Right, here's an interesting...thing...It's not often I feel the need to ask a question but this totally confused/pleased me when I saw it.

I was using my unbranded Galaxy S2, on T-Mobile and I saw the "H" (standing for HSDPA), icon was an "H+" (standing for HSDPA+), icon, I was in Nottingham at the time but I was driving so didn't have time to run a speed test :(. Anyone know what was going on, as far as I knew we didn't have HSDPA+ in the UK...odd.

Any answers would be much appreciated, might have to go back tomorrow and pull over to run a speed test :p.

Most Useful Answer matt101101  Sep. 8, 2011 at 16:26

Thought you might like a picture to prove it ;)

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matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 8, 2011 at 16:26

Thought you might like a picture to prove it ;)

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 8, 2011 at 16:34

I have posted an Image of my HSDPA+, but it's awaiting moderation....Jan, pretty please :p?

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 8, 2011 at 16:46

Done ;)

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 8, 2011 at 16:58

Cheers mate :), I'm not big on spamming :p. Any idea why I had an HSDPA+ connection outside of the US? I'm pleased about it, it's a step in the right direction for the UK, just confused why T-Mob aren't shouting about it :/...

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 8, 2011 at 17:27

I,m getting the H+ all the time here in Ireland LOL

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 8, 2011 at 19:17

Not fair :(, how fast(ish), is your HSDPA+, is it much better than normal 3G?

ollligreenwood  Sep. 29, 2011 at 19:05

no its because 3 and tmobile share most of their 3g towers with each other, and 3 is upgrading their whole network to hsdpa+ so you on tmobile will also get hsdpa+

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 30, 2011 at 16:19

Cheers, ollie. I looked it up myself after I posted this and I came to the same conclusion you have. I speed tested the HSDPA+ and it's no faster than the standard HSDPA, where I live.

ollligreenwood  Sep. 30, 2011 at 17:13

Really? Im suprised at that because people have been getting very fast sped test results, try it again another time, the network was probably quite congested

CTPAHHIK  Sep. 30, 2011 at 17:20

Which app is used for data usage widget?

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 30, 2011 at 17:27

Ollie, well, I live in a village that happens to luckily have T-Mobile/3 HSDPA coverage, but not that many people around, so there's little load on the network. I found the HSDPA+ just outside Nottingham (big city), in a council estate (not sure what the politically correct term is nowadays), so there were loads of people around so a lot of strain on the network, I'd assume. Both speeds were quick, just the HSDPA+ wasn't any quicker than my normal HSDPA, though the latency times were lower on the HSDPA+ network.

CTPAHHIK, the widget is called "My Data Manager Free", I 100% recommend it for keeping track of your data usage, it'll do roaming data as well, if you set it up to. It's free from the Android Market.

CTPAHHIK  Sep. 30, 2011 at 17:41

Could someone teach me how to embed pictures and links into conversation? Also, how do I take a screenshot?

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 30, 2011 at 17:48

You embed picture by uploading them to then copying and pasting the "forum", code it provides into the comments page on Mobot.

As for links, just copy and paste the link, or if you're linking to something simple, for example, just type it out. Mobot automatically turns it into a hyperlink when you post the comment, clever eh :)?

The Samsung Galaxy S2 can take screenshots by pressing the power and home buttons simultaneously, though this is a pretty rare feature on Android phones, most need to be rooted and have a root-only screenshot App installed from the market. Though rooted or not any Android phone can take a screenshot when it's plugged into a PC, well the PC takes the screen shot. It's pretty inconvenient though...

CTPAHHIK  Oct. 2, 2011 at 10:55

Thank you, My Data Manager is really good. Handy to have around until Three rolls out unlimited internet.

matt101101 / MOD  Oct. 2, 2011 at 11:28

It is pretty damn good, you can turn off the annoying, permanent notification if you want, despite what it says, the app/widget still work fine. I like having it on even for my, obviously, unlimited Wi-Fi, it's just kinda cool to know how much data your using, IMO :).


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