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Skyrocket HSPA+ speed observation (in SF)
Popped in to a local ATT store in SF to check out the skyrocket ... surprisingly, it doesn't appear much larger at all then my GS2. I did a speakeasy speedtest and was blown away that the sky hit 14Mbps download! The highest I've seen on my GS2 has been 9 down (alas, I couldn't do a sidebyside test of sky v. GS2 because my phone was acting flaky - powered down & owuldn't power up again, even though it was at 20% battery!)
I'm quite happy w/the GS2, but the one, significant pain point of that phone is the terrible VVM via AT&T Messages app. In the last week I've had at least 3 messages that were never delivered by the app (i.e., dialing in to the system I could play them, but the never arrived at the phone), and a few that came down hours later than when they were left. Oddly, whenever I do a test call to my phone and leave vm, the VM comes down quick and w/o issue ... go figure.
Anyway, since I use my phone primarily for my business, unreliable voicemail is a deal-breaker.
I've heard that the VVM on the skyrocket is much smoother, which is why I'm going to be trading in my GS2 tomorrow (a mere 4 days b4 the 30day return period!) and trying out the skyrocket. I'm hoping that the 30 day return period will recommence with my skyrocket purchase (fwiw, I got the GS2 from radio shack, but will be getting the sky at ATT store).