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T-Mobile upgrades data network to 7.2Mbps

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T-Mobile upgrades data network to 7.2Mbps
You weren't expecting to run that nice new Nexus One on T-Mobile's old data network, were you? Along with the release of the Google phone, T-Mobile announced that their network as been fully upgraded to allow faster 7.2Mbps peek download speeds, up from 3.6Mbps. This is a shot to AT&T's recent announcement that they have only upgraded their tower's software to support 7.2Mbps, but the hardware backbone upgrades won't be completed until the end of the year. Let us know what speeds you are getting on your T-Mobile phone and if you notice a difference.

source: PhoneScoop via Engadget


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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:44

1. Rhetoric (Posts: 74; Member since: 25 Jul 2009)


YAY, more theorycraft! Give us real numbers Telcos, not the labratory magic ones.

posted on 06 Jan 2010, 15:00

2. Legacystar (Posts: 131; Member since: 31 Dec 2009)


can att really advertise they have the fastest network now? won't that be a false claim?

posted on 06 Jan 2010, 16:29

4. omarc26 (Posts: 357; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


i agree with u at&t should not make those commercials anymore...

posted on 06 Jan 2010, 17:30

7. deschats (Posts: 193; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


honestly, i dont think anyone can say anything anymore. sprint says its reliable, but i used to get dropped calls all the time. at&t says its fastest, but im on verizon and its faster. verizon has a good network, but prices are a bit steep for some..

posted on 06 Jan 2010, 16:28

3. Rhetoric (Posts: 74; Member since: 25 Jul 2009)


On paper it's a false clam, but T-Mobile currently doesn't have the architecture to even support those speeds on their network. Hell, AT&T barely does as evidenced by the issues their users are having. It's all advertising, all 4 of the carriers.

posted on 06 Jan 2010, 16:34

5. omarc26 (Posts: 357; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


ya i know.. o does anyone know when we will get video calling????

posted on 06 Jan 2010, 17:22

6. remixfa (Posts: 13910; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


sure they do, its just tuning of the network. u dont think the towers that they installed 8 months ago were hsdpa capable? its a software upgrade. ATT is doing software and hardware upgrades.. which is why its taking longer.

posted on 06 Jan 2010, 22:16

8. BlackberryUser (Posts: 609; Member since: 26 Jun 2009)


You also have to have the backbone of internet to be distributed.

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