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    Is anyone using T-mobile 3G service in New York or Chicago. Is it much an improvement over EDGE? If yes what phone are you using?


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    Re: T-mobile 3G service

    Being in Colorado, I can't say anything directly, since they don't have it here yet (Yay for just being a test bed for home phone service VoIP! 9.99/month unlimited nationwide calls? Bye Vonage!).

    However...

    3G == Much faster than EDGE (2.5G) across the airwaves.
    But...
    Does your phone SUPPORT 3G? That is the question. If your phone does not support 3G, you will not notice any increase in speed whatsoever.



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    Re: T-mobile 3G service

    I am one of the few have data card sold from Stelera Wireless, which supports AWS HSDPA
    usually I get up to 1Mbps, page loading is fast like DSL at home



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    Re: T-mobile 3G service

    i just switched from t mobile to att and that was a bad choice..the new iphone 3g..haha..i cant even activate it cause there 3g network is messed up because of it..i envy you guys



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    Re: T-mobile 3G service

    I did a quick comparison test between my friends AT&T iPhone (3G) and my Samsung g810 (T-Mobile EDGE). No stats, unscientific page load, but hands-down the clear winner was AT&T from our quick comparison.

    My BB, Motorola, Nokia, and Wing purchased in the past year from T-Mobile weren't 3G capable (I have this never ending phone upgrading obsession) I suspect the majority of phones in user hands aren't.

    Oddly enough, though my last phone (n95-3) and current were rated the same for 2.5 networks, the Nokia seemed to be alot faster. I'm still getting used to the Samsung, so perhaps a few weeks of use will clear that up.

    Unfortunately for me, my phone isn't compatible with US 3G networks, so I'll need to get North American version if Samsung brings it stateside.



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    T-Mobile mass market 3G launch in October

    don't have other mass launch markets in hand
    but they'll launch in October
    it's about time to save money to grab either SE TM506 or Android device
    T-Mobile USA accelerating 3g rollout



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    Re: T-mobile 3G service

    Quote Originally Posted by Ellen View Post
    I must be missing something here, because I fail to see how doing a comparison of one phone with AT&T that is using their 3G service, against a T-Mobile phone that is using EDGE service, would provide a fair comparison between the two networks.....
    So true! To clarify (and somewhat of a segway from Crank's comments), my friend was having difficulties with the iPhone streaming data, i.e. the connection wasn't as fast as it should have been. The test was to more or less to see if he was actually getting better speeds than my phone.

    Even with a perceived slow connection, it was much faster than EDGE. Wasn't a comparison so much of who's network was faster in a head-head.



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    Re: T-mobile 3G service

    Quote Originally Posted by msho View Post
    So true! To clarify (and somewhat of a segway from Crank's comments), my friend was having difficulties with the iPhone streaming data, i.e. the connection wasn't as fast as it should have been. The test was to more or less to see if he was actually getting better speeds than my phone.

    Even with a perceived slow connection, it was much faster than EDGE. Wasn't a comparison so much of who's network was faster in a head-head.
    perhaps there're not many users this time
    T-Mobile HSDPA is a lot better than ATT in NYC
    currently ATT is suffering "under-provisioning" problem, 3G performance degraded
    by my real experience
    I get up to 1Mbps with T-Mobile HSDPA (with data card)
    and up to 600kbps with ATT (with CU500 tethered with USB)



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ellen View Post
    greenblood, just out of curiosity, are your speed tests being done at the same location? Thanks.....
    at home
    Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows CE; IEMobile 7.7)



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    it's official now, Oct 1st mass market 3G launch

    TmoNews Blog Archive T-mobile 3G launching on October 1st
    look at the internal flyer
    "are you ready"
    I say: if you have decent 3G devices, we are surely



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