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HSPA+ Multiflow will double speeds and make an appearance at MWC

0. phoneArena posted on 20 Feb 2012, 11:28

Nokia Siemens Networks has announced that it will be showing off the next step in HSPA+ technology at the Mobile World Congress next week in Barcelona. The tech has been dubbed "HSPA+ Multiflow", which will...

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posted on 20 Feb 2012, 11:32

1. tward291 (Posts: 559; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)

i believe this is tmobile best bet in terms of advancement of hspa i dont see lte in there 2 to 3 year future

posted on 20 Feb 2012, 12:06 4

2. SGSII (Posts: 53; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)

This will kill LTE. I believe that it will.

posted on 20 Feb 2012, 12:08 2

3. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

YES! LTE-advanced speeds, minus the battery drain, and on magenta!

posted on 20 Feb 2012, 12:50 3

4. simplyj (Posts: 406; Member since: 23 Dec 2009)

jesus, so 3g was better than 4g this whole time? awesome!!

posted on 20 Feb 2012, 14:10 1

5. flopjoke (Posts: 42; Member since: 05 Jan 2012)

Same "3G" awesomeness at twice the speed and lower battery brain than LTE. Yup, I like it.

posted on 20 Feb 2012, 14:17 3

6. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)

Does this mean tmo will get better phones, especially wp?

posted on 20 Feb 2012, 15:07 4

7. thephoneguy92 (Posts: 191; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)

This is awesome to hear. Everyone screaming at T-Mobile for not adopting LTE should feel very dumb right now.

posted on 20 Feb 2012, 16:12 1

8. medicci37 (Posts: 1331; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)

Won't be available until at least mid 2012. & even though I live in the B/Washington area I averaged about 1.5 mbs on tmo's so called 4g. Thats pathetic. Switched to Verizon in dec. & just use 3g when trying to conserve battery.

posted on 20 Feb 2012, 17:36 3

9. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2707; Member since: 26 May 2011)

even worse, this won't be available until mid 2013.

T-Mo "4G" is definitely slower, but that's what you get for the price. Around Boston and NYC best I've seen is about 6-8Mbps, but usually its closer to around 3-4Mbps.

Still, a comparable Verizon plan (2 person family plan with messaging, data, and mobile hotspot) would be about $70 more per month and I'd have to be on a contract, so that makes T-Mo worth it for me.

posted on 20 Feb 2012, 22:17

10. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

im on tmo's monthly4g. $30/month, all i can eat 4g. in my area i average 8-12mbps.

posted on 20 Feb 2012, 23:50 1

11. Forsaken77 (Posts: 553; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)

So each phone will connect to 2 towers simultaneously? Yeah... it gives you double the bandwidth but it's also doubling NETWORK TRAFFIC!! Doesn't anyone else see that? Instead of 6 million phone connections on the towers, you'll have 12 million phones having to be supported all at the same time. Hope they have plans to deal with that being spectrum is so scarce.

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