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  1. firedancer1189's Avatar
    Starting yet another thread as I didn't want to hijack another one.

    I am aware that the Focus (or any other WP7 phone for that matter) isn't yet true 4G or LTE if you want to call it that.

    I did read that AT&T has about 80% of their network converted to HSPA. I also saw on the list of symbols for the Focus that they do show "H" which means the phone is running on HSPA.

    Just wondering if any of you current owners have had your Focus show this symbol and if in fact it's capable of running on HSPA where AT&T has it deployed.
    01-18-2011 02:56 PM
  2. dseiden's Avatar
    I am pretty sure that the road map to 4G is HSPA which is the current 3G network then HSPA+ which is the faster new network and then finally LTE. Tmo is running HSPA+ in many areas and it is quite fast but the phone has to have the correct chip in it.

    Maybe we will see some phones with HSPA+ connectivity at Mobile World Congress next month.
    01-18-2011 03:41 PM
  3. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    Yeah, like gshocker says. I've never seen the H symbol on my Focus, but I think it's just 3G. I use to get a H on my Samsung Blackjack 2 after I loaded some European firmware on it.
    01-18-2011 04:05 PM
  4. selfcreation's Avatar
    Focus = HSPA or GSM

    HSPA+ not compatible with Samsung FOCUS! ( who gives a **** wouldnt evan notice the diffrents)

    Last edited by Se1fcr3ation; 01-18-2011 at 06:23 PM.
    01-18-2011 06:16 PM
  5. firedancer1189's Avatar
    im with BELL in Canada witch is runing HSPA+ i took my Phone from ROgers ( FOCUS ) and rogers is ALSO runing HSPA+ now in canada for about 6months now .

    with that said , YES it does support it, and Second i took my phone over to BELL and it works :)

    and bell is HSPA (+) or CDMA , so if it works on BELL it must be finding the HSPA network! cause its for SURE not on CDMA!

    So does it in fact show a "H" instead of "3G" where your reception strength is?
    01-18-2011 06:23 PM
  6. selfcreation's Avatar
    So does it in fact show a "H" instead of "3G" where your reception strength is?
    deppends what i connect to. or where i am

    3g = GSP

    H = HSPA

    if your near a GSM cell tower , it will connect GSM / 3G
    if your near a HSPA cell tower , it connect H / HSPA

    i know in Canada i only have HSPA with bell , but with rogers it deppends where i am.

    but yeah H means ur connect to HSPA
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    01-18-2011 06:26 PM
  7. firedancer1189's Avatar
    Right on!!

    That was the info I was seeking!! Thanks!
    01-18-2011 06:27 PM
  8. selfcreation's Avatar
    Right on!!

    That was the info I was seeking!! Thanks!

    no problem :) , feel free to hit the tank you button under my post ;)
    01-18-2011 06:45 PM