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Discussion in 'T-Mobile' started by NunyaBidnez, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. NunyaBidnez

    NunyaBidnez Well-Known Member
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    I read that non-4G phones can still take advantage of the increased speeds of T-Mobile's HSPA+ network but they will max out at 7.2 Mbps. I've noticed that most people with HSPA+ phones have typically been getting around 6 Mbps in 4G areas.

    If my Nexus One maxes out at 7.2 Mbps, why have I never seen speeds greater than 2 Mbps, even in an 4G area?
     



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  2. colnago

    colnago Android Expert

    Tower congestion, your location relative to the tower, latency, obstructions, or what you are using to test will cause variations in results. As a VoIP/Network engineer, I tend to use:

    www.speedtest.net/speedtest

    Testing various circuits/interfaces/routers, that site seems to be most accurate...I get much different results than using any Anroid apps.

    FWIW, I was getting 7.44Mbs near a T-Mo tower, while "exactly" 3 miles away at my home, I only manage about 4.5Mbs
     
  3. NunyaBidnez

    NunyaBidnez Well-Known Member
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    Which phone were you using when you reached 7.44Mbps?
     
  4. colnago

    colnago Android Expert

    Nokia N900.
     
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