How can I check my broadband speed on my phone

To check your broadband speed on your phone in South Africa, you can use the following methods:

  1. Use a Speed Test App: There are several speed test apps available for both Android and iOS devices. One of the most popular and reliable options is the “Speedtest by Ookla” app. You can download it from the Google Play Store (for Android) or the Apple App Store (for iOS). Once installed, simply open the app and tap the “Begin Test” button to measure your broadband speed. The app will test your download and upload speeds, as well as ping.
  2. Use a Web Browser: If you don’t want to install an app, you can use your mobile web browser to perform a speed test. Open any web browser on your phone and search for “speed test” or “broadband speed test.” You’ll find various websites that offer speed testing services. One of the popular options is the Ookla Speedtest website, which can be accessed at Simply visit the website and click the “Go” or “Start Test” button to initiate the speed test.
  3. Carrier-Specific Apps: Some internet service providers and mobile carriers offer their own speed test apps or tools. Check if your provider has such an app available for download from the app store. If they do, you can use it to check your broadband speed.

Regardless of the method you choose, it’s essential to run the speed test when you have a stable internet connection, and you are not downloading or uploading any large files, as these activities can affect the accuracy of the test results.