AT&T HSPA+ speeds on iPhone 4S?

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  1. Aiko macrumors newbie

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    Is anyone consistently getting HSPA+ speeds on their ATT 4S? I have yet to see anything past 4MBps on my 4S after travelling to multiple cities in the US.

    Not sure if it matters but I noticed that when I first got my 4S I had pretty low ping times when doing speedtests' (<100ms) but lately everything has been 100ms+ and the speeds have been quite lackluster. I did verify that I am on the HSPA+ apn (phone) on my 4S.
     
  2. rgarjr macrumors 603

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  3. thatoneguy82 macrumors 68000

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    No, not really. But, I'm assuming that it's faster than I'd get with an iPhone 4.
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Certain parts I get 5-6mbps with my 4S.
    Other places an average of 3-4 down and 1 upload.
     
  5. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    I regularly get between 6 and 7 Mbps on my iPhone 4. That pic is definitely not HSPA+ speed
     
  6. goofy1958, Dec 23, 2011
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    I average 5-6Mbps here in San Antonio. Rarely has it been less than 5.

    Why not? The 4s only shows 3g, even if it's HSPA+. I also have an AT&T Shockwave that shows H+, and it averages the same in my area.
     
  7. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    getting piss poor speeds at the moment.
     

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  8. Baggy Spandex macrumors 6502

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    Highest I've seen so far on my iPhone 4S was when I'm in Manhattan. 7.91 down and 2.19 up.

    I average around 3 down and 1 up in my area, about an hour north of Manhattan.
     
  9. Aiko thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm in Manhattan and haven't seen anything close to that, the highest I've seen is about 3Mbps...
     
  10. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    It is HSPA+. We have it in my area.
    Your HSPA+ speeds are just faster than mine, that's all.

    My 3GS was barely pushing 3.00Mbps.
     
  11. Baggy Spandex macrumors 6502

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    That number came from East 31st and Madison.
     
  12. psionicsin macrumors 6502

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    Here's mine. Located about 30-40 miles from Detroit where the server is hosted.

    Coming from Android...why does the iPhone have such a humongous ping time? I had pings of 10-50ms on Android devices.
     

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    The speedtest.net app for android is horrible and innacurate. Theres no way you'll get that kind of ping on a cellular data connection.
     
  14. Jman13 macrumors 68000

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    Fastest I've gotten is 9.05 Mbps in Columbus. I regularly get 6-8 downtown.
     

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  15. james92se, Dec 24, 2011
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  16. BiggAW macrumors 68020

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    First one is typical for Manhattan. I was nice and didn't pick the one that was 0.00/0.00. The next one is my record in Connecticut, although now 4.5-5 is typical.
     

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  17. SirAguilera macrumors newbie

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    I got a better ping, I'm in Colombia
     

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  18. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    ^^It's interesting how they wrote 3.5G up there in the carrier.
     
  19. Apple Expert macrumors 65816

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    I live in a so called "4G" area and I get on average 2mb down and 1mb up. Once in a while it will spike from 3-5mb on the down. This is what AT&T calls "4G". More like 3G with some marketing attached. :rolleyes:
     
  20. SurferMan, Dec 24, 2011
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    On my SGII I regularly see at least around 7mb down, though the past week or two it seems to be around 3-4 down moreso. The 4S shows similar speeds on hspa+ down here.... either way much much better and faster then 3G, I don't think my 3GS or 4 ever cracked 1mb down.

    Took this snapshot yesterday, pretty good considering the network usually seems congested between 12-3.
    [​IMG]
     
  21. ZombiePete macrumors 68020

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    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1324780306.027788.jpg

    This is from the day I got my 4S; I was sitting in a drive thru. It seems plenty fast when using it with with much better connectivity than I got with Sprint so I have zero complaints. :)
     
  22. joeshmo2010 macrumors 6502a

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    Regularly get 7-9 with 10+ every so often
     

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  23. NicoleRichie macrumors 6502

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Just tested 5.92 down and .79 up.
     
  24. Aiko thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I was just in Seattle and I didn't get anything close to that. More around 1-2. I'm starting to think my 4S isn't on the new HSPA+ network..
     

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