iPhone 4S and hspa+

Scholar

iPhone 4S and hspa+

I live in the Detroit area and AT&T claims they have hspa+ operating here.  My phone still says 3G, is there any way I can tell/prove I'm getting hspa+?

 

 

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Scholar

Re: iPhone 4S and hspa+

No... only speeds will tell.  Unless and until Apple updates iOS to reflect something other than 3G for HSPA networks, it will only show 3G.

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Re: iPhone 4S and hspa+

Not exactly, because chances are you never got close to the max download speed of HSPA. What you should see is faster overall downloads speeds, and faster speedtest results.

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Scholar

Re: iPhone 4S and hspa+


Ryan_ATL wrote:

No... only speeds will tell.  Unless and until Apple updates iOS to reflect something other than 3G for HSPA networks, it will only show 3G.


Thanks, that's kinda what I thought.   I mostly use WiFi for the internet, will have to test speeds when I'm away from my home/work network.

 

 

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Professor

Re: iPhone 4S and hspa+

You can simply turn off WiFi anytime you want to check your cell data speeds when you are in a WiFi area.
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Master

Re: iPhone 4S and hspa+

I did not know that Detroit had a "4G" market? I guess AT&T is keeping their mouths shut about new system advancements unless they release more press releases...

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Professor

Re: iPhone 4S and hspa+

I don't think that AT&T publicized HSPA+ coverage like they publicize LTE coverage. I guess HSPA+ isn't worth the marketing dollars.
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