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Top message:  LACKS HSPA+ by Wizeguy   May 17, 2011, 7:05 PM

Replying to:  Re: LACKS HSPA+ by casualsuede   Jun 13, 2011, 7:39 AM

Re: LACKS HSPA+

by Wizeguy    Jun 14, 2011, 3:01 AM

Since you're so close to TMO's HQ that could explain why bandwidth is not as much of an issue for you as it might be for someone not from that area.

Indeed specs don't matter if the product produces the experience you expect and need. In my case, HSPA 14 didn't produce. I was getting 200-512 kbps download speeds and 50-128ish upload speeds. The effect, well, Youtube was pretty much worthless. Uploading of pics, vids, etc. extremely slow. This is also in an area that TMO advertised as HSPA+ 21 at the time I owned the MyTouch 4G (HSPA 14)but has been upgraded to HSPA+ 42 as of late May.

Solution: Tried out a HSPA+ 21 phone in the Galaxy S 4G and Youtube now works as intended. Uploading of vids and pics are tolerable now.

I still may check out the Sensation only because I really want to like it and I love HTC hardware, but for me if HSPA 14 again repeats the same performance that I was experiencing with the MyTouch 4G it's not worth it.

I'm sure I am not the only one in a dilemma like this, and a lot of the Results of your experience will be dependent up where you use your phone. In my case here in North Orange Co. shows HSPA+ to be a very important feature Vs. HSPA. Plenty of forums also confirm results vary depending on where you're using your phone, XDA-developers.com has some useful threads of users posting their speeds obtained and where from. Best of luck too all!

Below is a link that helps to clear up some confusion between HSPA and HSPA+

http://www.differencebetween.com/difference-between- ... »

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