ATT 4g ... how does this speed compare?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by LaWally, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. LaWally macrumors 6502a

    Feb 24, 2012
    Last time I was away from my home wifi, I noticed my att 3g coverage in orlando had been upgraded to 4g. A speed test resulted in 6.25Mbps down and 1.10Mbps up. Is this about what others are experiencing with 4g?

    I never ran a speed test under 3g so I don't know how much of an improvement 4g gives me over 3g.
  2. Zimmy68 macrumors 68000


    Jul 23, 2008
    I'm almost positive that your coverage wasn't upgraded.
    Orlando has been HSPA+ for awhile now.
    They just updated your phone to show 4G now when an area supports HSPA+.
    You are getting the same speeds as a few months ago.
    6.25 down is very good if it can maintain that.
  3. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040


    Jun 27, 2010
    Plano, TX
    This is correct. The 4G label was discussed quite a bit when it rolled out. It is the HSPA+, which is not true 4G. Just for reference, I ran a speed test on my iPad on AT&T 4G (not LTE) and got downloads in the high teens. LTE is a whole different story :)
  4. LaWally, Mar 27, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2012

    LaWally thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 24, 2012
    So does the 4g icon on the iPhone 4s come from att or the iPhone? In other words is the 4s displaying the 4g icon because it is being tricked by att, or is att simply forcing the 4s to show 4g because it can?

    A closer re-read of your post answers my question.
  5. Shadowbech macrumors 601

    Oct 18, 2011
    Planet iPhone
    At the beginning of October, ATT have requested Apple to display the 4G on iphone 4S. So Apple have accepted that request. In a way it is still 3G and not a true LTE.
  6. dwd3885 macrumors 68020

    Dec 10, 2004
  7. sviato macrumors 68020


    Oct 27, 2010
    HR 9038 A
    6.25Mb down is 3G speed, not even HSPA+ or "4G"
  8. Demonface macrumors 6502a

    Mar 13, 2012
    Wow thats some good speeds. Just imagine if you had the ability to get Unlimited and i mean unlimited.

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