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    Default HSPA Coming to Six Cities By Year's End

    iPhone 3GS users, among other AT&T subscribers with HSPA-capable phones, should see a speed bump by the end of the year... but only if you're in one of 6 cities scheduled for the rollout: Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles and Miami are slated for the upgrade this year.

    HSPA 7.2 (7.2 Mb/s High-Speed Packet Access, which is an amalgam of the separate protocols High-Speed Download Packet Access and High-Speed Upload Packet Access) will allow - on paper -iPhone 3GS users to download at 7.2Mbps. Actual speeds will, of course, vary by usage and connection quality, but the use of better modulation schemes should boost performance significantly. In addition, improved protocols for retransmission and link utilization will increase capacity in the existing network, which has been notably struggling to keep up with increased usage.

    AT&T plans to have HSPA running in 25 cities by the end of 2010, and in 90% of its current 3G service area by the end of the following year.

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    NYC?? Hello?

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    What, the nations capitol is not on the list for this year?

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    I'm sure there will be TNG iPhone out before it hits the majority of us, which means my 3G S will still be relevant, thankfully.

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    wow, this kind of announcement makes me want to come back to AT&T.... maybe ;-)

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    90% of the current 3G market by 2011? How about finishing the 3G market so everyone else can have 3G at least. I work in an area that will never see 3G let alone HSPA. 3G is nice at home, but reverting to Edge at work is a killer.

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    i wonder how the 3GS is going to perform with this new founded speed. i hope that at&t rolls out these updates soon, so that we can start seeing real world speeds and see what it can really do.

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    Lol by the time they are done with that we'll probably see 2 new iPhones
    that might not even run on 3g

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    Miami, woot.

    in other thoughts... i can see 3GS' just melting away once this gets rolled out. things get so heated.

    i better get a headstart and patend my very own clothe iron app.

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    Such a slow process. Some people will have to wait over 2 years to get this upgrade in their market.

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    That's nice. It's a shame that AT&T can push out 7.2mbps on a phone, but can't offer MMS or tethering when any other carrier can. For shame, for shame AT&T.

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    D-Town in tha hizzouse!

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    Orlando! Gimme Gimme Gimme!
    This is getting a lil' ridiculous...

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    They need to fix and put up 3G in my area. How can they upgrade to 4G or whatever they want to call it and never touch other area's in PA that need 3G. lol

    Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
    Such a slow process. Some people will have to wait over 2 years to get this upgrade in their market.

    We haven't gotten 3G yet here lol.
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    Wow! I bet they will have it in all of the other 25 cities just in time for the new 3GS+ iPhone rolling out next year!

    Apple and AT&T are really playing us.......... I will wait for atleast 2 more generations before buying any more crap! By then, I might just have another competitors phone (that meets its promised expectations the first time).

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    That is nice for then. But what they gonna do about all the dropped called i been experiencing lately.

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    I want 4G/wimax not 3Gay..
    AlwaysT&T late..

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    By the time AT&T gets this done we will have switched over to other carriers. Apple knows that AT&T is killing them , more carriers to choose from will happen within a year. AT&T had a golden opportunity and they blew it.
    I don't drink kool-Aid, I don't join cults.
    This is why I break out in cold sweat going to Apple retail store.

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    Wow high speed connection as fast as home but on a mobile! DAMN!

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    useless info except for marketing purposes. just wait till they generate more throttling policies.

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