iPhone 5 with hspa+

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  1. treyjustice macrumors 65816

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    If this is true Would this not theoretically give the IPhone the ability to download up to 14mb/s on atts faux "4G" ?

    If so I have no problem not getting LTE yet even if the downloads where on the lower side say 8mb/s.

    Would that be good enough for you?

    Assuming the next iPhone Is hspa+
     
  2. terraphantm macrumors 68040

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    HSPA+ is good enough for me for now, but once Verizon gets LTE deployed nationwide, I'll probably jump ship.
     
  3. Pmoser macrumors member

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  4. treyjustice thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yes I had an atrix "4G" for a month. It was horrible, supposedly it is getting better and I just assume the iPhone will be faster than those devices. And with the rollout of LTE this summer I figured the hspa+ must be getting better as well. Who knows. If they can make hspa+ do what it is capable of I will be happy
     
  5. Pmoser macrumors member

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    My advice is going with Verizon there LTE will be deployed in 78 cities by the end of the year 78? at&t has what 5 planned. LTE low end speeds are 5-12 download and 3-5 upload. With the highest speeds up to 50mbs. Trust me go with verizon
     
  6. iMJustAGuy macrumors 68020

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    I'm happy with how 3G is now so any increase in speeds would make me neutrally happier.
     
  7. bohbot16 macrumors 6502a

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    AT&T's Samsung Infuse has the hardware for 21Mbps HSPA+, so I'm hoping that the iPhone 5 will have the same.
     
  8. 7on macrumors 601

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    AT&T is a crook. A lot of phones they actually label HSPA vanilla as 4G (aka Veer)

    In terms of HSPA+, I'd actually compare it to T-mobile's speeds. AT&T should catch up in a few months.
     
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  10. InsanelyApple macrumors 6502

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    AT&T is throttling their HSPA+ speeds though... [​IMG]
     
  11. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    The problem is that 3G speeds are actually better than HSPA+ speeds in most cases. No reason why this happens (and it shouldn't) since you are essentially connecting to the same 3G network but it does for whatever reason.
     
  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Because most places that have enabled HSPA+ they dont have the backhaul to push those speeds yet.
    I think there is like 10 or 12 cities in the US that have true HSPA+ with the backhaul upgraded to handle those speeds.
     
  13. s.hasan546 macrumors 6502

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    exactly :mad:... at&t's hspa+ is a freakign joke. I would have been heated if i bought an Atrix when it came out and it wasn't utilizing hspa+ to its full potential
     
  14. terraphantm macrumors 68040

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    Exactly why I intend to buy the iPhone 5 off contract (probably will go up to canada to get a factory unlocked model unless Apple starts offering unlocked ones in the US). That way I won't be stuck paying an ETF when VZW launches an LTE iPhone
     
  15. bohbot16 macrumors 6502a

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    Since the ETF decreases every month isn't it less expensive to get an AT&T iPhone and pay them while you wait for the Verizon LTE iPhone?
     

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