The first thing I did when I got my 3G line is enter the speedtest.net application and test the speed of the connection. After those initial test whenever I accessed the app on 3G or even edge it showed me a “Network communication issues” error.
Testing WiFi speeds still worked properly but I couldn’t test 3G speeds in any region. I think alfa might be blocking the testing but I am not sure about it. The good news is that yesterday I finally managed to bypass the block by:
Connecting and finding a server to test on while on WiFi
Getting far enough from the router so that the mobile looses the WiFi signal (exiting the app to turn off WiFi kept resetting it)
Testing the connection on 3G.
The speeds I got from those test were pretty descent, I got speeds between 2 and 3 MB but with high latencies (>200ms).
So for now the 3G speeds are good, let’s just hope they manage to maintain a fast service when it is finally properly launched!