Metro New York City area says hello to T-Mobile HSPA+

Metro New York City area says hello to T-Mobile HSPA+
Today one of the grandest cities in the world, New York City, has been graced with even faster data speeds thanks to T-Mobile's HSPA+ coverage. The greater New York City metro area can now rejoice knowing that they can bask in the peppy speeds that come along with HSPA+ as there have been numerous locations that have started to offer the Rocket USB Laptop Stick. The cost of the USB stick is at a reasonable $50 after all mail-in-rebates, but its true reward can be found in the speeds found with HSPA+ which theoretically can get all the way up to 21Mbps on the down-link. So if you've been living with that slower last generation connection around the metro New York City area, then you might as well upgrade and experience the less waiting time required with T-Mobile's HSPA+. We'll see if T-Mobile will have any additional launches as it was heard that they were going to attack coastal cities first before moving into the heartland of the country,

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14 Comments

1. Homotechual

Posts: 65; Member since: Oct 27, 2009

T-Mobile is making sure their not left behind this time, now they just need to show some muscle and attack the other carriers on their commercials, T-Mobile 3G faster then Sprint 4G, kills Verizon and AT&T 3G :)

2. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Speeds are theoretical and will def not be 21Mpbs, but it should be very speedy, nonetheless.

3. VZWtrainer

Posts: 50; Member since: Jul 24, 2008

So does this mean that AT&T is no longer allowed to make the claim of America's fastest 3G network?

4. whocares

Posts: 235; Member since: Dec 19, 2009

except they are releasing the same thing so...

5. jenna_23

Posts: 145; Member since: Apr 02, 2010

i dont know if u have been reading the other post were it says about at&t hspa+ and it says it will be 14.4 mbps . which is still slower than t-mobile hspa+ which is 21 mbps . so at the end of the year when at&t supposevly finishes their hspa+ upgrade t-mobile will still be faster ..

6. omarc26

Posts: 360; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

yes i agree at the end of the year at&t will probably be the slowest network in the US. because right now at&t has been ranked the lowest all across the nation look it up those who don't believe me .... there are MANY forums out there about people complaining about slow 3G on at&t... so even if at&t does the hspa+ update its still going to be 14.4 mbps which if u ask me its still going to be slower than t-mobile's 21 mbps. right now with my t-mobile web connect rocket usb i am getting 13mbps up and 8 mbps down as we speak. i live in los angeles were there is super fast web.. now in the other hand with my at&t mercury web connect usb i am only getting 89 kbps.... which is horrible its worse than my dial up connection at work.. thats why i use the web connect rocket from t-mobile because it really is true broadband speeds.. also my friends on verizon and sprint are getting awesome speeds ... only at&t has problems because its always painfully slow and it always has problems connecting 1 minute i have 5 bars of 3G then the other minute i have 0 bars. so i think at&t has the worse network in the US.

7. jenna_23

Posts: 145; Member since: Apr 02, 2010

duh at&t is the worse network in america when it comes to broadband . there 3G network is crap when compared to t-mobile ,sprint n verizon .. at&t's 3G network is still like dial up speeds its like its the 90's all over again. .. take this from someone who fixes computers .. u want true broadband speed at&t is NOT THE WAY TO GO.. !!! u will be regretting every minute of it.. u will have wished u wud have singed on with t-mobile , verizon or sprint...... i did several speed test on miami at&t takes 3 minutes and 22 seconds to fully load myspace, t-mobile took 7 seconds to fully load myspace, verizon took 13 seconds, and sprint took 16 seconds to fully load myspace.. when i was using the laptop usb's i had 5 bars of 3G with at&t , sprint, t-mobile and verizon.. and it was ridiculous how slow and frustrating it was to use at&t . because it took ages to load web pages while the other usb sticks on the other companys took less than 20 seconds to load the same webpage....

8. whocares

Posts: 235; Member since: Dec 19, 2009

They say at least doubling. It does not give exact speeds. But it doesnt really matter when LTE phones are ready to launch they will have LTE network ready.

9. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Why the hell do you have a T-Mobile and an AT&T Braodband Card?? "...i am getting 13mbps up and 8 mbps down as we speak...with my at&t mercury web connect usb i am only getting 89 kbps..." Does this not infer you are using both at the same time???? Right...

10. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

MobileSpeedTest.com - Just now with my iPhone and Blackberry Bold: Iphone - 2 MB/Second (2051 kbps) Bold - 2.5MB/Second (2500 kbps) On a phone? Not bad at all (I'm a little surprised to see the Bold beat the iPhone - Kinda Funny!)

11. jenna_23

Posts: 145; Member since: Apr 02, 2010

i have 3 broadband cards cause i can and i want to thats why. im a computer geek and cellphone geek . and im always making speed tests in different places. ok get that in your little head.... also that speed ur getting 2.5 mb kinda slow dont u think?

12. whocares

Posts: 235; Member since: Dec 19, 2009

I have a hard time believing you know anything about technology tbh.

13. JackFace

Posts: 190; Member since: Nov 03, 2009

I've got that in my "little" head... but that's over-kill for being a geek... If you do speed tests for your job, that is more than understandable, but if you are doing it for fun, I find it kinda hard to believe. Also, 2.5 mbps is pretty real world speeds... and to be honest, with a blacjberry Bold (and its processor), anything faster probably wouldn't render as fast as it is being downloaded... so for now, No, I don't think it is kinda slow.

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