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  • AT&T Stepping up their 3G Game
    My biggest gripe with AT&T and the iphone was speed. When i switched from an iphone to a HTC 8925 or as AT&T calls it the "Tilt" i was blown away how fast it was. The 3G alone was decent speed but the new standard is HSDPA and HSUPA. It isnt available everywhere but the areas it is, boy is it sweet. Here is some info from a news article that made me make this post:

    AT&T has announced that it will have completed a country wide rollout of its HSUPA 3G service by the end of June. We're guessing that a little voice from Cupertino might have been hurrying AT&T along. You know, just like AT&T boosted EDGE speeds last year on the iPhone's launch day
    The network offers theoretical speeds of 1.4 Mbps down and 800Kbps up

    Source: AT&T Confirms High Speed Rollout In Time For iPhone 2.0 | Gadget Lab from Wired.com
    This article was originally published in forum thread: AT&T Stepping up their 3G Game started by .:MirrorminD:. View original post
    Comments 44 Comments
    1. .:MirrorminD:.'s Avatar
      .:MirrorminD:. -
      Quote Originally Posted by erix920 View Post
      3G wouldn't cost more in the data plan, you could basically put your SIM card in another 3G phone and have unlimited access. Am I right?
      Yes you are correct
    1. rusty778's Avatar
      rusty778 -
      alright! 3G is pretty much all over my city. Goodbye Edge I will miss you(in a kind of nostalgic, way think old cars)
    1. tattoojack's Avatar
      tattoojack -
      damn apple and their awesome technology!
    1. cheekydevil1234's Avatar
      cheekydevil1234 -
      Ha Ha Ha, we have over 7mps at the moment along with target landline speeds of over 40mbps by next year. Over the past 18 months every provider has been trying to shut edge down. I am looking forward to getting a 3g here in Australia as we have been on 3g networks for the past 5 to 6 years at least.
      One day the USA will catch up to us when it comes to I.T
    1. croix's Avatar
      croix -
      I know this is probably a dumb question, but, for those of us that have the old iphones from last year, we won't have 3G will we?
    1. cheekydevil1234's Avatar
      cheekydevil1234 -
      Quote Originally Posted by croix View Post
      I know this is probably a dumb question, but, for those of us that have the old iphones from last year, we won't have 3G will we?
      No you will not, it is hardware not software. As like me I will get rid of my over the "edge" phone and get a 3G one
    1. croix's Avatar
      croix -
      As would I but unfortunately I can't afford another phone just for a speed upgrade *sigh*
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      You know it's weird but I think EDGE knows 3G is coming because for the last 2 weeks or so it has been consistently fast (as fast as EDGE can go) and I've had little to no timeouts.
    1. croix's Avatar
      croix -
      Quote Originally Posted by Happy Noodle Boy View Post
      You know it's weird but I think EDGE knows 3G is coming because for the last 2 weeks or so it has been consistently fast (as fast as EDGE can go) and I've had little to no timeouts.
      I've noticed a slight increase too. But mine still has its moments.
      & I know i'm probably dreaming with this one, but I wish apple would be like, hey, give us a hundred bucks and we'll 3G your iphone. But alas, tis but a dream.
    1. gavko's Avatar
      gavko -
      i called att coz i have pick your plan unlimited data plan there and i wanted to know if it will work as 3g on 3g phone and technical care told me that unlimited data plan works at all data services att has. so it appears there will be no upgrades, no price raising.
    1. .:MirrorminD:.'s Avatar
      .:MirrorminD:. -
      Quote Originally Posted by Happy Noodle Boy View Post
      You know it's weird but I think EDGE knows 3G is coming because for the last 2 weeks or so it has been consistently fast (as fast as EDGE can go) and I've had little to no timeouts.
      You are right EDGE has been getting a little bit faster in certain areas. AT&T has been upgrading their EDGE network as well

      @gavko - you are right, they wont be any charges for using 3G, but you will notice the new iphone will drop down to EDGE when you lose your 3G service, its kind of like a fail safe. So instead of losing your signal it will try EDGE first
    1. A Retired Mod's Avatar
      A Retired Mod -
      Quote Originally Posted by .:MirrorminD:. View Post
      You are right EDGE has been getting a little bit faster in certain areas. AT&T has been upgrading their EDGE network as well

      @gavko - you are right, they wont be any charges for using 3G, but you will notice the new iphone will drop down to EDGE when you lose your 3G service, its kind of like a fail safe. So instead of losing your signal it will try EDGE first
      ^^^I have noticed the boost in speed......
    1. laz305's Avatar
      laz305 -
      They can stick 3G where the sun don't shine, just give me A2DP (Bluetooth Stereo) and I'll be fine.
    1. A Retired Mod's Avatar
      A Retired Mod -
      Quote Originally Posted by laz305 View Post
      They can stick 3G where the sun don't shine, just give me A2DP (Bluetooth Stereo) and I'll be fine.
      That would be real nice....
    1. gavko's Avatar
      gavko -
      oh now thats very true
    1. goodgod102's Avatar
      goodgod102 -
      @cheekydevil1234,

      We still don't have a proper 3G network in Australia. Its a step up from the GSM network we have but it still lacks some major features that would make it a proper 3G network. While we have a slight advantage with our mobile networks at the moment, Americas communications industry as a whole is far more advanced than Australias. We rely on a copper backbone for all of our internet that seriously restricts speeds available to us. We have fibre trunks connecting us to the US, the UK and Asia that could potentially allow for 1000mbps personal internet connections if it weren't for the copper network we rely on. The US uses a mixture of copper networks and fibre networks that is far better than ours.
    1. jiggajuggawugga's Avatar
      jiggajuggawugga -
      GAHHH. i just checked the coverage map and i live in Vero Beach, Florida. The 3g network doesn't cover where i live, but it does cover like 20-30 miles south of me. Does that mean i'll have no service? i'm pissed because its not like i live in the country, its pretty populated!
    1. .:MirrorminD:.'s Avatar
      .:MirrorminD:. -
      Quote Originally Posted by jiggajuggawugga View Post
      GAHHH. i just checked the coverage map and i live in Vero Beach, Florida. The 3g network doesn't cover where i live, but it does cover like 20-30 miles south of me. Does that mean i'll have no service? i'm pissed because its not like i live in the country, its pretty populated!
      No you'll still have service. If 3G isn't in your area than you will be using their EDGE network. If you are out and about and within a 3G area than the phone should switch automatically
    1. RaXavier69's Avatar
      RaXavier69 -
      any news on the navi chip? will it cost more to have it like in nokia's?
    1. sn0ws's Avatar
      sn0ws -
      U.S needs to catch up in there I.T. Department for sure.. I mean look where where all the big company's come from like microsoft, oh wait, i mean google, noo apple, noo damn what big IT companys do u have down under? lol I might not spend the time go to google and come back with the best argument for why the US is so inferior to other countries, I'm just saying we are responsiable for much of the IT revolution so don't be so quick to put us down as inferior..

      as for the 3g phone i doubt i'll upgrade. it's just not worth it right now for me... the only thing i really would like is the new camera.. is it 5 mgpxl? anyone kno for sure?

      no hard feels about asia and austies I think you guys are just fine and congrats on being so advanced on certian area's of IT just don't talk like the US has nothing.