, I think something will have to give, perhaps have a limit on it.

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In theory the 3g capacity will increase but it will all depend on their mast rationalisation programme. Hopefully they won't remove too many of them.
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