HSPA+ Question

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  1. ckurt25 macrumors 6502a

    ckurt25

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    If the next iPhone(s), at least on AT&T, are HSPA+ do they use the same frequency as AT&T 3G? I don't know if I'm asking the question right so I'll paint the picture. If I'm at a location where I'm getting a good 3G signal but I can't load web pages, send / receive email or whatever because the tower(s) in the area are being overloaded from other users, will a HSPA+ device be able to send / receive data while 3G devices cannot?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Not all regural AT&T 3G towers are upgraded to HSPA+ though.
    And chances are if the network is congested that bad then regural 3G or HSPA+ would give you the same results. Its the backhaul that needs to be upgraded and without that it wont make any difference.
     
  3. iceterminal macrumors 68000

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    There you go again. Stop making sense.
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Lol :D
    Thanks.
     
  5. ckurt25 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The specific geographic areas I'm talking about are HSPA+ areas, according to AT&T's maps.

    What happens is Saturdays in the fall (like right now) I'm in Ann Arbor Michigan with 110,000+ of my closest friends crammed into an pretty confined area and it's almost impossible to use data. I was hoping that having a HSPA+ device would be a relief from the congestion. Based on what I'm hearing, that won't be the case.

    Would LTE be a solution (obviously assuming there is LTE coverage)?
     
  6. rjohnstone macrumors 68040

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    Contrary to the marketing, HSPA+ is still 3G.
    LTE will relieve some of that from a data perspective, but the backhaul must be in place to support it.
    Tower congestion can occur regardless of the radio(s) hanging off of it.
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    That happens usually in many stadiums, football, basketball, baseball games etc...
    All 100,000+ users hit the same tower for those 2-3 hours and they get overloaded like crazy. Not much you can do, LTE could improve on that issue.
     
  8. ckurt25 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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