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Topic # 39377 13-Aug-2009 11:15
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Hi all,

Sorry if it's a stupid question, but as Vodafone and Telecom are both about to start upgrading to HSPA+ I am wondering whether anyone knows whether any phone that operates on WCDMA 850/900/2100 etc will work on any technology on that frequency or does the actual hardware have to be cabable of HSPA+?
The reason I ask is because I have both an XT Sony Erricson W705 and a Dell Netbook on Voda, both of which seem to give fine data speeds currently, however I would like to utilise this technology, when it becomes available, if possible.

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  Reply # 245976 13-Aug-2009 11:45
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No handset or data device sold by vodafone is HSPA+



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  Reply # 246006 13-Aug-2009 13:10
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Ok so when they upgrade, they will start offering devices branded as 'HSPA+' compatible presumably?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 246057 13-Aug-2009 15:13

There are no HSPA+ devices on sale yet that I know of. Anyone seen any?

I'm reliably told it'll be early next year before it hits mass market - devices first then phones later.

We've demonstrated HSPA+ and we'll be the first country to roll out Nokia Siemens Network's HSPA+ gear.

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  Reply # 246064 13-Aug-2009 15:26
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Worries me this kind of thing. I can burn through my 240MB allowance in around 8 minutes at 3.6Mbps. I guess at 40+ Mbps I could burn through my allowance in under a minute.

I hope with 10x speeds comes 10x capacity and 10x data allowance for the same $$$.

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  Reply # 246066 13-Aug-2009 15:30

Every time Vodafone's upgraded its network it's offered the faster speed at the same price. And yeah, we're well aware that under 21Mbit/s you're going to burn through data much faster than at 7.2. Let's not even start with LTE.

Suffice it to say we will of course address data pricing for such services.

Besides, we've dropped the price of data hugely in the past year and we're not done yet. $1/10MB reset the bar and everyone (well, not Two Degrees cough cough 50c/MB cough) is playing catch up. This is a good thing I think.

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  Reply # 246157 13-Aug-2009 17:34
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PaulBrislen: There are no HSPA+ devices on sale yet that I know of. Anyone seen any?



Remember Telstra already have HSPA+ and have a single USB modem that supports up to 21Mbps.






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  Reply # 246212 13-Aug-2009 18:43
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PaulBrislen: There are no HSPA+ devices on sale yet that I know of. Anyone seen any?



Remember Telstra already have HSPA+ and have a single USB modem that supports up to 21Mbps.





Is this on their NextG network? Something like this (although + compatible) would be nice: http://www.ericssonw35.com/

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  Reply # 246215 13-Aug-2009 18:49
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sbiddle:
PaulBrislen: There are no HSPA+ devices on sale yet that I know of. Anyone seen any?



Remember Telstra already have HSPA+ and have a single USB modem that supports up to 21Mbps.





Is this on their NextG network? Something like this (although + compatible) would be nice: http://www.ericssonw35.com/


There is no reason why any of the existing 3G routers with USB support wouldn't support the Telstra stick - assuming they have support for the brand of chipset it uses.


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