Does the iPhone 4S support T-Mobile's HSPA+

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    Does the iPhone 4S (unlocked) support T-Mobile's HSPA+? If so, what would the averages for download and upload look like in:

    Chicago, IL
    Los Angeles, CA
    New York, NY?

    Thanks in advanced.
     
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    Applejuiced

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    No.
    It will only get 3G and hspa+ with Tmobile in refarmed network areas.
    They are still limited places in the US but they said they're working on expanding in more places.
     
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    tardman91

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    Only the AT&T version is compatible with T-Mobile's refarmed network. The CDMA versions won't work at all. With the iPhone 5 all versions are compatible with HSPA+. It's the LTE radio in the CDMA versions of the iPhone 5 that won't work on T-Mobile's eventual LTE network. Only the AT&T version will work on their eventual LTE network.
     
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    Prime85

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    I know in Miami i was told HSPA+ will be up by january and LTE-advanced will be up by the summer.

    This is fine for me since their 3G is amazing

    [​IMG]
     
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    dontwalkhand

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    It will just fine as they are converting their network to essentially the same as AT&T
     
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    You already have HSPA+. Those speeds are not possible on regular 3G (HSPA), as it maxes out a 7 mbps.
     
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    Prime85

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    :) well then that works for me as we'll. Can't wait for LTE.

    Thank You
     
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    BrandonHacks

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    There 3G is faster than sprint LTE.. Switched from the for i5 and mother kept the 4 I had. Two months of waiting and she has quicker speeds here in dallas than I do on 3G.
     
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    dontwalkhand

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    Sprint is in a sad state right now, I am seeing more 1xRTT than 3G right now. I felt the EDGE service I had with T-Mobile was faster than what I get with 3G with Sprint right now here in Phoenix in some areas.
     
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    Are the speeds ridiculously slow on the 3G EDGE network for the iPhone 4S? Or are they manageable? In terms of web-browsing? Streaming/uploading?
     
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    Prime85

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    Well I have the 5 and not the 4S but it should be similar. The edge is only good for web browsing, slow but manageable. T-mobiles 3G is very good though.

    I don't have the link but there is map that shows where people have picked up 3G on tmobiles network. It should be in one of the other threads, if I get to my comp later I will post it so you can keep track of your area
     
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    Applejuiced

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    Their edge network is like every other 2G service.
    Painfully slow.
     
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    I'm using Edge on my 4S. It's fine for most websites and streaming Pandora. It's very slow and annoying if you try to stream videos like YouTube or something though.
     

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