T-Mobile HSPA+ network rocks on the Nokia N900

If you are trying to think of another reason to get the new Nokia N900 (my Guide should help), then just feast your eyes on the T-Mobile HSPA+ network testing that Kevin Tofel conducted a couple of days ago. Using the Nokia N900 he was able to experience 7.09 Mbps downloads and 1.15 Mbps uploads and the N900 didn’t melt in his hands. T-Mobile is rolling out their network upgrades and it looks to me like the 7.2 Mbps HSPA network is up in my area where I am regularly seeing something around 2 Mbps download speeds on the N900.

T-Mobile HSPA+ network rocks on the Nokia N900

Combine these wireless data speeds with a device like the N900 that has a desktop class Mozilla-based browser and you can really have a killer mobile computing experience. I have been debating with myself about purchasing a N900 in January when I have to say goodbye to this evaluation unit, but it is things like this that confirm it will be mine. I just need to see some more app support, come on Gravity, and then there will be no hesitation.


4 Comments to T-Mobile HSPA+ network rocks on the Nokia N900

Brett Q.
December 9, 2009

I am really enjoying the T-Mobile network. I doubt I would have picked up a T-Mobile line without having the contract-free option since my main line is still on AT&T (ugh), but their Everything Plus plan is great. I don’t think we have the higher speeds in the area yet, but it is nice to be on a non-congested 3g network again. It reminds me of the good old days before the iPhone 3G when I was using Windows Mobile…

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December 10, 2009

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Jeff Hoogland
September 10, 2010

I live in the Chicago land area and have owned an N900 since late 2009 with T-Mobile. I have NEVER seen my download speed go over 300kb/second. And beyond that my average speed is around 90kb/second.

So no, HSPA+ is not all that great.


Charles (CII)
October 25, 2010

I Live in the Bay Area, where TMobile Service is spotty at best. Especially in San Francisco and Daily City where I work Contracts at times. I have the best speeds though Can even VidCon on the Tmobile Cellular Network While Driving. Helps when I need to see a Contact and use my Bluetooth to explain what they need to prep for me before I get there. It Works Great. So I guess it’s truly the area your in.

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