Is HSPA+ (3G)?

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  1. waloshin macrumors 68040

    waloshin

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    My area the local network is going from Cdma to HSPA+ so I was wondering would any 3g device that is unlocked work with this HSPA+ such as a HTC Desire?

    Or is HSPA+ a different type of network?
     
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    HSPA+ is 3.5 or 3.75G. It is HSPA's evolution and a pre 4G technology. Also it is GSM oriented.

    Evolutions
    2G - GSM
    2.5G - GPRS
    2.75G - EDGE
    3G - UMTS/WCDMA
    3.5G - HSPA
    3.75G - HSPA+
    4G - LTE
     
  3. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    HSDPA+ is 3.5G - it's halfway between 3G and 4G (LTE).
     
  4. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

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    As far as I know, as long as the device supports the frequency, a 3G device will work on any generation of 3G. From a lowliest of cheap USB 3G cards to the iPhone 4 on the same tower. And if you bought it in the same country as you plan on using it, the frequencies should be the same.
     
  6. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    If the phone is 3G (ie HSPA support), then it must carry GSM/EDGE support when 3G is not around. Same is said for it's HSPA+ abilities. All phones have a fallback solution.

    However, if the network is 3.75G exclusive, in other words, the network provider only built a HSPA+ network with no fall back support, then yes, it might not work.
     

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