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    Default Re: HSPA+ 42 data speed on Tmobile.

    Ha! All these phone companies do not invest enough in or wire major city centers (NY, SF, DC, Chicago, etc.). It's downright false advertising. In the mornings and evenings, getting just about 1Mbps download in downtown DC is cause for jubilation. By the time you hit 1 or 2 pm and phones are all online full throttle in Downtown DC, the downloads are rarely above 400Kbps and often in the 200Kpbs range. WTF?!?
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    Default Re: HSPA+ 42 data speed on Tmobile.

    Here at NYC, i'm getting about 10 mbs down and 0.5 mbs up.

    Is this normal? Any tweaks to make it faster to like 15-16 mbs?
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    Default Re: HSPA+ 42 data speed on Tmobile.

    Anybody know if it's possible to tell what frequency band you're on?

    I'm using a play store n4 on prepaid Tmo.

    I'm curious to find out if I'm on 1900 1700 or 2100mhz. I have been searching these forums for days and Google searched like there is no tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmiekain View Post
    Anybody know if it's possible to tell what frequency band you're on?

    I'm using a play store n4 on prepaid Tmo.

    I'm curious to find out if I'm on 1900 1700 or 2100mhz. I have been searching these forums for days and Google searched like there is no tomorrow.

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    I haven't seen a way I don't believe its possible

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    Default Re: HSPA+ 42 data speed on Tmobile.

    Yes there is a way it's in the field test menu look for , Frequency or band.
    I did it on my iPhone it shows ARFCN= 582 which according to the table in wikipedia Im on GSM 1900.

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    Default Re: HSPA+ 42 data speed on Tmobile.

    I found the field test menu but I dont see anything that says ARFCN... anything i need to do to get it to display it?
    Last edited by jimmiekain; 03-09-2013 at 10:48 AM. Reason: found the answer
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    WOW I was looking into getting a nexus 4 cause all my phones ive had were not considered smart phones and my sisters say their speeds suck in DP and they must be good here

    cool to see someone from des plaines on this form!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xandman View Post
    Ha! All these phone companies do not invest enough in or wire major city centers (NY, SF, DC, Chicago, etc.). It's downright false advertising. In the mornings and evenings, getting just about 1Mbps download in downtown DC is cause for jubilation. By the time you hit 1 or 2 pm and phones are all online full throttle in Downtown DC, the downloads are rarely above 400Kbps and often in the 200Kpbs range. WTF?!?
    I live near Dupont Circle. This is about what I get all day long. The highest I've gotten is 18 down.

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    My nexus 4 on Tmobile in Chicago... 7 Mbps download and 1.5Mbps.... i also tought it was going to be faster....
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    Default Re: HSPA+ 42 data speed on Tmobile.

    Its pretty average for NY. I get 16 sometimes but only in certain areas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Freshly_Snipes View Post
    Metro is downtown... Better service there. You're near Wet Willies and Taco Mac?

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    Quote Originally Posted by csloomis View Post
    I am at and around Georgia Tech. No matter what these speeds are way better than I was getting with Verizon here.
    I'm in Decatur. I think I am fairly proximate to a cell tower though. (These were taken just now). HSPA+ (just reverted to 3G after the tests). I also don't know what happened with the ping at the end.

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    In Oakland, Ca i average 5mps with a rare instance were i got 13mps. I travel to LA and average 15-20mps though.
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    On T-Mobile HSPA+ 42 in San Antonio I pull down about 7-10 Mbps and push ~3Mbps up consistently. My central office is located within the "white" part of a T-Mobile tower's heat map and there my speeds are fantastic, 20Mbps/6Mbps all day like a champ.
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    Default Re: HSPA+ 42 data speed on Tmobile.

    The fastest I ever got in SF was 20.09. I'm keeping my fingers crossed about the latest KitKat LTE rumor.

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    This is a bit off topic but I have realized that I was only on this thread because that annoying H in the status bar reminds me that I'm not on LTE so I wanted to tell you that you can change it!
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