HSPA+ reception

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by PatrickHuey, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. PatrickHuey

    PatrickHuey Active Member
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    Just a quick question. Tmo recently released many more cities covering with HSPA+ network and i have to live in the Austin, Tx area and i was wondering, how will i know if i am receiving the HSPA+ speeds? People say the "H" will show, but is that true?
     

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  2. dasudevil

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    i dont think its going to show H in the bar. Its still 3g just faster.
     
  3. PatrickHuey

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    how do i know if i am recieving the signal? like when i do the speed test what is the MBS i am looking for? i topped out at 3.50 last night. not sure if that is great or not.
     
  4. fangorious

    fangorious Guest

    The MT3G isn't capable of full HSPA+ speed, it tops out at max 7.2 mbps. Seeing 3.5 is pretty good. Go to here, click "HSPA+ & 3G", then click "See cities with HSPA+". The map says HSPA+ is live in Austin, and your speedtest.net result matches what I just started seeing with too. I used to see about 1.5 before they turned on HSPA+ in Houston. So I think it's working for both of us.
     
  5. DeadPlasmaCell

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    I remember when they turned it on here in Houston I got about 4-5 that night and ever since I haven't gone over 2 :/
     
  6. shawn1224

    shawn1224 Ex CEO-DNPSEA foundation
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    I get so-so reception in and around Houston. I think it only works well when you're close to a tower.

    I work near westheimer & beltway 8 and i can only go as high as 2mbps ... upload speeds are even worse.
     
  7. that happened to me too... when they first turned it on in Orlando
     
  8. PatrickHuey

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    well, thats alright i suppose. there are not any actual "HSPA+" phones out right now, except for the one that is GOING to come out in september, the HTC Vanguard i believe. the new vibrant isnt even an actual HSPA+ phone. eitherway, speeds are still increasing. which is good.
     
  9. Chidori602

    Chidori602 Well-Known Member
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    Yes, I'm getting excellent connection and speeds
     

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