In Schaumburg, IL. I received 7.8 mbps but only recrive .68 mbps for upload... To be honest I was very shocked so I ran the test numerous times and got 8.1 and 6.6, I also went head to head with my co-worker who had an Evo, needless to say, it took him 5 minutes to hook up to WiMax and by the time he finally obtained a stable connection he was only able to achieve 4.3 mbps and his second test he got 5.7 mbps so even if they consider Hspa + advanced 3G network, then shame on Sprint for marketing WiMax as a faster network...
Seems the average results on TMobile 4G are decent and in-line with Sprint's 4G (which I have clocked at 7Mb/s down 1Mb/s up on an Evo in VA).
I have clear at home and use a rover puck (which is also just rebranded clear/sprint 4G) mobile - generally I get somewhat better performance from tmobile's HSPA+ vs Sprint 4G, but there are some exceptions.
In theory, you'd sort of expect Verizon LTE > Sprint/Clear 4G > HSPA+ given that Verizon gets 10 MHz in each direction, Sprint gets 10 MHz to share between both directions, and t-mobile gets 5 MHz in each direction, and verizon and sprint use higher order modulation than tmobile uses (in it's handsets, the rocket stick supports the same 64qam).
Also in theory you'd sort of expect that in the end if a given tower had to support the same number of users for all the systems (say you had a Vzn tower, a sprint/clear tower and a tmobile tower) each covering 1000 users, the clear towers will be better off as they're devoting more spectrum per user (eg 30 Mhz per geographical sector per tower) compared to tmobile and verizon.
It will be interesting seeing how next year unfolds.
Getting on average 5.5 on DL and a very steady 1.4 UL. These speeds are during peek ours during the day. At Night I can get up to 8-9 DL but my upload still stays at steady 1.4. I am very happy with T-Mobile.
Still have My Nexus One and getting on average 4.5 on DL and steady 1.4 UL.
The best part of t-Mobile's Network is they are not charging an extra 10 bucks a month for the HSPA+.
You must be in way out NWI. I get 3G UMTS here. I'm also in NWI. I'm in the less remote area of NWI.
Schererville, Merrilville, St. John, and Crown Point all have very spotty 3G coverage but mostly EDGE. T-Mobile's coverage map is somewhat difficult to read. It claims that Fast Mobile Web is 3G when I'm getting EDGE in those areas like 97% of the time. Where are you located in NWI?
I'm in Valpo mostly. Also in Portage, Hobart, sometimes Crown Point and Cedar Lake. The only time I really see Edge is driving on route 6 between Valpo and Portage. A few occasions other than that I see it but 97% of the time for me it's UMTS (or HSPA if I'm close to Griffith).
I am in the Portland, OR area: I get about 3.4m to 6m down, typical is about 5 or 6 though. Up is pretty consistent at .65m. The only time I got 1.5m up was when I was in Seattle for a weekend (and I got an 8m down once there too).
Practical use though... things load and download pretty darn fast so I'm not complaining. I switched to a new SIM about a month or so into my phone to see if that speeds things up.. it didn't.