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Discussion in 'AT&T' started by HustlinDaily, May 21, 2010.

  1. HustlinDaily

    HustlinDaily Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    It is weird because we have all heard about the bandwith problems AT&T has been having with the iPhone and how AT&T wanted to charge on a per-use basis. Maybe AT&T is putting it off because of their inability to handle it. Perhaps waiting til they build up LTE to release it.

    This thread talks about the design of GSM and CDMA (thanks to Iowa for writing this) and why CDMA is able to handle more data and voice than GSM is- http://androidforums.com/lounge/82363-why-cdma-better-than-gsm.html

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  2. Ambictus

    Ambictus Android Enthusiast

    I'm not sure why they're holding out, but I do know that it's odd. They promised 5 phones before Q3 which is all but impossible at this point and all we really have is the Backflip. I know we've all discussed this before but it's actually starting to seem really strange that nothing is really being announced or coming out. Just seems weird... why the delay? I know everyone is saying because of Apple, but at this point I really don't think so.
  3. t-readyroc

    t-readyroc Android Enthusiast

    They were waiting for Froyo. Clearly. :rolleyes:
  4. Zappcatt

    Zappcatt Member

    No one goes to AT&T for android phones
    People go to At&T for iPhones.

    I think they hoped to get a market leading Android phone which would bring people in, and when they realized the other carriers were interested and willing to bring in top of the line phones, they decided to go back and try to milk their "monopoly"
  5. Snow_Fox

    Snow_Fox Android Expert

    Using a speed test app at work and even sprint which sucks here gets at least 1 mb dl speed..

    My girlfriends phone backflp is pretty erratic..

    With that said.. I think after backflip at&t may have realized they just can't live up to the standards of android and decided to not get in the game..

    Lets face it..the backflip is a GREAT phone, not a great android device.. They probably don't want to isolate themselves from the "android crowd" any further.. they could lure in regular users with android devices.. but, not android enthusiast.. and isolating yourself from enthusiast can be dangerous..
  6. HustlinDaily

    HustlinDaily Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Hmm on AT&T 3G in the greater Houston area I usually get at least around 1 MB dl and 1 MB ul

    Best I have ever gotten is 3 MB dl and 1 MB ul

    My claim/theory on this thread was based on the bandwidth problems AT&T were reporting (mainly due to iPhone). Maybe it is more erratic in your area (as a result of this).
  7. Snow_Fox

    Snow_Fox Android Expert

    We have bad coverage for sprint at my work.. and even in a metal building and in "horrible" coverage where I work.. I got 1 mb up..

    At my apartment less than a mile from work.. the at&t android phone my girlfriend has goes from anywhere between 500 mbps and 1 mbs.. usually either one or the other and no middle ground.

    3g my rear end..
  8. thebearjew

    thebearjew Newbie

    Please examine your use of the metric system and the denominations of data.

    mbps = millibits per second. I scarcely believe this is what you are trying to communicate. Maybe you mean Kbps (kilobits per second)?
  9. Snow_Fox

    Snow_Fox Android Expert

    doh.. Sorry.. I wasn't thinking too much at the time.. 500 mb would be beyond belief.. I would pay the overages to somehow hook that sucker up as a router x.x
  10. t-readyroc

    t-readyroc Android Enthusiast

    I'm pretty sure that he means 500Kbps - 1Mbps. :rolleyes:
  11. colnago

    colnago Android Expert


    mbps = Mega bits per second
  12. =KLRS=ZERO

    =KLRS=ZERO Android Enthusiast

    ^^ you are correct its megabits
  13. thebearjew

    thebearjew Newbie

    Just as you capitalize the M in Mega, it is Mbps in abbrevaiated form.

    It's basic metic system...

    m = 1/1000, M = 1000
  14. colnago

    colnago Android Expert

    Data is not measured in 1/1000 of a bit. We all know it was a typo. No need to call someone out for it.
  15. lordmaxx

    lordmaxx Android Enthusiast

    good lord...we are so starved for information on Android that we're now devolved to arguing about mega kilo giga tera mini ...mmm M&M bits.... err micron bytes...

    we clearly knew what he meant....AppleT&T save us from starting to argue about politics! its going to happen! saaaave us!!!
  16. Snow_Fox

    Snow_Fox Android Expert

    Breaking news a bunch of android fans have cleaned up and effectively pluged the BP oil spill.. all they ask for in return is one decent android phone of the at&t network.
  17. lordmaxx

    lordmaxx Android Enthusiast

    I heard there was an app for that....

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