T-Mobile upgrades data network to 7.2Mbps

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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8 Comments

1. Rhetoric

Posts: 74; Member since: Jul 25, 2009

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

2. Legacystar

Posts: 131; Member since: Dec 31, 2009

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

4. omarc26

Posts: 360; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

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

7. deschats

Posts: 193; Member since: Jun 09, 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..

3. Rhetoric

Posts: 74; Member since: Jul 25, 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.

5. omarc26

Posts: 360; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

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

6. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

8. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

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

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