HSDPA Coverage

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  1. Kauai, Oct 9, 2011
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    Kauai macrumors 6502a

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    Is there anywhere I can check HSDPA coverage?

    I'm considering getting onto a family members plan (I'm on Sprint) on AT&T for the faster data speeds, - but it wouldn't really matter if we don't even have them here.
     
  2. shadrap macrumors 6502

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    If you go to their site. It is the darkest blue under the 4G. Very small coverage area, but if you are in a city with it, it would be great.

    None for Sprint.
     
  3. mrxak macrumors 68000

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    It's possible, sometime down the line, that a future iPhone will use Sprint's proprietary WIMAX, as well as the more standard LTE, both considered marketing-wise 4G though neither is an actual 4G standard. AT&T does consider HSDPA to be 4G though.
     
  4. Kauai thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I know that. Read my question "from Sprint".
     
  5. Intell macrumors P6

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    The Sprint iPhone can only go up to 3.1Mbps on its CDMA network. It cannot use Sprint's WiMax network or AT&T's HSPDA/HSPA+ network.
     
  6. mrxak macrumors 68000

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    Sounds like you're getting a family plan offered by Sprint. That's how I read it, anyway. Did you mean moving to an AT&T plan and away from Sprint? If that's the case, you can find a coverage map on AT&T's website and look for what they're calling 4G.
     
  7. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    I couldn't really understand your question either. Perhaps you can reclarify.
     
  8. Kauai thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Indeed. I'll reword it. And we don't have it.

    Alright then, my second question for you all:

    My second thought was that, since I still have my AT&T iPhone 4 - do you guys think it would be smart to switch to AT&T again with my iPhone 4 and wait it out for the iPhone 5?

    Yes, I know how it's always going to be "wait for the 5...6...7" but I really care about faster data speeds more than anything. Even if the iPhone 5 doesn't have LTE (or at least HSPA+) AT&T will at least probably have HSDPA in more places.
     
  9. mrxak macrumors 68000

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    It won't be an iPhone 5. It'll be the sixth iPhone, so iPhone 6.

    And if you have a 4 now, I'd really just wait for the 6 (the next one). Almost everybody will be happy just getting every other phone. Only the most obsessive need to have the very latest each iteration. I for one am upgrading to the 4S from the 3G, but in the future I expect I'll be sticking to S-phones, getting the new one every two years. If I had a 4 already, I would just wait.
     
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