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Well I wanted to mess around with my samsing sch-a950 and see what the EVDO connection could do, I am sure it would do much much better if I had more then one bar but thisll do for now. The only way to do it though is set the phone up as a Modem and since it will only connect at 230kbps, if any one knows another way to do this let me know, and if any one wants to know how to set this up I can also explain. Okay here we go.

:::.. Download Stats ..:::

Download Connection is:: 474 Kbps about 0.5 Mbps (tested with 1013 kB)

Download Speed is:: 58 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (Server 1)

Test Time:: 2007/02/13 - 1:09am

Bottom Line:: 8X faster than 56K 1MB Download in 17.66 sec

Tested from a 1013 kB file and took 17.5 seconds to complete

Download Diagnosis:: May need help : running at only 28.78 % of your hosts average (myvzw.com)

D-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-7TM8R2CN5

User Agent:: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.1) Gecko/20061204 Firefox/2.0.0.1 [!]

:::.. Upload Stats ..:::

Upload Connection is:: 39 Kbps about 0 Mbps (tested with 579 kB)

Upload Speed is:: 5 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (Server 1)

Test Time:: 2007/02/13 - 1:11am

Bottom Line:: 1X faster than 56K 1MB Upload in 204.8 sec

Tested from a 579 kB file and took 120.234 seconds to complete

Upload Diagnosis:: May need help : running at only 6.43 % of your hosts average (myvzw.com) 

Pinging testmy.net [67.18.179.85] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 67.18.179.85: bytes=32 time=197ms TTL=47

Reply from 67.18.179.85: bytes=32 time=191ms TTL=47

Reply from 67.18.179.85: bytes=32 time=183ms TTL=47

Reply from 67.18.179.85: bytes=32 time=226ms TTL=47

Ping statistics for 67.18.179.85:

    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),

Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:

    Minimum = 183ms, Maximum = 226ms, Average = 199ms

Pinging google.com [64.233.167.99] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 64.233.167.99: bytes=32 time=149ms TTL=237

Reply from 64.233.167.99: bytes=32 time=169ms TTL=237

Reply from 64.233.167.99: bytes=32 time=194ms TTL=237

Reply from 64.233.167.99: bytes=32 time=184ms TTL=237

Ping statistics for 64.233.167.99:

    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),

Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:

    Minimum = 149ms, Maximum = 194ms, Average = 174ms

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Many phones have a spot for an external antenna connection. Some of these antennas are inexpensive. If you can bring your bring your signal up I'm sure your results will improve. To get the maximum speed you need the maximum signal. I was looking at that route and remembering finding some on eBay. :search:

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Just curious grandpa, in your research. Couldn't you just hook to a TV antenae in the attic for a signal boost?

Sure you could, but for your TV, thats why different designs, different types of signals then also directional and omni-directional. What you could be thinking of is called a repeater and requires no connection. A good read is here http://www.evdoforums.com/thread3136.html .

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Ive always been fond of the Wilson brand of antenna

A bit pricey and perhaps not what your looking for but you might want to check out there page  http://www.wilsonelectronics.com/Googlead1.php?gclid=CJ7Mkr2XrYoCFQgTWAod5mZLuA

Good Luck

Thanks, that is another one I couldn't remember. I had done much investigating back a year or more ago but now my signal in the house has doubled, maybe because the tower now has revision A.

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For those of you who are into cell phone towers and whatever you may or may not find the following website of interest

http://www.cellreception.com/towers/towers.php

Type in your city and get locations of towers

or...... you can always drive around aimlessly as I do at 3 AM looking for towers and checking your signal strength

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For those of you who are into cell phone towers and whatever you may or may not find the following website of interest

http://www.cellreception.com/towers/towers.php

Type in your city and get locations of towers

or...... you can always drive around aimlessly as I do at 3 AM looking for towers and checking your signal strength

Wow, none too really close to me. Thanks for that RDavis, nice find.

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