Test your Windows Phone 7 speed with BandWidth v2.0

For those curious as to what their mobile speed is, you can give BandWidth a shot. Developed by microhaxo from XDA (opens in new tab), the app hits the usual servers for your upload/download rates. Pros fo the program included the ability to select servers based on location (including international), data size (small or large) and history for future comparison.

The app is free, no ads and is pretty sharp looking. Only issue we had was with our upload over AT&T's 3G--for sometimes it didn't work (but it did fine over WiFi). Anyways, if you think it's your thing, you can grab it here (opens in new tab) in the Marketplace.

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.

  • Nice, installing it now, gonna test it out in a bit.
  • It's about time. The only speed test app in the market was completely worthless.
  • I tired it and it works fine, but don't like the design choice. Its set up to measure your speed in Mbps instead of Kbps. I know some people on Tmobile are getting fast 5-8 Mbps speeds, but on ATT we are lucky to get 1-1.5 Mbps. So it would be nice if it had a Kbps setting.
  • Request that in the XDA thread linked in the post; the developer is very responsive and I'm sure can add that feature.
  • It did actually have Kbps and Mbps up until this most recent update when Upload speed was added. Probably just a space issue. Maybe they can squeeze it back in.
  • Has it really come down to not being to divide by 1000?? Really? Please.