Why does At&T cap upload speeds only on Android phones?

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  1. waloshin macrumors 68040

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    Why does At&T cap upload speeds only on Android phones?
     
  2. sysiphus macrumors 6502a

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    It's not that they're Android, but rather, the caps are on the HSPA+ models...my SE Xperia X10a pulls data just as quickly as an iPhone.
     
  3. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Ok why on the HSPA+ models, to lower their bandwidth?
     
  4. e²Studios macrumors 68020

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    Looks like HTC is upgrading their HSPA+ phone. Update soon it looks like.

    http://www.wirelessgoodness.com/201...pa-software-upgrade-according-to-fcc-filings/

     
  5. Tarzanman macrumors 65816

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    Yep. Pretty much. All of AT&T's moves lately have been to help mitigate bandwith usage.

    Limiting data speed on phones, sending text messages to stop tetherers and buying up t-mobile's network.
     
  6. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Is this a hardware mod or software?
     
  7. MacNut macrumors Core

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    The chips are probably installed just not active.
     
  8. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    I think its more of AT&T caps upload speeds on phones that are actually capable of using a lot of bandwidth (an Atrix will strain the network more than a razr). thing is though, Apple is very protective of their stuff and does not allow AT&T to touch it. Therefore, higher upload seeds on iPhone.
     

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