Just done a quick check
and it looks like every HTC since mid 2009 supports UMTS900.
O2 has begun sending HSPA 3G through the 900MHz band, using it to up the capacity of its 3G service The 900MHz band was originally earmarked for GSM usage, but in January comms watchdog Ofcom gave O2 the go-ahead to route UMTS/WCDMA traffic through the band. That, O2 said today, could give it 50 per cent more data transfer …
I have seen 3G on my N71 all in all twice while on O2 network within the last 2 years. At best - a few channels of Edge, usually just GPRS (Cambridge, Ipswich and London).
Compared to that in the "wild wastelands" of Bulgaria with a Mobiltel SIM it goes to 3G every time you use data.
Same here - central belt of Scotland. Next to zero coverage, unless you're in the centre of Glasgow or Edinburgh and only in the open air - don't use it inside a building. There are rumours of 3G in Falkrik as well, but who knows.
So yeah - 30%. Wonderful. (rolls eyes).
... I had 4 out of 5 bars of 3G goodness on a HTC Desire at the top of a 1600ft 'mountain' on Harris (Outer Hebrides), but absolutely nothing at all back down in Tarbert waiting for the ferry. Must have been on a line of sight to a tower over the sea on Skye - which itself isn't bad given the distance. Mobile broadband out there seems to favour the sheep...
Total b******cks. I live and work in the M25. I have a big round non-3G logo in my Iphone status indicating I'm getting dial-up speeds. In fact the more I look at it, the more it looks like a big fat zero which is way too close to reality for me to laugh.
FIX THE REST OF THE NETWORK AS WELL PLEASE OTHERWISE HELLO VODAFONE.
Seconded. I can't get a reliable 3G signal at work in central London, SE1 - and I can't even get a phone signal at home in Enfield. If they can't get normal coverage in densely populated areas that are well served by other carriers, then this bandwidth upgrade is not much to shout about.
I feel for you mate but for the love of everything that's holy do not switch to Vodafone.
Their coverage is like a scattering of hotspots all over London. If you ever find an area with decent coverage you do get impressive speeds, but that's f--k all use when 80% of the time you're stuck on GPRS in the middle of a dead zone as I always seem to be.
O2 has appalling latency on everything, not just DNS, caught it taking 30+ sec to *start* rendering pages last week. Complete waste of time expanding the radio coverage if the stupid sods forget to upgrade the backhaul infrastructure.
Getting tired of having no signal indoors in most of the city and GPRS speeds even where I get 4 bars of HSDPA. Now I'll (eventually) get better signal but bet I won't get better data.
Really glad I bought WiFi capable phones, cause O2 don't do data in any meaningful way.
This may be a coincidence, but ran a number of speed tests on my iPhone 4 last week and averaged about 1.53Mb/s down and 1.04Mb/s up. Today I'm getting an average of around 2.28Mb/s down and 1.16Mb/s up.
Still doesn't help safari/email etc randomly not connecting to remote servers for no reason even in a 5 bar signal area.
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