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  • AT&T Doubling 3G Speed (And SEXTUPLING Soon)


    AT&T is doing some big network upgrades. The current 3G cap on the AT&T network is 3.6 megabits per second - that'd be increasing to 7.2 Mb/s. They're doing software upgrades at all the base stations to get this boost.

    HSPA (the technology behind AT&T's "3G" network) can be pushed to 14.4 MB/s - but due to technical issues and the readiness of HSPA+ (call it 4G), AT&T will be skipping over that upgrade to move their network to full on 4G HSPA+ later this year. That's speeds of up to 21 Mb/s, nearly 6 times what they've currently got.

    This could be the "significantly faster internet speeds" rumored to be coming on the new iPhones rolling out this June.

    With the rumors of Apple gearing up for a slightly larger touchscreen device, plus this new high-speed network... and the addition of HD content in iTunes Store as well as HD iPhone video output in upcoming models... streaming media is getting so much better.

    I have a feeling Sling.app and Hulu.app are going to be my favorite apps.

    telephonyonline via MacRumors
    This article was originally published in forum thread: AT&T Doubling 3G Speed (And SEXTUPLING Soon) started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 89 Comments
    1. JStraitiff's Avatar
      JStraitiff -
      WHAT DID I SAY ???

      4G capable iphone... its gunna happen
    1. shinerbocksi's Avatar
      shinerbocksi -
      Oh yeah. Maybe they will link it with U-Verse as well.
    1. r1994augusto's Avatar
      r1994augusto -
      definitively AT&T is the best network out there!
    1. n00neimp0rtant's Avatar
      n00neimp0rtant -
      Quote Originally Posted by him121213 View Post
      WHAT DID I SAY ???

      4G capable iphone... its gunna happen
      Well yeah, it's not like Apple's going to EVER stop making new iPhones! =]
      Quote Originally Posted by r1994augusto View Post
      definitively AT&T is the best network out there!
      Well, I'll agree they are first with premium cellular connections development, but their prices are WAY too high. I like paying $6 for full Internet on T-Mobile.
    1. 96hondaex's Avatar
      96hondaex -
      Luckily my contract has been over with tmobile. I am waiting until the release of the new iphone and see if at&t can convince me to join them.
    1. elsgk2's Avatar
      elsgk2 -
      Dang!!!

      I'm remeniscing about those dial-up days. 56k??? my kids are gonna say what!!!
    1. ifonemaniac's Avatar
      ifonemaniac -
      wait...what about sexting?
    1. bteamer's Avatar
      bteamer -
      ^ lewl. I was about to say the exact same thing
    1. bschucher's Avatar
      bschucher -
      Quote Originally Posted by elsgk2 View Post
      Dang!!!

      I'm remeniscing about those dial-up days. 56k??? my kids are gonna say what!!!
      56k?? How but 14.4?? LOL
    1. jaredb03's Avatar
      jaredb03 -
      How about they work on getting 3g coverage on more than about 15-20% of the US. the closet 3g coverage to me is about 100 miles away. Lame
    1. IvanPK's Avatar
      IvanPK -
      Quote Originally Posted by jaredb03 View Post
      How about they work on getting 3g coverage on more than about 15-20% of the US. the closet 3g coverage to me is about 100 miles away. Lame
      I've only not gotten 3G coverage at a rural farm... weird. :P
    1. kemar7856's Avatar
      kemar7856 -
      whats this gonna cost u at&t customers
    1. Dash-2's Avatar
      Dash-2 -
      This speed is gonna be amazing!

      The bill, not so much. =D
    1. sn0ws's Avatar
      sn0ws -
      I'd be happy with the upgrades to 3g.. Instead of upgrading to a signal that 99 percent of phones out there right now can't receive.. typical sales motivated technological upgrades that are gonna come back to bite ATT...

      Even though I am deep within the dark orange of 3G map and most of my travels are as well, I do with they would spread the 3g out more and double the speeds
    1. wisecat74's Avatar
      wisecat74 -
      Sorry guys, how do I create a new post (thread)?
    1. NeoNightmareX's Avatar
      NeoNightmareX -
      Quote Originally Posted by elsgk2 View Post
      Dang!!!

      I'm remeniscing about those dial-up days. 56k??? my kids are gonna say what!!!
      Oh geez. I remember dial-up. The noises were ear piercing, but it was worth it to go on AOL and talk with my friends. lol

      Anyway, I was wondering how long it would take AT&T to talk about ramping up their internet connections ever since I saw a commercial for Sprint's upcoming 4G network. Competition like this will only benefit the consumer.
    1. ALL DAY's Avatar
      ALL DAY -
      Quote Originally Posted by him121213 View Post
      WHAT DID I SAY ???

      4G capable iphone... its gunna happen
      Technology evolving? No way, who would have thought...
    1. gameviper's Avatar
      gameviper -
      Quote Originally Posted by ALL DAY View Post
      Technology evolving? No way, who would have thought...
      lol
    1. ForumSnoBorderRK's Avatar
      ForumSnoBorderRK -
      wow. this is going to be just absolutely ridiculous.
    1. M4tt Dam0n's Avatar
      M4tt Dam0n -
      Wow I really hope Rogers does the same in Canada.