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T-Mobile's Galaxy S 4G challenges the iPhone to a $1000 wireless speed battle

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T-Mobile's Galaxy S 4G challenges the iPhone to a $1000 wireless speed battle
In an effort to promote its 4G wireless network and to grab the attention of iPhone aficionados, T-Mobile is setting up an unusual challenge this weekend. If you live in the Seattle area and you own an iPhone, you are officially invited to bring it to any of the participating locations and attempt to beat the Samsung Galaxy S 4G in a download speed test. The reward? You will instantly become a thousand dollars richer.

T-Mobile's Samsung Galaxy S 4G seems to have the upper hand in this battle since in theory, with its 21 Mbps HSPA+ connectivity, it can easily outrun AT&T and Verizon iPhones alike, which are limited by their 7.2 Mbps 3G radios. That explains, of course, why such a hefty prize is at stake and why T-Mobile is so confident in the capabilities of its wireless network. Nevertheless, it wouldn't cost you anything to give it a try. If you feel that the planets and stars will align in your favor, grab your iPhone and pay a visit to any of these venues:

  • Downtown Seattle
  • Factoria Village (formerly Loehmann’s Plaza)
  • Bellevue Square
  • Redmond Town Center
  • Aurora Ave. N. & 135th St.
  • 45th & Stone Way
  • NW 85th St. & 15th Ave. NW
  • Lake City Way NE & NE 125th
  • Bothell & 208th St.
  • Northgate Mall

The speed challenge promo starts tomorrow, April 29, and ends on Sunday, May 1, and if you manage to grab the $1000 by beating T-Mobile's Galaxy S 4G with your iPhone, do not forget to share it with us in the comments!

source: T-Mobile via Digital Trends

T-Mobile's Galaxy S 4G challenges the iPhone to a $1000 wireless speed battle

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posted on 28 Apr 2011, 10:13 4

1. daniel_bargs (Posts: 323; Member since: 27 Nov 2010)


t-mobile will win. ipod touch wont work on 3G network

posted on 28 Apr 2011, 10:29 4

2. yougotkilled1 (Posts: 167; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)


No way an iPhone will win=P

posted on 28 Apr 2011, 14:16 2

6. iwebdroidberry7 (Posts: 230; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


Or any other 3G phone for that matter.

posted on 28 Apr 2011, 11:03 3

3. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


if only steve jobs would allow HSPA in his phone.. oh wait.. he still wouldnt have a chance as ATT's "4g" is roughly a quarter of tmobiles max of 42. :)

posted on 28 Apr 2011, 11:22 3

4. jogutier (Posts: 324; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


The question should be.....Why doesn't Steve Jobs make an LTE 4G Verizon iPhone and that would win my $1000 CHA CHING. LOL

posted on 28 Apr 2011, 21:07

11. JordanCox (Posts: 21; Member since: 17 Apr 2011)


Excuse me but who is T-mobile getting bought out by? Oh yeah that's right, At&t. Haha.

posted on 28 Apr 2011, 12:23 4

5. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


they probably chose locations where their network speeds peak out while AT&T's has a crappy signal soooo..almost everywhere. xD

here's what you do though, you take a LTE MiFI and have it connected to your iPhone, easy money.

posted on 28 Apr 2011, 18:19

8. gaby1451 (Posts: 113; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


Yeah good luck with that MiFi stunt since you're iPhone will show it's connected to it through Wifi.

posted on 28 Apr 2011, 19:09 1

9. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


take jokes much?

posted on 28 Apr 2011, 15:14 3

7. downphoenix (Posts: 2302; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


what would be awesome is if their network just suddenly craps out on them during this promotion.

posted on 28 Apr 2011, 19:25

10. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Att and t-mobile are supposedly merging and T-Mobile is having fun f*cking with att. like this, gettting better phones, dissing on the iphone, lowering plan pricing and updating its towers, so when att gets tmobile they have to put up with Expensive phone exchanges, bad iphone reputation(already), deal with grandfathering old tmo plans and turn off hspa towers at 21 or 42 off because they need that spectrum for Lte but its pricy. :) Come on T-Mobile sabotage that pathetic company be4 it eats you. :D

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