T-Mobile's 4G Network, Just HSPA+?

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  1. benhollberg macrumors 68020

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    Recently T-Mobile has been advertising their own 4G network, but I have seen in their ads and on their website that they say it is a HSPA+ network.

    Does this mean that their 4G network is the same the AT&T has been offering for a long time?
     
  2. macingman macrumors 68020

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    It sure does, although maybe slightly faster then AT&T though I'm not sure how fast.
     
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    AT&T is still rolling out its HSPA+ network.

    Where did you read that att has had HSPA+ for years? Or are you referring to 'normal' HSPA?
     
  4. Tarzanman macrumors 65816

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    With t-mobile, sprint, at&t and verizon muddying the waters, I would largely ignore the "4g" claims any of them make.

    If data speeds are important to you then look at that. T-mobile currently has the fastest downstream speeds with their hspa+ network.

    AT&t isn't going to hspa+, they are going LTE
     
  5. TheMacBookPro macrumors 68020

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    LTE is their '4G' plan. They are currently rolling out HSPA+ as their 'enhanced 3G' and will not be marketing it as '4G'.

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  6. chestvrg macrumors 65816

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    I have seen on YouTube some very fast tmobile HSPA+ download streams of like 5.2Mbps.


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  7. anonymous guy macrumors 6502

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    If I recall correctly, AT&T's enhanced HSPA goes up to a theoretical 7.2Mbps while T-Mo's HSPA+ has a theoretical 21Mbps speed.
     
  8. chestvrg macrumors 65816

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    Do you happen to know what is the theoretical speed of 4G/LTE?


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  9. zephxiii macrumors 6502

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    heh, that depends on the deployment, the best I've seen on VZW LTE was 32mbit...........but then again it depends on the deployment.
     
  10. chestvrg macrumors 65816

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    Wao thank you, that is pretty much in pair with HSPA+


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  11. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I pull 6mbps down and 1-2 upload with AT&T on the regular.
     
  12. benhollberg thread starter macrumors 68020

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    AT&T on T-Mobile's 4G network in November 2010:
     
  13. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Good god, do you live IN at&t headquarters?

    I've seen 3 Mbps once or twice in my life and I'm far more used to 1.2 on average or maybe 2 on a good day.

    And that's talking about a solid dozen cities I often travel to for work. I'm not just talking about my house.
     
  14. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No, I guess Im lucky to live where their 3G is solid. Wasnt as good a few years back but they seem to have improved.
     

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  15. benhollberg thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I have never seen better than 3 Mbps down and up on AT&T.
     
  16. chestvrg macrumors 65816

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    That is fast over AT&T's 3G.


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  17. kre62 macrumors 68000

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    AT&Ts Regular HSPA goes up to 7.2. It's HSPA+ network goes up to 21, just like T-Mobile.

    No current phones on AT&T support it's + network as of yet. I'm guessing ip5 will.

    HSPA+ is live and active for 250+ million people right now, just no device access as of yet.
     
  18. Tarzanman macrumors 65816

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    You'll never pull down that much speed on AT&T's network. There are just too many people with iphones on it.

    Part of the reason that T-mobile is the fastest is because they are in 4th place in terms of subscribers.
     
  19. zephxiii macrumors 6502

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    They do have a USB HSPA+ data stick.

    My best with an iPhone 4 was in 5mbit range. My 3gs can barely get into the 3s.
     
  20. benhollberg thread starter macrumors 68020

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    It looks like AT&T is going to call their HSPA+ network 4G as well as their LTE.
     
  21. Matty-p macrumors regular

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    nice speeds but that ping is shocking >300 ms :eek::eek: in the uk 3 has the best 3g cobverage there speeds are 2-3.4 mbit but thier ping is always inder 150 ms
     
  22. Matty-p macrumors regular

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    therticallt release 8 (advanced lte)brought upto 100 mbit mobile speeds but depends on deployment most are like 10 meg still more than fast enough for a phone tho
     
  23. lsvtecjohn3 macrumors 6502a

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    I guess when At&t turn on HSPA+ they will have the largest 4G network in the US
     
  24. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Wow, that is some sweet pings in the UK.
     
  25. kre62 macrumors 68000

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    Its on,bro, its live and kicking.

    HSPA+ is more or less a firmware upgrade to the existing 3G towers. All towers are now upgraded. Now we just need the phones that can use the tech. Many were announced today.

    If ip5 doesnt support +, I'll declare jobs officially out of touch with consumers.
     

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