02-01-2011 9:06 AM - edited 02-01-2011 9:06 AM
02-05-2011 5:10 PM
Looks like speedtest.net comes preloaded. C-Net tried it 8 times. Barely reached 2mb download. Dont even ask about up. Check C-Nets review on YouTube.
ATT did say that theyve completed backhaul to %99 of the towers,right?
That does not sound good.
02-06-2011 11:40 AM
No they said 100% HSPA+ enabled. But you don't get 4G speeds until advanced backhaul is completed. The only place that has backhaul done that I know is New York City.
02-06-2011 5:20 PM
02-07-2011 10:46 AM
Well...Im glad we cleared that up. Not %99,but %100! In NYC. Thats where I am,and thats where the tests were done. Chewonthat....
It's not just a backhaul upgrade that is required. There is a software upgrade required too. Are you sure it has been fully implemented and AT&T has "flicked the switch" with this?
02-07-2011 1:50 PM
It says on the links provided that the HTC Inspire 4G is a limited time offer,and a two-year contract is required. Qualified costumers only! So as of now that I know of you cannot buy the phone at retail price. Few Google searches apparently Amazon has listed the Inspire G for $100 with a two-year and $500 retail. We must wait until Sunday 02/13/11 to see if the Inspire will sell for retail and how much! Ugh starting to hate atnt,better have phone for retail!
02-07-2011 4:03 PM - edited 02-07-2011 4:05 PM
Don't get caught up in the terminology. Consider how well AT&T handled it's 3G upgrades. Initially, how well did 3G work in New York compared to other parts of the country?
02-08-2011 2:58 AM
02-08-2011 5:13 AM - edited 02-08-2011 5:14 AM
How do you know the Inspire will run $500 for full price without a contract?
02-08-2011 11:28 AM
The motorola Atrix price w/o contract is $499, so i see no reason why a phone that is less powerfull with less specs should be more, i think $500 price is right.
02-08-2011 7:27 PM
You think atnt is going to sell the Inspire without a contract? I don't see why not,but it says two year required and new activation but i dont know.
02-10-2011 5:31 AM
Yeah they are selling it w/o contract, radioshack is preordering right now in store only for $449, also youll get a $30 accessory credit.