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Old Dec 21, 2012, 01:22 AM   #1
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Does the iPhone 4S support HSPA+

If I get an unlocked iPhone 4S and then activate TMobile on it, assuming I'm in one of TMobiles reframed areas, will I have access to HSPA+?
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 06:43 AM   #2
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Yes the 4S does not support LTE...but it was designed for AT&T's HSPA...so with that said I don't know \_(ツ)_/
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 07:06 AM   #3
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AT&T has HSPA+ on 850 MHz and 1900 MHz
T-Mobile has it on 1700 Mhz and 1900 MHz.

The iPhone 4S has a Quad-band UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA
(800 850 900 1,900 2,100 MHz)

So theoretically you could hit it on T-Mobiles 1900 band, if the stars align.
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 08:16 AM   #4
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All I know is that it supports HSPA up to 21 Mb/s downlink. The Nexus 4 for instance can reach up to 42 Mb/s down.
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 08:32 AM   #5
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AT&T has HSPA+ on 850 MHz and 1900 MHz
T-Mobile has it on 1700 Mhz and 1900 MHz.

The iPhone 4S has a Quad-band UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA
(800 850 900 1,900 2,100 MHz)

So theoretically you could hit it on T-Mobiles 1900 band, if the stars align.
So, I'm still confused here -- will I be able to get HSPA+ speeds on my iPhone 4S if I'm in a major metro area and listed under T-Mobile's refarmed networks? I'm not asking about AT&T, and I'm not asking about Nexus, just iPhone 4S and T-Mobile
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 08:47 AM   #6
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All I know is that it supports HSPA up to 21 Mb/s downlink. The Nexus 4 for instance can reach up to 42 Mb/s down.

Yeah, but it's not an iPhone.
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So, I'm still confused here -- will I be able to get HSPA+ speeds on my iPhone 4S if I'm in a major metro area and listed under T-Mobile's refarmed networks? I'm not asking about AT&T, and I'm not asking about Nexus, just iPhone 4S and T-Mobile
Yes. Your HSPA+ coverage may be spotty though. If you don't get an HSPA+ signal you will fall back to EDGE coverage.
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 08:58 AM   #8
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If I get an unlocked iPhone 4S and then activate TMobile on it, assuming I'm in one of TMobiles reframed areas, will I have access to HSPA+?
Short answer: Yes, in a refarmed area you will have access to HSPA+ on a 4S.

It's something a lot of people have already done, and it's one of the main reasons that T-Mobile is refarming.
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All I know is that it supports HSPA up to 21 Mb/s downlink. The Nexus 4 for instance can reach up to 42 Mb/s down.
No, it only supports up to 14.4Mb/s iirc
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If I get an unlocked iPhone 4S and then activate TMobile on it, assuming I'm in one of TMobiles reframed areas, will I have access to HSPA+?
In short, yes, you can get access to HSPA+ on an iPhone 4S with T-Mobile as a carrier -- assuming that you're in one of their refarmed networks.
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 09:56 AM   #11
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The answer to your question is 'NO' the iphone 4S does not support HSPA+
The iphone 5 does support HSPA+. Just go to the apple site and read the tech specs.
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 10:55 AM   #12
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I just laugh at how misinformed people are on this site. The iPhone 4S DOES NOT support HSPA+ 21.1 mbps. It only supports HSPA 14.4 mbps down. The + indicates anything higher, like 21.1mpbs.

And yes, since the iPhone 4s has the 1900mhz band it will get 3G in areas where T-Mobile has the 1900mhz 3G turned on.
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