Speedtest.net is a popular tool for checking internet connection speeds. It is especially useful for people who test phones on a regular basis. Unfortunately the app has been absent from Windows Phone which has forced people to use 3rd party apps that left a lot to be desired. Speedtest.net finally has an app for Windows Phone 8, but it doesn’t work very well.
The app shows your download and upload speeds for whatever connection you are on, wifi or mobile, at least that’s the idea. In practice it seems to only work when connected to wifi. Even that only works if you’re lucky. Most of the time the app returns a networkconnection error. Obviously this makes the app pretty useless. We love the design of the app, but they really need to fix these glaring flaws before it can become a helpful tool.