So, T-Mobile is rolling out HSPA+ to a ton of their customers. If you’re unfamiliar with what HSPA+ is let me give you a short description. It’s basically 3G.5. It’s not technically 4G but the speeds can rival any 4G network out there, and T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network does just that. In fact, when they release their G2 phone next month, it will be capable of downloads of up to 14.4 mbps. That’s freaking blazing fast and no other wireless carrier has speeds that even come close to that. All this being said, every android phone that T-Mobile has put out is capable of reaping the benefits of this faster 3G network. My Samsung Vibrant will be able to get speeds up to 7.2 mpbs once the network is rolled out here in Phoenix. Now, it’s not technically live here in PHX but let me give you some information that I’ve been seeing over the past few days.
At work – Full Bars – Download Speeds
Test1 – 4335
Test2 – 5210
Test3 – 5662
Test4 – 5014
Test5 – 5512
Average Download Speed is 5.146 mbps
At home, just 6 miles away, I’m averaging 1.7 mbps which is typical for 3G. Hopefully this means that T-Mobile is close to turning on HPSA+ for the entire PHX metro area! I’m so excited!