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More news about T Mobile (U.S) 3G upgrades

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ztmike, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. ztmike

    ztmike Well-Known Member
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    T-Mobile to Rollout the Nation’s Fastest 3G Wireless Network with HSPA+ to More than 100 Metropolitan Areas in 2010

    A quote from the article



    Anyone in the areas above that now have HSPA+? What speeds are you seeing?
     

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  2. SnotF

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    the rom I'm running currently shows me if I'm on hspa, here in ma nh and upstate ny(where I tend to be most) it seems to be a tower here and a tower there. Sure this will improve over the next few months though.
     
  3. muzicman0

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    Not sure if it's HSPA+ or not, but I sometimes go to a starbucks next to a tmobile store here in Orange County, and get speeds anywhere from 3-4.5 Mbps down. most other places I get closer to 600-800 Kbps. I tether to my laptop to get work done. It's great.

    mm0
     
  4. Kierik

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    Anyone know if the building penetration of the HSPA is better than standard T-mobile 3g?
     
  5. mi_canuck

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    no because it's on the same 1700 MHz frequency
     
  6. mi_canuck

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    wouldn't really matter... as the Nexus sadly does not support HSPA+...

    even with the so called 7.2 Mbps upgrade from a couple months ago, I still cannot get about 1.0 Mbps.... usually .9 Mbps (900 kbps) max... if the backhaul lines are the bottle neck, doesn't matter what speeds the towers provide... and again... even if running at full HSPA+ speeds, the nexus would max out at 7.2 anyways... as it's only HSPA (actually HSDPA), not +

    Nexus One Phone - Feature overview & Technical specifications
     
  7. mudrock1000

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    I didn't even know there WAS something between HSDPA and 4g.

    What's the reason we can't get this +?
     
  8. ztmike

    ztmike Well-Known Member
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    Yes, the Nexus doesn't support HSDPA+, BUT it does support HSDPA 7.2. In real world speeds of HSDPA+ you will probably see 3-5mbps down anyway. So it doesn't really matter if the Nexus doesn't support higher than 7.2.

    The 7.2 upgrade T Mobile did was just the software upgrade on their end..they never put in the backhaul to support it, which in return is why you are still seeing the slower speeds.
     
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