Returning my Atrix - cant stand Att HSPA+ Speeds!

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  1. danielkogan

    danielkogan Well-Known Member

    I love the phone, even like motoblur! But I just went to a tmobile store and did a speed test and it blew my Atrix away. Five times the speed! Either im switching to verizon or tmo bile. I can't wait for a promised network, need it to work now. I spend my day traveling and browsing the web is vital. Sad realization because I love the phone just can't stand slow att speeds!

  2. tical2k

    tical2k Well-Known Member

    yup... att network is teh suck
  3. mgymnop

    mgymnop Well-Known Member

    I switched from t-mobile to AT&T because in my area in San Diego (where I live and work) that should be supposed to be 4G I get 0.8 mbps down. At least with AT&T and 3G I get 3mbps down and if they finished the backhaul of 4G it will be better. But AT&T and T-mobile have the same problems: what works for one person in one area doesn't necessarily work for another person in a different area. In the t-mobile store 5 miles away I got download speeds of 5mbps but I don't live there so for me it doesn't matter.

    =KLRS=ZERO Well-Known Member

    im getting 3000kbps down constantly...
  5. AustinTech

    AustinTech Well-Known Member

    The HSPA+ network isnt really running. AT&T is still completing the backhual.

    But yeah, it blows to have to wait for them to get the network running. But once it's going, I bet it will be pretty darn good.

    I'm not very patient either!
  6. roush611

    roush611 Well-Known Member

    Cool! Have fun!! More bandwidth for me :)
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  7. foruman

    foruman Member

    Yeah, I'm disappointed by the speed as well where I live. I am usually only getting 600 down and 150 up. At work, it switches down to edge (100 up / 100 down).
  8. John I

    John I Well-Known Member

    Everyone should have known that the 4G label by AT&T is bogus - even after they throw the switch. I'm averaging about 2500 down and 400 up now. Sure I'd like to have faster, but I'm not really sure what I'd really use it for.

    WTF are you doing that this one minor issue is actually a deal breaker? Tethering is the only thing I can think of. Browsing on a mobile just doesn't need much more bandwidth than what we have. All the surfing I do seems much faster than my old Captivate. Shrug.
  9. Baldilocks

    Baldilocks Well-Known Member

    T-Mobile's total network is about 25% the size of AT&T. Hope you don't travel too often.
  10. heritagehog

    heritagehog New Member

    Im getting 3m meg and burst to 4 meg in Tulsa
  11. kenio8185

    kenio8185 Well-Known Member

    AT&T capped the speed of the Atrix.

    IIRC, someone on the XDA forum mentioned how to change your APN settings so that you benefit from the full speed of HSPA+ on AT&T.
  12. zizo79

    zizo79 Well-Known Member

  13. DukeL

    DukeL Well-Known Member

    Yes it is obvious the speed has been capped.

    If you could provide a link to the fix it would be much appreciated!
  14. kuj

    kuj Member

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  15. allambition

    allambition Well-Known Member

    Sometimes I think these maps they make aren't really representative of the coverage they actually provide. There is places in Wisconsin where AT&T doesn't work almost at all but if you look at the map there it is - coverage. In the race to 4g they forgot to use the best technology available and are just giving people enough to keep them coming back. Its sad really.
  16. sw33ndawg

    sw33ndawg Well-Known Member

    4g isnt even active yet outside of major cities... this goes for both Verizon and AT&T.. be patient little one.
  17. Left Coast DJ

    Left Coast DJ Well-Known Member

    Are you being billed for 4G right now (tiered 2GB/4GB, etc,) or do you have the unlimited 3G now until HSPA+ backhaul is turned on?
  18. kgeissler

    kgeissler Well-Known Member

    I live in Dallas, one of the "4g" cities and my data speeds still suck. :(
  19. Baldilocks

    Baldilocks Well-Known Member

    Your plan prices aren't going to change just because they 'turn on HSPA+ backhaul'. If you have an Unlimited plan now, you will still have an Unlimited plan. If you have a tiered plan now, it's the same one you will have when 4G goes 'live'.

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