3G speeds

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Tib02, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. Tib02

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    Question, what kind of 3G speeds are you getting with your brand new shiny piece of awesome? I live in the Houston area and I am on T-Mobile but I am only seeing down speeds in the 400 Kbps. Is this normal? I figured with the 7.2 Mbps HSPA network I should be faster =(
     

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  2. Jleagle

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    HSDPA is different to 3G, your phone will chose the fastest automatically. Anything over 300kbps for 3G is very good. If your connected to HSDPA then you will get an "H" on your status bar.
     
  3. Tib02

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    Interesting... I have never noticed the H come up in my title bar at all.
     
  4. NexusMMM

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    This is not true. Only rooted phones running a custom rom will enable that - it will still just say "3G".

    To determine what connection you are on, enter the phone testing menu by dialing *#*#4636#*#* and click on "Phone Information."
     
  5. Jleagle

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    Thanks NexusMMM, thats correct. I was sure i read about the "H" somewhere, but i went back to find the source and couldn't, maybe i was dreaming.
     
  6. Tib02

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    So, after watching the phone info for a few minutes, I have seen it flip between UMTS and HSDPA. So I am connected to the HSPDA network, but shouldn't I theoretically be seeing faster speeds? I have seen the majority of people in the 1k+ download areas, unless the building where I work is a Faraday cage of some sort. =(
     
  7. Jleagle

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    Mine is also very slow, i am on the HSDPA network but usually have 0 or 1 bars so maybe thats why.

    EDIT: Also, im on O2 which is only 3.6 i believe :(
     
  8. Fabolous

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    Does it tell you under settings-about phone-status-mobile network type?

    I find 400kbps to be pretty low, especially if you're on 7.2 HSDPA in Houston. My roommate's G1 consistently gets ~500-700kbps, and I know we don't have HSDPA here in our paltry city of 120k.
     
  9. Tib02

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    I believe it also displays what the *#*#4636#*#* area displays I have seen it switch there also
     
  10. EricOx84

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    I should be getting my nexus one at the end of the month. Any reports from anyone in the metro detroit area, sterling heights or rochester? I know T-Mobiles coverage up here is very good so I'm hoping for the best.
     
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