On the left: My two year old Nexus One on AT&T’s throttled unlimited plan. 3120kbps download speed.
On the right: My brand-spanking-new HTC EVO LTE 4G. 59kbps download speed.
That is ridiculous, infuriating, and completely unusable. These tests were done in my home at about 6:30pm last night. On my drive home I decided to download EverNote, and 25 minutes later the ~7mb file was still downloading. That prompted me to do this test. I ran it several times, and the highest speed the EVO got was 80kbps, while the lowest speed the Nexus One got was the one you see there. At 5:30 this morning, I was able to get about 400kbps with the EVO (and 3900kbps with the N1), but by 7am it was back down to about 70kbps. Unlimited data does me no good if I can’t theoretically hit the 5gb cap other providers have.
I’m starting to strongly consider the advice commenter a leap at the wheel gave me last month. Since the great AT&T throttling, I’ve gone from ~5gb/month average (8gb peak) to ~2gb/month (2.4gb peak) so getting a 5gb or even 3gb prepaid data plan is starting to make a whole lot of sense.