Several phone providers claim to have the highest Internet speed around. This time we would like to turn our heads to the community and ask you, simply how fast is your Internet connection? This poll is for T-Mobile users only, and here we would like to know just how well does HSPA+ stack up against the competition? Poll will be open for a month, so please hurry and run a speed test on your mobile device. If you’re and Android user, we recommend a cross-platform tool called “speedtest”, and for Windows and Blackberry users www.mobilespeedtest.com will do the job.
As sensational as it may sound, but a 3.23 Mb/s download rate has been recorded on T-Mobile’s newly upgraded HSPA network in Los Angeles! Today, during a routine network test, on my Nokia N900, I have noticed an apparent speed bump. Conducting a test, using www.speedtest.net site services, it was reveled that download and upload speeds on the above mentioned operator’s network, have considerably grown. The result of the speed test was shocking. Up to this point, nothing, except for Sprint’s 4G network test results, sounded as shocking and pleasing as this. 3.23 MB/s was the reading on the screen after several runs. I will refrain from further speculations about the planned upgrade. However, it was recently said that T-Mobile will gradually upgrade it’s HSPA coverage to be able to stay on the competitive edge. And now, s bit later, we come to a conclusion that “big magenta” lives up to its promises. It seems like the upgrade begins to cover select areas of Los Angeles Merto region. Based on this example, I have experienced a speed bump of about 2.0 Mb/s, which represents an about 200% bump from before. Please note that the same test has been conducted on myTouch 3G and HTC HD2, using www.mobilespeedtest.com service, and the results were 1.1 Mb/s and 1.27 Mb/s respectively. Perhaps, at the present moment, Nokia N900 is the only device, compatible with high speed HSPA (see the 3.5G icon in the status bar). For that, I’ve consulted the specs sheet for Nokia N900 on www.nokia.com, which indicated a 10.0 Mb/s maximum down-link capability. Make your own conclusions and share your personal thoughts and experiences below. The video of the test is provided below. Enjoy!