Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.



128 posts

Master Geek


Topic # 89522 4-Sep-2011 11:47 Send private message

I have a Telecom SGS1 and in the notification bar it shows when there is data transfer (the 2 little arrows).  Sometimes I see the little 3G symbol next to it but most of the time there is just the letter H, could someone explain to me that this is all about?

I know it is a 3G network which is supposed to be quick so what is the H about, and why is that what normally shows?

Create new topic
16118 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1160

Trusted
Vodafone NZ

  Reply # 516398 4-Sep-2011 11:51 Send private message

H is HSPA mobile broadband




3313 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 55

Trusted

  Reply # 516400 4-Sep-2011 11:53 Send private message

In other words, faster internet speeds than 3G:)

16118 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1160

Trusted
Vodafone NZ

  Reply # 516401 4-Sep-2011 11:55 Send private message

It should flick between 3G and H this is normal




5914 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 85

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 516403 4-Sep-2011 11:59 Send private message

Hi, they are both 3G modes, but when in H its indicated HSPA mode that is the faster mode, 3G can range in speeds from 384kb/s through to mid 2Mb/s, HSPA for which there are down and upload modes that may be in use depending on the provider and channel conditions typically and potentially can go to 7.2Mb/s although both Telecom, Vodafone and 2D have HSDPA+ rollouts that can exceed that yet again.

Cyril



128 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 516413 4-Sep-2011 12:32 Send private message

Thanks all make sense now Cool

3543 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 854

Trusted

  Reply # 516540 4-Sep-2011 18:58 Send private message

G = GPRS - Dial up speed (2G)
E = EDGE - Very slow broadband, more usable than GPRS, i think 2degrees is the only network running EDGE around the country (2G)
3G = As per above, 3G Data up to 2mbps ish
H = HSPA - High Speed Packet Access. High speed 3G data, vodafone/2degrees the phone seems to drop to 3G data when idle or in some areas (fringe coverage?), on XT it seems to just be HSPA always on.

Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:




News »

Trending now »
Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Hierarchy of a mistake: Gerry Brownlee
Created by joker97, last reply by nathan on 26-Jul-2014 04:30 (68 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


MH 17 "shot down" all dead
Created by joker97, last reply by ScuL on 24-Jul-2014 21:40 (203 replies)
Pages... 12 13 14


Geekzone giveaway: Thecus N2310 NAS
Created by freitasm, last reply by andrewbnz on 26-Jul-2014 23:24 (93 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Pursuing someone who owes money - What to do?
Created by TimA, last reply by TimA on 26-Jul-2014 17:43 (19 replies)
Pages... 2


Is chorus going to deliberately slow adsl internet down
Created by rugrat, last reply by juha on 26-Jul-2014 14:25 (54 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


What Size iphone 6 will you be buying?
Created by mattbush, last reply by myopinion on 26-Jul-2014 20:19 (35 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Vodafone business adsl line speed
Created by Escay, last reply by Escay on 26-Jul-2014 16:32 (15 replies)

Advice on Server for hosting test VMs
Created by Atlanta55, last reply by Benoire on 25-Jul-2014 19:22 (14 replies)


Geekzone Live »
Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.