So it's April....
and the Inspire and the Atrix are expected to be updated this month to finally allow HSPUA. which should give most of us "true" HSPA+ (not calling it 4G) speeds.
when can we expect this update to roll out??
i'm hoping soon :/
i just want my phone to run like it's supposed to :P
- 04-02-2011, 12:52 AM #2
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As far as improving coverage, that's not going to happen with this update. Enabling HSUPA just allows our phones to use a feature that already exists in the current structure. Now, when AT&T gets around to improving the backbone that they've been mumbling about since our phones came out, that could improve coverage -- I really don't know. As far as I know, however, the only thing that's going to improve coverage is AT&T actually building new towers/ improving old ones.
- 04-04-2011, 12:22 AM #12
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- 04-05-2011, 06:10 PM #14
HSPA+, also known as evolved HSPA, is an upgrade to existing CDMA networks. It is not a 4G standard, and never will be. LTE Advanced is a 4G standard (current LTE networks don't actually meet IMT Advanced 4G standards, either). But remember, AT&T's core promise on the Inspire is 4G speeds, which HSPA+ is capable of delivering. Question is, when will AT&T allow their network to deliver those speeds?
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I am more concerned on with when the download speeds will get better. Sure the upload speeds will be nicer but I do far more downloading then uploading.
When will we get 7+ m of upload speeds that At&t has lied about in all their crap advertising about this phone/network.
Basically the Inspire is just a promise and possibility, no actual real advantage yet and yet they have the nerve to call it 4g.
AT&T you suck for not having the enhanced backhaul and HSUPA+ ready when you launched your first 4g phones.
- 04-11-2011, 09:30 PM #21
- 04-17-2011, 02:21 PM #23
HSUPA (High Speed Upload Packet Access). Like it has been said, this is not a type of network but part of the hardware in the Inspire. You should care about this in relation to your download speeds. Think about how most connections to websites work; there is constant traffic in BOTH directions.
This whole situation is a lot like being in a Porsche while stuck in a traffic jam: You have killer equipment you can't take advantage of. I would be MUCH more frustrated had I come from something like an iPhone 3Gs or iPhone 4 but I came over from an Edge only BB Curve 8900. My best down on that thing was like 156 Kbps. I'm seeing at least 2 Mbps down in most (outside) locations or near windows when using my Inspire.
I think we all have little choice but to stop waiting for the water to boil. Oh and I hear the Thunderbolt over at VZW is having issues of its own. Misery loves company.
- 04-18-2011, 09:19 AM #24
I sent a message to AT&T directly on 4/15. The response came today (4/18) and is posted below (reformatting is me):
Thank you for contacting AT&T about your wireless service. My name is Natasha and I am more than happy to assist you today with your inquiry regarding the availability of HSUPA on the HTC Inspire.
Thank you for sharing your concerns about AT&T and the HTC Inspire. HSUPA is not yet available on the HTC Inspire or the Motorola Atrix; however, AT&T is focused on delivering a wide choice of solutions and the best possible Smartphone experience to our customers. Be assured that AT&T has not "capped" the upload speeds on the Inspire. The Inspire is an 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.
Although we do not have an exact date, we are excited to announce that both the ATRIX 4G and Inspire 4G are expected to receive software updates in April 2011. In addition, one of AT&T's next leading Android devices, the Samsung Infuse 4G; will ship with HSUPA already enabled. With these software updates, and our continued rollout of expanded backhaul, our 4G devices will continue to get faster. Please keep in mind, software is only one of many factors that can affect speeds experienced. Factors such as location, time of day, network capacity and facilities, can have an impact as well.
I hope this information has been helpful. We are here to assist you and appreciate having the opportunity to serve you.
eCare Customer Service Specialist
AT&T Business Solutions Customer Care