iPhone T-Mobile 4G indicator on 4S

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  1. alexpja macrumors member

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    Hi! Is there a tweak for the 4S that shows if you have 4G (like AT&T 4G indicator) while on the T-Mobile network? I have a 4S and it only displays 3G, so I have to take speed tests to figure out if I have 4G reception or 3G.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    No, only on AT&T does the 4S display 4G. Also, on an AT&T network, the 4S is only able to show the GPRS dot, EDGE, or 4G. It is not able to show 3G even if it is on a non-HSPA+ 3G network.
     
  3. Dwalls90 macrumors 601

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    Are you sure you have 4G then?
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No such thing for Tmobile yet.
    Maybe soon after they become an official carrier and support the iPhone they will push out a carrier update that will display it as 4G where available.
     
  5. alexpja thread starter macrumors member

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    3G speeds at 1.5Mbps, 4G speeds at 10-15Mbps.

    That's why I'm asking if there's a tweak or some mod in Cydia. I know there's no jailbreak yet but if there's a tweak/mod and an untethered jailbreak, I'll download it.
     
  6. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    Wait until Q2 or Q3 of this year. There will probably be a carrier update available and you'll have some sort of HSPA+ indicator. This is all guessing though.
     
  7. Dwalls90 macrumors 601

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    Hopefully with the refarm they are making all 3G into 4G much like AT&T is doing.

    3G is still an acceptable speed especially on T-Mobile. I guess just enjoy your device in the mean time :apple:
     
  8. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    They're refarming old GSM/EDGE towers into HSPA/HSPA+ towers. 3G on T-Mobile varies from 0.5-4.0mbps down, and HSPA+ (I REFUSE to call it 4G) varies between 7mbps-30mbps down (these are real life speeds)
     
  9. Dwalls90 macrumors 601

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    I do believe their 3G is slower than AT&T, but don't you think speeds vary based on location? Even stil half a megabyte down a second isn't horrible give its non 4G and their pricing.
     
  10. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    With my AT&T sim card in my 3GS (my only 3G-only phone), it gets like 0.1mbps down. With my prepaid T-Mobile SIM card in it, it gets about 3mbps down from the same location. With the same T-Mobile SIM card in my friend's T-Mobile 4G phone from the same location, I pulled 18mbps down.
     
  11. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    The 3GS is not HSPA+ compatible btw.
     
  12. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    That's why I said it's my only 3G-only phone.
     
  13. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Cool.
    I hope Tmobile catches up with their refarmed 3G/4G rollout. They have lots of work to do though.
     
  14. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    They have quite a bit of it done already.
     

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