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VeriziPhone vs iPhone (2G)

My great friend Anthony Fontana is visiting for a couple of days and he’s staying with me.  He is proudly showing off his new iPhone from Verizon, subsequently called the VeriziPhone.  Since my iPhone was stolen a few weeks ago I’ve had to revert back to using my old 2G iPhone which I got the January after the original came out.

We decided to use Speedtest.net to test the speed of the networks.  Now, this is REALLY not a fair test.  Anthony is on a brand new iPhone 4G and I’m using and I’m using a pretty old phone.  We’ll have to try this test again in June when I have some other visitors thanks to the Emerging Learning Design Conference*

So, this was the response from Anthony’s test:

Test Date: Feb 12, 2011 7:43 PM
Connection Type: Cellular
Server: Newark, NJ
Download: 0.83 Mbps
Upload: 0.69 Mbps
Ping: 211 ms

And here was my test:

Test Date: Feb 12, 2011 7:40 PM
Connection Type: Cellular
Server: Newark, NJ
Download: 0.05 Mbps
Upload: 0.03 Mbps
Ping: 1025 ms

Clearly a HUGE difference, perhaps even more than the old network/new network can account for.  We’ll have to try this again with similar phones.

 

* Make sure to check out the Emerging Learning Design Conference, scheduled for June 3rd on the campus of Montclair State University.  The line-up of speakers is amazing and the price, which we’ll be announcing in a few days, is going to make the a can’t-miss event.  Go to the Registration page and sign up to get notified when we open conference registrations and you’ll get a discount code.

  • AJ Kelton says:

    We tried the same test while out having breakfast. Here are the results:

    AJ’s iPhone 2G
    Test Date: Feb 13, 2011 9:39 AM
    Connection Type: Cellular
    Server: Secaucus, NJ
    Download: 0.17 Mbps
    Upload: 0.08 Mbps
    Ping: 766 ms

    Anthony’s VeriziPhone 4G
    Test Date: Feb 13, 2011 9:41 AM
    Connection Type: Cellular
    Server: Secaucus, NJ
    Download: 1.47 Mbps
    Upload: 0.80 Mbps
    Ping: 218 ms

    February 13, 2011 at 10:09 am
  • Joe says:

    Nan will be getting a Verizon iPhone in April, our first. I’ve never wanted a smart phone (you know me and cell phones of any sort–have too much connection already for a writer’s life) but I’ll be curious to see how the thing performs.

    February 13, 2011 at 9:44 pm

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