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Old 01-15-2010, 04:21 AM
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Re: Coming to the United States?

Originally Posted by p-slim View Post
Dude you keep talking about hardware limitations but tmobile specifically states any 3g phone you bought in 2009 and obviously any phone that hasn't come out yet is backwards compatible with hspa+. Can you not read? quoted directly from tmobile,

"T-Mobile is the first carrier to launch the even faster HSPA+ in the U.S. While other carriers talk about 4G plans and the promise of compatible devices, T-Mobile will speed ahead with HSPA+ deployments across the bulk of its 3G footprint in 2010, delivering 3-5 times the speeds of today’s 3G. And the best thing about the HSPA+ upgrade is that it’s backward compatible, so that T-Mobile myTouch 3G or another 3G-enabled device you bought in 2009…it’s getting faster in 2010."

I hope you can understand plain english, those are not the limitations that you see on the website, those are the european limitations. Read this thread again. In plain english its says you will get faster in 2010 on ANY OTHER 3G ENABLED DEVICE PURCHASED IN 2009 OR LATER.

Let me explain this "backwards compatibility" to you. Let's say you buy a laptop with a wireless a/b/g adapter and you connect it to your work's wi-fi, which is a G router. All is well and you're humming along at 54mbps. Now next year, your company upgrades the G router to an N router (which is capable of 108bps) and they assure you that this is router is backwards compatible with your old laptop. Do you think your laptop will suddenly be able to receive data at 108mbps? NO it will not. It will however, be able to internally max out it's 54mbps easier than before because of the fatter pipes so to speak.

This is the EXACT SAME situation. Your company's router represents T-Mobile's current network and your laptop represents your phone.

Just sit back and let those synapses fire and give those neurons a bit of a workout, you'll get there.
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