Real speeds of HSPA+ 42

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by apollo1444, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. apollo1444 macrumors 65816

    Jul 22, 2011
    people seem to talk about this new iPhone 1428 tweaked as a world wonder, what are the real life speeds of this AWS 3G? that people don't even use, as they'll prefer LTE most of the times?
  2. darricksailo macrumors 601


    Dec 18, 2012
    The new iPhone 1428 is only beneficial to T-Mobile customers.

    It's wonderful because T-Mobile's 1900 MHz refarmed 3G is scarce and spotty compared to their AWS 3G. Not to mention they just released LTE today to a few markets (less than 10). For the majority, they only get edge/2G which is equivalent to dial up speeds. That's why it's so awesome and great
  3. apollo1444 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jul 22, 2011
    for what I've seen on youtube their HSPA+ 42 real life speeds are like 12 mpbs and sometimes at&t can achieve that or more
  4. ThatsMeRight macrumors 68020

    Sep 12, 2009
    I can achieve around 10 Mbps on 14.4 Mbps 3G networks, so I'd assume 42 Mbps 3G networks should do even better than that.
  5. bozzykid macrumors 68020

    Aug 11, 2009
    Good luck getting speeds like that on AT&T's HSPA network in any major city. On LTE, yes, but not 3G.
  6. doboy macrumors 68020

    Jul 6, 2007
    Highest I've seen on my S3 at HSPA+ 42 is ~21 Mbps using Speedtest app. I routinely get 10-15 Mbps.
  7. Prime85 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 1, 2012
    I get 12mb on my HSPA+ 21 in Miami which has been refarmed. So if that is the case having AWS doesn't matter for me if it really has nothing to do with LTE.
  8. osofast240sx macrumors 68030


    Mar 25, 2011
    Some are getting 34 Mbs on the AWS 3g
  9. CEmajr macrumors 601

    Dec 18, 2012
    Charlotte, NC
    Highest I've ever seen on HSPA+ 42 was 25mbps with my HTC One S. Bad ping times compared to LTE though but similar download speeds.
  10. RotaryP7 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 31, 2011
    Miami, FL
    The T-Mobile Galaxy S3 has gotten 20-25 megs on HSPA+ an average of 10-12 megs. Not slow at all.
  11. BlockEight88 macrumors regular

    Mar 20, 2013
    My friend easily pulled 25mbps down on his T-Mobile Galaxy S3 while my iPhone 4S was getting like 7mbps down on ATT.

    T-Mobile HSPA+ is much faster, but not as consistent as AT&T's. AT&T also has 100+ million customers on their network while T-Mobile only has 34 million.

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