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Old Nov 30, 2012, 11:22 PM   #1
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Fast 3G... really fast 3G.

Would I not be correct in stating that these are actually far surpassed 3G speeds and are more in the range of LTE speeds?
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 11:24 PM   #2
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HSPA+ is still considered 3G
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 11:25 PM   #3
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HSPA+ is still considered 3G
Even HSPA+ isn't 10 MB/s though is it not? We also don't have HSPA+ coverage in our area though
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 11:26 PM   #4
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Yes, its HSPA+
AT&T calls it 4G

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Even HSPA+ isn't 10 MB/s though is it not? We also don't have HSPA+ coverage in our area though
Yes, HSPA+ goes way above 10mbps.
And you do have it in your area or else you wouldnt be getting those speeds.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 11:27 PM   #5
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Yes, its HSPA+
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Yes, HSPA+ goes way above 10mbps.
And you do have it in your area or else you wouldnt be getting those speeds.
I'm on Rogers however, we don't have HSPA+ just 3G and LTE according to the coverage map
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 11:33 PM   #6
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I'm on Rogers however, we don't have HSPA+ just 3G and LTE according to the coverage map
I dont know what that map says bro, check again with rogers.
Those are HSPA+ speeds.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 11:34 PM   #7
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I dont know what that map says bro, check again with rogers.
Those are HSPA+ speeds.
Ah alright, thank you I guess my main confusion is I don't even pay for data but I'm getting it right now
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 11:36 PM   #8
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Ah alright, thank you I guess my main confusion is I don't even pay for data but I'm getting it right now
Nice
You dont have a data plan and you're getting data now?
Just make sure you dont get any surprise phone bills at the end of the month.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 11:55 PM   #9
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You dont have a data plan and you're getting data now?
Just make sure you dont get any surprise phone bills at the end of the month.
Yeah, if that happens I'm going to call and rain hellfire on Rogers HQ
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 04:53 AM   #10
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Forget about LTE if you already have 10mbps 3G download speeds. That's already very very fast for a mobile device..
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 07:07 AM   #11
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Even HSPA+ isn't 10 MB/s though is it not? We also don't have HSPA+ coverage in our area though
I'm on Rogers' network and get 9-11Mb download speeds regularly. It's HSPA+.
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 07:11 AM   #12
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HSPA+ on 3G can actually reach speeds of 28mbps or upto 42mbps if its dual carrier although real world it doesnt reach that.

Here in the UK im on Three and I often get 16mbps on 3G.

4G has the potential to be faster, but in real world terms often misses the mark. It is however a great marketing tool. To the average buyer they can either have 3rd Generation or pay a bit more and get 4th Generation. Ooooooooohhhhh!
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 07:15 AM   #13
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Image Would I not be correct in stating that these are actually far surpassed 3G speeds and are more in the range of LTE speeds?
the real difference you will see with LTE vs Fast hspa+ is the upload. I average about 25 mbps on my upload..
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 07:22 AM   #14
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HSPA+ on 3G can actually reach speeds of 28mbps or upto 42mbps if its dual carrier although real world it doesnt reach that.

Here in the UK im on Three and I often get 16mbps on 3G.

4G has the potential to be faster, but in real world terms often misses the mark. It is however a great marketing tool. To the average buyer they can either have 3rd Generation or pay a bit more and get 4th Generation. Ooooooooohhhhh!
I'm also on Three and have managed to get 20mbps down
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 08:03 AM   #15
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yeah if you have those speeds you don't even need LTE
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 09:25 AM   #16
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the real difference you will see with LTE vs Fast hspa+ is the upload. I average about 25 mbps on my upload..
Ah okay. Thanks a lot dude


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yeah if you have those speeds you don't even need LTE
Haha, I know right? I was very impressed
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Ah okay. Thanks a lot dude



Haha, I know right? I was very impressed



thats great speeds though! more than enough for a phone.
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 10:06 AM   #18
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Yeah, if that happens I'm going to call and rain hellfire on Rogers HQ
Don't see the logic in this. You willingly used data. Pay for it.
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 10:20 AM   #19
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Don't see the logic in this. You willingly used data. Pay for it.
yeah not sure on the laws in Canada but usa uk, aus etc.. its called Passive theft and you are liable to pay for it.

OP i'd call them and say "it appearntly has been on 3G.. and my device is suppose to be wifi only etc.. i thought it was on wifi." they might not charge you.. but if you continue to use it they will know it was not on accident.

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Haha, I know right? I was very impressed
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 10:28 AM   #20
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thats so slow !
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Yeah this is all based on confusion started by T-Mobile USA referring to HSPA+ as 4G. AT&T then had to follow suit since they were offering the exact same services, but T-Mobile's sounded better since they were incorrectly referring to them as 4G.

So now some carriers call HSPA+ 4G and some call it 3G but regardless, it's all the same thing, and is capable of some crazy fast speeds.
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thats so slow !
Wut? It's fast, yours is just faster -.-
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yeah not sure on the laws in Canada but usa uk, aus etc.. its called Passive theft and you are liable to pay for it.

OP i'd call them and say "it appearntly has been on 3G.. and my device is suppose to be wifi only etc.. i thought it was on wifi." they might not charge you.. but if you continue to use it they will know it was not on accident.

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Nooooo! Not again, this thread may get closed once the right/not right argument starts.
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Wut? It's fast, yours is just faster -.-
it was a joke.
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Nooooo! Not again, this thread may get closed once the right/not right argument starts.
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