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is the vibrant hspa capable

Discussion in 'T-Mobile' started by lordmalice, Oct 1, 2010.

  1. lordmalice

    lordmalice Well-Known Member
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    well is it ........ and do you know what this is cuz im only sure that it is a tmo attack at sprints 4g yet its an upgrade to 3g where as 4g needs new towers this one does not
     

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  2. Swizz

    Swizz Well-Known Member
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    What you're saying and what you mean are different things. 3G = HSPA. 3.5G(or whatever you want to call it)=HSPA+. T-Mobile's HSPA+ clocks in just above Sprint's "4G" speeds in real world tests.

    And frankly, Sprint shouldn't even call it 4G, when it isn't 4G. Sprint's current max is 40Mb/s down; yet it is required that to be 4G you must provide at least 100Mb/s down. T-Mobile skirts that by calling it "4G-like speeds".
     
  3. howetechnical

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    While the Vibrant is not an "HSPA+" device, it does take advantage of some of that extra speed. My speed tests commonly show 5-7Mbps download and 1.3Mbps upload. That, my friend, is considerably faster than T-Mo's "regular" 3G speeds (HSPA).
     
  4. jonesla9

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    Is there a Rom you guys are using to get these fast speeds. Mine is rooted but no new Rom
     
  5. goldsend

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    I don't think it needs to be rooted for the faster speeds...the vibrant is just capable of more than most other phones. As for being truely HSPA+ capable? I kinda doubt it. I know the rumor mill was saying that it might be when T-mobile was delaying the 2.2 release, but I am willing to bet that it was just T-Mo bashing when peoples blood was up. I have not yet heard of anyone really getting the speeds that HSPA+ is supposed to get and I am pretty sure everybody would be talking about that if it happened.
     

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