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By ice_coffee, Senior Member on 7th November 2012, 10:04 PM
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8th November 2012, 07:00 PM |#11  
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My area which is in Central London also provides speeds of up to 15mb/s.
And that's 7100. HSPA+ 21.

Just shows that 3 are very competitive, and they give free data.
 
 
8th November 2012, 07:03 PM |#12  
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Wow, is that really HSPA+21?

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I get HSDPA ("H" on signal bar) Screenshot

And now I also now get HSPAP (H+ on signal bar) Screenshot

Speedtest taken a few mins ago HERE

Needless to say, I am very happy now.
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8th November 2012, 07:03 PM |#13  
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Interesting comments,


I currently have a Samsung Galaxy S2, I regularly get 8 ish Mbps on three's network and once got a real 15 Mbps in liverpool, So im hoping that they are being conservative on their DC-HSDPA speed advertisements, but even double what I get now would be excellent.

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this is no news at all. the LTE phones available in UK now are designed to work with EE network 4G frequencies. your taking a big gamble buying one and hoping it will work with a specific network next year. and as s general advice dont believe what the sales representative will tell you. do your research before going into the shop.


I don't think it is a gamble, as i'm confident that 3 will be sharing T-mobiles 4G network ( they already share their 3G network) see here for proof on that.

http://www.mbnl.co.uk/about.php

and this from the BBC

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-19786041

the important bit being

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The UK's fourth biggest network - Three - is set to take over part of EE's 4G spectrum, but is not due to do so until September 2013.


Further, because of the network sharing it seems likely that EE are also about to get DC-HSDPA, which means they are doing right by their customers handing out N7105's even to customers that are only on 3G tariffs (unless you get your phone from phones 4U, in which case you are being parmed off with an N7100)
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8th November 2012, 07:29 PM |#14  
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Reports say you can get the n7105 from ee for 459. Go get it and be happy. Unless you like custom roms and want them NOW.

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8th November 2012, 08:12 PM |#15  
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I got an N1705 as an upgrade from T-Mobile. Unfortunately there's not going to be any 4G round my way for a while.
8th November 2012, 09:16 PM |#16  
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Where can you buy a N7105 for 509?

Go direct to EE they have it for 499
10th November 2012, 10:19 PM |#17  
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Cool N7105 in the UK
You're all dreaming......There is no where in any of the Uk stores (t mobile, orange, EE, phones 4 U etc) where you can buy the N7105 for 499 or 450 or any of the prices quoted here.....period! You cannot get it on Pay as you go, and the only way to get it sim free through the retailers is to pay top whack at 999 at a Samsung store or go for a pay monthly contract with EE for a min. of 12 months. Online the best bet in the UK with all the taxes paid etc. is at prepaymania.co.uk at 563 or chance it on eBay and they're currently fetching about 510 but you'll need to buy an unlock code on top of this. So......as of today in the UK that's the best you'll get for the LTE Note II
10th November 2012, 11:11 PM |#18  
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Sorry haven't read whole post so apologies if this is a repeat.
The tmobile people said it's exclusive to EE until next summer. So other providers will have to latch off EE if they want it. This will mean increased premiums or lower speeds. In terms of phones I'm with tmob and I got the 7105 and upgrade to 4G thingy was 5 extra pm (didn't go for it as I don't need the speeds).

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10th November 2012, 11:55 PM |#19  
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You're all dreaming......There is no where in any of the Uk stores (t mobile, orange, EE, phones 4 U etc) where you can buy the N7105 for 499 or 450 or any of the prices quoted here.....period! You cannot get it on Pay as you go, and the only way to get it sim free through the retailers is to pay top whack at 999 at a Samsung store or go for a pay monthly contract with EE for a min. of 12 months. Online the best bet in the UK with all the taxes paid etc. is at prepaymania.co.uk at 563 or chance it on eBay and they're currently fetching about 510 but you'll need to buy an unlock code on top of this. So......as of today in the UK that's the best you'll get for the LTE Note II

I bought mine from an Orange shop for 509 sometime ago. I read two reports they'll let yo walk away with it for 459. Both those prices include a mandatory 10 top up.
I read a report of it this device being unlocked by a third party for 12.
Im not dreaming.

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11th November 2012, 05:28 PM |#20  
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How is this a "con" more like sounds people not doing research and listening to stupid network staff to me

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