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AT&T recently came under fire for the changes it made to its wireless data plans and pricing. Now some of our readers who are complaining that their data upload speeds have taken a nosedive in recent days. Are you among those who have been afflicted?

AT&T, the primary wireless carrier for Apple’s iPhone recently came under fire for the changes it made to its wireless data plans and pricing. These changes came despite complaints about the quality of Ma Bell’s network, which is known to behave much like a starlet with an addictive personality. Apparently this isn’t the end of woes for some of our readers who are complaining that their data upload speeds (on an iPhone) have taken a nosedive in recent days. One individual lamented that his upload speeds were down to a crawl as he tried to upload photos. “I saw upload speeds drop from over 1 Mbps to under 100 kbps,” he wrote. Are you experiencing similar problems? Are non iPhone users having the same problem with AT&T’s network.

(PS: We have been in touch with AT&T and are waiting for the official response.)

  1. Joseph T Hatfield Tuesday, July 6, 2010

    Just tested here in Washington DC, and noted upload speed of 93kbps.

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    1. Thanks Joseph.

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    2. I agree in the Philly area I get 1101kb down 43kb up
      that is a major issue in using properly the device which we pay $30 /month, while I get 9MB/ 9MB over wifi showing that my iphone is working ok, and I had full bards on both WIFI and 3G

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  2. Haven’t seen any problems in Dallas. In fact, once I got my new iPhone 4 (upgrade from 3GS) my upload speeds have drastically increased. I get at least 1MB all the time now.

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  3. I just ran a speed test here in CT, and I’m at 1,278 Kbps for upload. Maybe it’s a regional issue with AT&T’s network or something.

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  4. Well, I have found that speeds here in the bay area are CRZY fast. I’m getting up to 4537kps up and 1270kps down. Never more than 1270 down, but the 4537 is pretty darn crazy fast if you ask me.

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  5. Upload in Miami just tested 1270kbps.

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  6. No slowdown here (Midland, TX – rural West Texas). 963 this morning, on par with the last week’s averages between 501-1265 (one random test of 280; most often over 1mb).

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  7. Typically slow here in the Cambridge, MA outskirts… Today’s numbers range from 765-1784kbps down / 14-250kbps up. (yes, that is 14) grrrrrr

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  8. I’m using a Nexus One and I was seeing upload speeds slightly south of 1MBS. As of last Friday (or so) ulpload speeds dropped to 100 – 200kbs.

    I’m in Philadelphia

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  9. Just tested two phones on AT&T 3G in Denver, CO.

    HTC HD2 – 134kbps upload

    Dell Streak – 159kbps upload

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  10. IsVerizonInMyFuture Tuesday, July 6, 2010

    Only getting 50kbps north of Philly. Both my brother and coworker are getting the same uploads.

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