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Cingular Launches First 3.6 Mbps HSDPA Handset

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Speeds ONLY advertised @ 400-700kbps

Jayshmay

Jan 27, 2007, 10:07 AM
I don't know what the deal is with this 1.8mbps stuff, and "soon" to be upgraded to 3.6mbps once more handsets are available.

On Cingular's website, they advertise data cards at speeds of 400-700kbps (speeds that are 10yrs old!!!!)

I see know where on Cingular's website advertised speeds of 1.8mbps? ! ? ! ? ! ?

If Cingular starts advertising 3.6mbps air cards, I'll jump on it, but I'm not interested in this theoretical crap, only average speeds, and REAL WORLD speeds!!!!

Theoretical, NOT good enough!!!
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sangyup81

Jan 27, 2007, 10:22 AM
1.8mbps is the Theoretical speed. In order to get that, you need nobody else on the HSDPA tower and full signal.

Of course you're not going to tell people to expect 1.8mbps at all times. Verizon and Sprint do the same thing with their EV-DO network.
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Jayshmay

Jan 27, 2007, 10:27 AM
Only AVERAGE speeds matter to me!!!
Not peek!
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SiestaRandy

Jan 27, 2007, 11:30 AM
What are you peeking at? Peak bursts up to 1.8mps?
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Jayshmay

Jan 27, 2007, 11:35 AM
I don't have an aircard, still WAITING for TRUE broadband! ! ! I'm just commenting on Cingular's website advertising average speeds of 400-700kbps.

I can careless about theoretical speeds, only average speeds, that's not that the 875 is a 3.6mbps air card, . . . but what speeds does it do in the REAL WORLD????????
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jinx7676

Jan 29, 2007, 8:44 AM
Jayshmay said:
I don't have an aircard, still WAITING for TRUE broadband! ! ! I'm just commenting on Cingular's website advertising average speeds of 400-700kbps.

I can careless about theoretical speeds, only average speeds, that's not that the 875 is a 3.6mbps air card, . . . but what speeds does it do in the REAL WORLD????????


i have a Dell D620 laptop with UMTS built in, and i pull about 912k down consistently
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Jayshmay

Jan 29, 2007, 10:26 AM
That's not too bad!
How's video on the internet at that speed?

So is what your saying is that it's actually slightly better than what is advertised?

If you don't mind me asking, what city do you live in that your getting 912k?
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jinx7676

Jan 29, 2007, 11:39 AM
i was in Marietta, GA for thanksgiving and was using if for 5 days at that speed.

i was able to watch a hockey game using TVU with no buffering/stuttering. i tested a couple of larger downloads to see what a sustained transfer rate would look like and it was very steady.
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jinx7676

Jan 29, 2007, 11:46 AM
sorry, have to correct myself, i was getting 901k. i just found the screenshot i took when i was running it.

http://www.area76.com/images/3gmarietta2.jpg »

basically was getting this result evertime i ran it at various times for 5 days. +/- 10k
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Jayshmay

Jan 29, 2007, 11:46 AM
What city is Mariette close to? Atlanta?

Also, which data card do you have?
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jinx7676

Jan 29, 2007, 11:51 AM
Jayshmay said:
What city is Mariette close to? Atlanta?

Also, which data card do you have?


yes, suburb about 20 mins north of Atlanta.

using the onboard UMTS device in a Dell 620 Laptop (Dell Wireless 5500 Mobile Broadband (3G HSDPA) Minicard Modem)
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Jayshmay

Jan 29, 2007, 11:54 AM
What are your speeds like right in Atlanta?

So on average, are the speeds slighly higher than what is advertised as average?

Thanks for your input.
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jinx7676

Jan 29, 2007, 11:58 AM
Jayshmay said:
What are your speeds like right in Atlanta?

So on average, are the speeds slighly higher than what is advertised as average?

Thanks for your input.


i actually don't live there, and didn't use it downtown. i would imagine it would be the same or better since Cingular's corp HQ is downtown.

in comparison to 400-700k as an advertised speed, then yes, i was consistently getting higher than that.

we won't have 3G here (Buffalo, NY) until May/June, then i will be able to give an updated review of my speeds.
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Jayshmay

Jan 29, 2007, 12:02 PM
It's a damn shame such a highly populated areas as Buffalo Ny doesn't have 3G! ! !

Well, thanks for your input.

I get a bonus check in November, I'm thinking about maybe getting the next version to the Cingular 8525, I'm sure I can use that as a modem.

I live in Las Vegas by the way, and Las Vegas was one of the original cities that HSDPA was launched in.

I'm looking forward to seeing what advancements/improvements there will be on the next version of the Cingular 8525
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dancedjeric

Jan 29, 2007, 3:34 PM
Jayshmay said:


If Cingular starts advertising 3.6mbps air cards, I'll jump on it, but I'm not interested in this theoretical crap, only average speeds, and REAL WORLD speeds!!!!

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Jay, you should do a little more research:
http://www.cingular.com/cell-phone-service/cell-phon ... »

The cards are available and true, the network is not turned up to 3.6 yet but will be soon as Cingular has several new devices hitting the market this year that are HSDPA 3.6.
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Jayshmay

Jan 29, 2007, 4:13 PM
Ok, so the link explicitly says 3.6, but why does Cingular only advertise 400-700kbps???

Do you, yourself own this Option GT Max 3.6?
I'm just wondering what the "REAL WORLD SPEEDS ARE"

I'd be very interested in a review.
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Jayshmay

Jan 29, 2007, 4:53 PM
I tried doing a Google search on a review for the Option Max GT 3.6 but only found retail sites.

Mite you know a site that has a review of this aircard and it's real world speeds?
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dancedjeric

Jan 30, 2007, 9:55 AM
I do have one of these cards and in Chicago and now Milwaukee, find consistant, average speeds generally around 1 mbps at this time.
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Jayshmay

Jan 30, 2007, 10:03 AM
Specifically which data card do you have?

How does video look @ that speed?

So are you saying it is slightly higher than the 400-700kbps advertised?

I live in Las Vegas, one of the original 3G cities.
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dancedjeric

Jan 30, 2007, 12:16 PM
Option GT Max 3.6 card, it was $49.99. Video streaming was great with no stuttering or buffering. Very smooth. Downloads are consistantly fast and smooth. Well worth it since Cingular is planning on upping the speed this year.
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Jayshmay

Jan 30, 2007, 12:40 PM
Thank you for the input.
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muchdrama

Jan 29, 2007, 5:51 PM
Jayshmay said:
I don't know what the deal is with this 1.8mbps stuff, and "soon" to be upgraded to 3.6mbps once more handsets are available.

On Cingular's website, they advertise data cards at speeds of 400-700kbps (speeds that are 10yrs old!!!!)

I see know where on Cingular's website advertised speeds of 1.8mbps? ! ? ! ? ! ?

If Cingular starts advertising 3.6mbps air cards, I'll jump on it, but I'm not interested in this theoretical crap, only average speeds, and REAL WORLD speeds!!!!

Theoretical, NOT good enough!!!


Or "fantasy tech" as I like to call it.

3.6 mbps my butt.
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