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I actually gotup to3.2Mb down yesterday. But that's rare. I'm getting .25-.13Mb up. According to a few reliable sources,the Inspires upload speed is tampered with for some reason? Check BGR or Engadgets articles about the Inspire. This cant be good.....
Confirmed...the 4G upload has been disabled on the Inspire.
02-23-2011 7:56 AM
The H+ icon up in top right is a flaw, its only 3g, hspa+ isnt officially turned on until march 1st.
The backhaul has already been deployed and running in many areas. They aren't going to wait until March 1st to magically flip a switch and turn on 4G on the entire network. I've gotten speeds of up to 4Mbps in my local area. remember, ATT is only claiming speeds of "up to" 6 Mbps on the HSPA+ backhaul. And that's probably a best case scenario. Its very dependent on network congestion. I've gotten as low as 1 Mbps in the same location as the previously mentioned 4 Mbps.
02-24-2011 8:53 PM - edited 02-24-2011 8:55 PM
02-25-2011 4:34 AM
02-25-2011 7:25 AM
2.6dn/1.6up....that's still not 4G. Theoretical is 14 down. We should be getting at least half of that. I'm takin mine back. If U bought an Inspire,u were ripped off. ATT knew they were selling tampered with phones,when they sold them. How many customers do they need to bring a class action lawsuit? If this doesn't qualify,I don't know what does. Didn't ATT customers just settle a class action lawsuit against ATT recently? This pseudo 4G labelling is also a farce. I thought Id get at least 5-6Mbs down & up. I really don't want to leave ATT. I must be their oldest customer. But if u were out of contract,like me,and VZ had a DesireHD,with LTE,what would u do? I wonder if the Thunderbolt will also only have 1GB of storage,like the Inspire? NOT.
14.4 Mbps download speed is just the phone's hardware limitation. I think the HSPA+ technology actually has the potential to be much faster than that. AT&T has only ever said that their HSPA+ backhaul would get speeds "up to 6 Mbps". There's no reason to expect any more than that, regardless of what is "theoretically" possible. And 6 Mbps is probably under very optimal conditions. A number they threw out for marketing purposes because they know for the most part they will not be accountable for it. I don't ever expect to see close to 6 Mbps in real life. But I have seen up to 3.9 Mbps in my market (with 2.5 to 3 Mbps seeming to be the more average condition).
It sounds like you are getting really hung up on the numbers, instead of the actual function of the phone. If another carrier has the coverage and service you want, at the right price, and the phones you want, then by all means switch. But there is no "perfect" carrier. They all have their pros and cons.
02-25-2011 7:39 AM
02-25-2011 8:08 AM
There's other carriers? Thanx..... when u are with a service for 14 years,same #,u don't want to switch. I just expect to get what I paid for. I know a lot of people are feeling gullible after finding out theyre new phones don't liveup to the sales pitch. Backhaul,Rel.5,4G,theoretical vs actual etc. Buyer beware. It's got the same speeds as your old phone. Period.
Cell phone number portability is pretty easy nowadays. Its been law for a few years now that the number belongs to you. I think carriers will even do the number switching for you when you sign up. Don't let 14 years of loyalty hold you back either. AT&T would drop you in a second if they had a reason to. I've been a customer for 11 years. But that wouldn't keep me from switching. My main reasons are that T-Mobile coverage has not been good in my market (but constantly improving); and AT&T offers the best service for international travel (a work requirement for me) while CDMA is near worthless abroad. The "world" phones choices (with both CDMA and GSM) are very limited on Verizon, and tend not to include the better Android phones.
02-25-2011 3:09 PM
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