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Top message:  You guys are dumb by maccmill   Dec 7, 2010, 1:38 PM

Replying to:  Re: no HSPA+ by mommamea   Dec 17, 2010, 11:51 AM

Re: no HSPA+

by Rich Brome (Moderator)    Dec 17, 2010, 11:58 AM

Where on earth did you hear that?

The network speeds supported by a phone are determined by its radio chip (hardware) and generally cannot be upgraded.

There have been rare cases where a phone shipped with hardware designed for a faster speed but it was limited in software for some reason (perhaps because software for the faster standard was not finished yet) and a subsequent software upgrade "unlocked" the faster speed capability.

But that is rare. In general, a phone that ships without HSPA+ will never be able to support HSPA+.

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