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[Q] No HSPA+ or AT&T 3G support?

16th April 2011, 05:58 PM |#1  
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Hi,

Unless I'm reading something wrong on the HTC Sensation's specification page, it looks like it does not support HSPA+ or AT&T 3G bands:

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HSPA/WCDMA:

* Europe/Asia/T-Mobile US: 900/AWS/2100 MHz

Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE:

* 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

Network bands in regions other than Europe and Asia Pacific may be different, depending on the mobile operator and your location. Please check with your mobile operator.

Yet Engadget calls it the "HTC Sensation 4G" with HSPA+. There is no mention if it would support AT&Ts network as well.

The next phone I get will have to support AT&T's bands as well, as I don't want to replace it at the end of the merger, if it occurs.

Can someone clarify this situation? Are there two sensations?
 
 
16th April 2011, 06:25 PM |#2  
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The Sensation does not support AT&T's network. So far, the only model that's been produced works for T-Mobile in the US, and T-Mobile only.

As for the HSPA situation, I find it hard to believe that the Sensation doesn't have HSPA+, even though their own site simply says HSPA.
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Their press release calls it a "4G" device, so I think the spec is a typo.
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The next phone I get will have to support AT&T's bands as well, as I don't want to replace it at the end of the merger, if it occurs.

Why? ATT already said they are gonna give T-Mobile subscribers free phones

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Why? ATT already said they are gonna give T-Mobile subscribers free phones

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Yes, but there is no way of knowing what kind of device(s) they will give. For all we know, it could be a windows phone, or a very cheap android device.
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Yes, but there is no whay of knowing what kind of device(s) they will give. For all we know, it could be a windows phone, or a very cheap android device.

Or god-forbid, an iPhone...
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Or god-forbid, an iPhone...

They said it would be a phone of equal class


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A phone of equal class from AT&T would be the Atrix 4G. Pretty sure nobody wants to choose between an encrypted bootloader or being stuck on 2G. :/
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A phone of equal class from AT&T would be the Atrix 4G. Pretty sure nobody wants to choose between an encrypted bootloader or being stuck on 2G. :/

Well the merger wouldn't complete for at least a year from now, so there's no telling what devices would be offered by then. But yes, AT&T does not have a good track record when it comes to openness; so, I'd prefer something like the G2x to anything AT&T would likely offer. True, I would need to take an AT&T phone eventually if I want to stay up to date, but I'd like to avoid that for as long as possible.
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If im not mistaken, the european version isn't 4g, but it will be released to tmobile USA as the sensation 4g. I'm assuming it will be equiped with a hspa+ radio.
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