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Old October 4th, 2012, 12:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Notsure Is HSPA+ affected by altitude?

Any experts on HSPA+ out there?

I've had my Nexus for about 2 weeks now, with T-Mobile service.
Love the phone and service works great everywhere.
Well... almost everywhere. I work in Downtown LA and, although my phone works fine when I am on the street and in restaraunts during my lunch break, I'm having trouble connecting in my office in a highrise building.

Funny thing is, the phone says I have full bars, with the "H" symbol there and everything.

However, I've done speed tests and am getting more like Edge speeds. (0.04 MBPS down and 0.01 MBPS up)

Literally everywhere else, the phone works great and gets fast service. Even when I go down to the bottom floor of my office building.

So, I guess I'm just wondering why is my phone telling me I have full HSPA+ service up here in my office when I clearly do not.

I've thought that maybe the service is affected because of my office being high up? But at the same time, I'm only on the 18th floor... so I kinda don't think thats the case. Plus, you would think my bars would be lower if that were the case, but as stated I have full bars with the "H" symbol.

Very confused.
Please help!
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