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  1. hasopinions's Avatar
    I keep seeing different stats for this phone regarding its connection speed.

    With HSPA+42 it should be possible to get 20Mbit/sec at times.

    Has anyone definitively confirmed one way or the other?
    05-14-2013 09:48 AM
  2. HowardZinn's Avatar
    I don't honestly know the technicals one way or another.

    I can tell you real world use though. In the Boston metro, I'm consistently getting 12-15 down and 3-5 up.
    05-14-2013 10:27 AM
  3. Corepc's Avatar
    Here are my speedtest results

    Official Specs says this

    WCDMA max data speed DL: HSDPA - 21.1 Mbps
    WCDMA max data speed UL: HSUPA - 5.76 Mbps

    So just hspa+21mb supported not hspa+42mb
    Last edited by Corepc; 05-14-2013 at 11:17 AM.
    05-14-2013 11:05 AM
  4. hasopinions's Avatar
    Edit: Those numbers are consistent with HSPA+21. I didn't look carefully at the Wifi.

    Any more input appreciated. The Walmart website says HSPA+42, but many phone spec type sites says it's just HSPA+21.
    05-14-2013 11:50 AM
  5. Corepc's Avatar
    I am New to T-Mobile HSPA Network used to AT&T speeds. The results 6.39mb and 12.7 is on Cellular, the other is wifi.
    05-14-2013 12:01 PM
  6. hasopinions's Avatar
    One can only get about half the theoretical peak. On my Nexus 4 HSPA+42 I can get 20-23Mbit/s down, but only at off peak times; during peak hour it's sometimes only 5Mbit/sec. 12.7 is a bit too high for HSPA+21, but more testing is needed, especially at off hours. If you can get close to 20Mbit, it's definitely HSPA+42.
    05-14-2013 12:06 PM
  7. Corepc's Avatar
    I will rerun speedtest tonight after peak hours and post my results. Getting around 10mb down currently Midday here.
    05-14-2013 12:47 PM
  8. anon(5335877)'s Avatar
    It may not matter in some places, since in some markets T-Mobile will actually have to go from HSPA+ 42 down to HSPA+ 21 to make space for LTE.
    05-14-2013 02:21 PM
  9. Corepc's Avatar
    Some more SpeedTest Results, really impressed with T-Mobile Speeds versus what I had from at&t. Almost has fast has my 20mb Cable Connection.

    glad I got the 2.5gb data plan, I could burn through basic 550mb in speedtest alone..
    05-15-2013 12:23 PM

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