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How fast is 3G?

Discussion in 'Networking and Wireless' started by HTWingNut, Feb 7, 2010.

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  1. HTWingNut

    HTWingNut Mostly Harmless...

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    Out of curiosity, how fast is 3G, really, and why is it called 3G?
     
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    3G is just a short name for a wide variety of technologies. You're sort of asking how fast a V6 engine is.

    It's called 3G because it's the 3rd generation of wide area networks.
     
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    above gprs and edge ... below 3.5G / hsdpa ..not really that fast.
    hsdpa is my recommended minimum speed
     
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    My phone flashes 3.5G whenever I'm connected to AT&T net, so I am assuming that's HSDPA? Either way it's still not that fast.
     
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    of course, it's mobile broadband .. the fastest by now is 4G, but I'm sure it's not available everywhere yet.

    the speed.. I think 3G is 2Mbps and hsdpa 7.2Mbps in most modems.. cmiiw
     
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    there moving to 7 or 8 gbs on the 4g
     
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    Who has 4g ?
    what city are they in ?
    when wil Att get 4g ?
    or which company has ?
     
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    now that's a lot of questions LOL
    but believe me, most of the new technologies start in japan :D
     
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    I'm pretty sure Sprint has 4G.
     
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    Sprints 4G is wimax in cooperation with Clear.
     
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