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4G? Umm...not according to the ITU's definition of 4G speeds

Jayshmay

Aug 18, 2010, 9:50 AM
According to the ITU 4G speed is 100mb/s. 5yrs from now we probably still won't have true 4G speeds.

http://wi-fiplanet.webopedia.com/TERM/4/4G.html »

Besides with Tmo what's the point in having speed if you can't watch videos on a laptop? Videos rack up data, Tmo has data limits.

Speed only makes sense with Sprint/Clear cause you can actually use it for what its designed for.
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wdfichtel

Aug 18, 2010, 9:57 AM
At this point, 4G has become nothing more than marketing term thanks to Sprint. And as Phonescoop even tested themselves, T-Mobile's data does exceed Sprint's "4G" speed in the new HSDPA+ areas.
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Jayshmay

Aug 18, 2010, 10:03 AM
Yeah, I read the review of WiMax Vs. HSPA+, I think its Philly that has both technologies. Plus that's where PS is based.

The next 3yrs will be very, very interesting to see who is best for data. Clear has BOTH speed and unlimited, so at least for 2010 Clear wins.

Tmo seems to be doing a whole lot more with data than ATT that's for sure.
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wdfichtel

Aug 18, 2010, 10:11 AM
The nice thing is that there is no overage for the data on T-Mobile - you just get your speed throttled back after hitting 10GB of data. That's a pretty difficult feat on a smartphone unless you happen to be tethering. Considering that's against the T&C anyhow, I don't find that to be unreasonable. 🙂
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Jayshmay

Aug 18, 2010, 10:17 AM
Ah not bad. But when I had Clear I was using 35gb's a month. You guys on PS are trained by the wireless companies that you work for the anything over a measly 5gb's is a lot. But speed enables data intensive uses, when I had Clear I watched a lot of Hulu.
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Boombocker

Aug 18, 2010, 10:28 AM
I have a computer and a big screen tv
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GeeksAreBest

Aug 18, 2010, 10:33 AM
TMob. actually blows everyone away for data speeds, the reason they're not widely known for it is because their coverage footprint is so small that there aren't a lot of area's where you get the full coverage you'd need to maintain full speed.

I know AT&T is looking at taking over the old bandwidth that TMob. uses now once they convert to the HSPA+, it'll boost AT&T's data speeds, which combined with a more solid coverage, *should* actually be a bit more dependable than TMob.'s from what I've read.

Too bad they put data caps on plans though. (I cheated and figured out how to get an unlimited plan though.😁)
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Jayshmay

Aug 18, 2010, 10:39 AM
Good job!!! These wireless bills cost a !!LOT!! so make sure you get your $'s worth!
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KNOWSmuch

Aug 21, 2010, 5:12 PM
Currently 85 million people can get HSPA+ on Tmo. Thats small? They are supposed to have 100mil by the end of the year. Thats about 1/3 of the population of the US. So yea 😎
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Jayshmay

Aug 18, 2010, 10:36 AM
Me too.
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PEZ

Aug 19, 2010, 1:11 PM
IT does not mention it is a 4G phone. It mentioned a comparable speed boost which can be likable to those theoretical speeds.
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KNOWSmuch

Aug 21, 2010, 5:14 PM
I just think people are a little upset about it because they probably have to spend an extra $10 a month for it and Tmo doesnt charge anything for faster data. 😉
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