AT&T has confirmed what owners of the Motorola Atrix 4G have known since buying their device: It isn't yet capable of speedy uploads. In response to user complaints, press inquiries, and a Better Business Bureau investigation, AT&T has issued the following statement, "Be assured that AT&T has not 'capped' the upload speeds on the Atrix. The Atrix is a HSUPA-capable device, and we currently are performing the testing and preparations necessary to ensure that, when we turn this feature on, you will continue to have a world class experience." In other words, the device has an HSUPA radio inside, but it isn't yet on. AT&T did not make mention of this issue before marketing it and selling it as a 4G device. In Phone Scoop's tests of the Atrix, we were never able to achieve an upload speed greater than 200Kbps. AT&T didn't indicate when the Atrix's HSUPA radio would be enabled.
I dont think it's so much that people are impatient, it's the selling of a phone that is 4g capable that can't use it yet. That is not the same as only having 4g in some areas. For example, you may buy a 4g phone from Sprint and not have 4g everywhere... (continues)
The issue clearly isn't the phone. I can't speak for the atrix specifically, but the Inspire is also having similar upload issues however they're all tied to the carrier radio. You flash a non-throttled radio and the speeds are a lot better.
I dont know about you guys but my motorola atrix 4g is faster than all the androids phones out there even faster than the Evo from sprint. when i uploads stuff it is faster and even when I downloads stuff it faster. At&t keep up the good work.
The thing is...not everywhere *has* the HSPA+. It makes no sense to turn it on, then turn it off again when they activate another market, then turn it on again when it goes back live...then turn it off again next market and so on and so forth.
I have been using the Atrix for the last two days and I love it! The download speeds are easily faster than my Iphone4 ever did (consistently 2.8-3.3 kbps) but the upload speeds are pathetic (around 280-320 kbps). A big fail for At&t because the network took a dump during last night's tsunami warning, my T-mobile worked flawlessly throughout the whole ordeal. I am seeing real potential in Hawaii for At&t with the network upgrade and back-haul support. I only hope that the migration of Iphone users to Verizon will ease network stress and give At&t an incentive to improve their voice quality. I can't understand why T-mobile voice quality is so much better than At&t's.
I love it. Being in a 3G-only area I haven't noticed any slower speeds than my Torch. If at&t is saying that the HSUPA radio isn't on, then presumably they will push an update to enable it. Otherwise, why admit fault?
It's definitely my favorite phone to date, which says a lot since it's the first time in 6 years I might actually be entirely without a BlackBerry!