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    T-mobile to offer HSPA+ 21Mbps by 2010


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    T-Mobile USA has just announced that they will be opening their doors to HSPA+ on their 3G network by 2010. They plan to upgrade their network to HSPA 7.2 by the end of the year followed by HSPA+. By upgrading to HSPA, users could see speeds up to 7.2 Mbps and 21Mbps with HSPA+.




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    users could see speeds up to 7.2 Mbps and 21Mbps with HSPA+
    Users will NEVER see it, it's all theoretical speeds. Maybe if you lived in the test environments AT&T and T-Mobile used sure, but you don't so while they say they can reach that...as a end user, you will never see it. But...that will not stop them from jamming the information down your throat just like they did when "3G" came out and what they all were offering was really 2.5G service lol!
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    Oh I don't doubt that one bit at all. They will write down what users WANT to see, not the real truth. Has anyone ever seen their speed even close to 7 Mbps? I know I have not.



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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackberryOS View Post
    Oh I don't doubt that one bit at all. They will write down what users WANT to see, not the real truth. Has anyone ever seen their speed even close to 7 Mbps? I know I have not.
    Only on my home internet, never from any of my carriers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bla1ze View Post
    Users will NEVER see it, it's all theoretical speeds. Maybe if you lived in the test environments AT&T and T-Mobile used sure, but you don't so while they say they can reach that...as a end user, you will never see it. But...that will not stop them from jamming the information down your throat just like they did when "3G" came out and what they all were offering was really 2.5G service lol!
    Networks will have to raise the bar to a degree. With more and more device end users jumping to smartphone type devices, the current technology is straining systems to the breaking point.

    Seems like T-Mo is trying to get a leg up. Can't say I blame them.



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    Now that is a pretty funny. TMO reaching 21mbps lol. How about they get 3G to work first... And even when you are connected to their 3G network feels more like dial up

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    Quote Originally Posted by MePascal View Post
    Networks will have to raise the bar to a degree. With more and more device end users jumping to smartphone type devices, the current technology is straining systems to the breaking point.

    Seems like T-Mo is trying to get a leg up. Can't say I blame them.
    Ya but the question is, will they actually make the changes so users can see close to those speeds they state.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MePascal View Post
    Networks will have to raise the bar to a degree. With more and more device end users jumping to smartphone type devices, the current technology is straining systems to the breaking point.

    Seems like T-Mo is trying to get a leg up. Can't say I blame them.
    The problem is much larger than that. This issue is embedded into carriers network. Cell phone carriers use what are called gateways or trunk compression to compress the signal of many cell signals down to one to maximize speed as well as number of cell towers. This equipment is antiquated and costs huge $$$ to upgrade. GSM carriers in the US have the worse tech when it comes to that and to upgrade all of these by 2010 is like me becoming president.

    TMO's claim is straight up false advertisement and the last time I checked that was illegal in the US.

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