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Topic # 14010 11-Jun-2007 10:21
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I have a question about HSDPA and using it in conjunction with my Nokia N95. Is HSDPA automatically used when I am browsing Vodafone Live etc using the browser on my phone? It doesnt appear to be any faster than other non-HSDPA capable phone. I am wondering if HSDPA is only used if I use the phone as a modem for my PC to get a connection to the Internet. I have "High speed packet access" set to "Enabled" in the packet data settings under Tools on the phone.

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  Reply # 74260 11-Jun-2007 11:12
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You don't need HSDPA to browse Vodafone Live (the pages are so small)

If a Full music track is downloaded thats when HSDPA would work 

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Reply # 74265 11-Jun-2007 12:34
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HSDPA will be used automatically when browsing Vodafone Live! and other services providing you are in a HSDPA covered area. Remember that HSDPA is not available everywhere, in which case your phone will use WCDMA, and if not available then GPRS.






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  Reply # 74266 11-Jun-2007 12:48
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All 3G sites WCDMA are HSDPA




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  Reply # 74267 11-Jun-2007 12:51
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Thx for that - I thought that was the case. I have tried in 2 areas that have Vodafone 'broadband' coverage according to their coverage maps (one of which is Auckland CBD). I wonder why I dont notice any difference in loading pages on Vodafone Live? I wonder if HSDPA can be enabled on a customer/SIM basis and is only done if you subscribe to one of their data plans? - I am just using the casual data rates.

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Reply # 74272 11-Jun-2007 13:07
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Please read my first post this answers why the pages don't seem quicker

I also wonder about bandwidth off the live server


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Reply # 74280 11-Jun-2007 13:26
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  Reply # 74286 11-Jun-2007 13:39
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freitasm: Johnr, are you absolutely really sure that all WCDMA sites are HSDPA? This is not what we are told.



Johnr is correct - all WCDMA sites are HSDPA, and have been for many months.

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Reply # 74288 11-Jun-2007 13:41
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Good to know then. Next thing is if you are not getting HSDPA speeds then you are on GPRS (arghhhh) reception area.





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Reply # 74294 11-Jun-2007 14:11
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freitasm: Johnr, are you absolutely really sure that all WCDMA sites are HSDPA? This is not what we are told.



Yes %110 sure

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