Is HSPA+ indicator still a possibility?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by AlphaVictor87, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. AlphaVictor87 macrumors 6502a

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    So there was talks of AT&T talking right before the 4s came out, and i haven't heard of anything since.

    Does anyone know what happened? the last post on this forum that was talking about it was Nov 7th.

    I'm really just curious for myself to know when my phone is actually taking advantage of HSPA+ as opposed to regular 3G.
     
  2. bgtrack macrumors regular

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    Doubtful...It isn't AT&Ts fault...this is happening on Apple's end...they want everything to be the same...you won't see a change till all the carriers take advantage of 4G.
     
  3. zephxiii macrumors 6502

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    An indicator shouldn't matter much because the entire HSPA network has been upgraded to HSPA+ on the air interface.
     
  4. thatoneguy82 macrumors 68000

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    I agree. But HSPA+ is not 4G.
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    True.
    But what we don't know if the back haul has been also updated.
    If not the H+ indicator might not mean much and you might still get slow speeds.
     
  6. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    Most devices distinguish between the different types of "3G", but the iPhone hasn't until now.

    I don't see why Apple would change that now.
     
  7. saving107 macrumors 603

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    I agree that HSPA+ is not 4G, but just to satisfy people's needs Apple should make the indicator says "3G+" ;)
     
  8. HellDiverUK macrumors 6502

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    Even my old Nokia feature phone showed 3G and 3.5G on the display, and the best it could do was stupid cut down version of Facebook, Twitter and Email.

    It'd be nice to see proper reporting of data connection rate on the iPhone.
     
  9. itsmemuffins macrumors 68030

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    My old Motorola V3XX showed 3G or H.
     
  10. joeshmo2010 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, and phones cannot distinguish what towers have enhanced backhaul and which ones don't.
     
  11. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    True, but the user could:)
    Wait, I got an H+ indicator and only getting 1mbps:D
     

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