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    Is iPhone 4 capable of receiving HSPA data

    I've been using an iPhone 4 on ST for about a year and have never seen 4G on the banner.
    Is the iPhone 4 able to use the HSPA data and how would i know it is?
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    st is 3g or 3.5g only

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    So, if I'm using HSPA it'll still show 3G?
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    yes on my e71 it would show a 3.5g

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    Your e71 may say 3G, but many of AT&T's phones that are connected to the HSPA+ network through ST do display 4G, including the iPhone 4S. I don't know what the level of speed is on the 4, but I know it is slower than the 4S, which was compatible with HSPA+ 14 I believe. Hopefully someone with more specific info will chime in.

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    The iPhone 3GS and 4 are capable up to 7.2Mbps, 4S up to 14.4Mbps, and 5 up to 42Mbps (that's not counting LTE).

    I believe AT&T's 3G/"4G" network tops out at 14.4Mbps, where as T-Mobile goes up to 42Mbps

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    Quote Originally Posted by Volaris View Post
    The iPhone 3GS and 4 are capable up to 7.2Mbps, 4S up to 14.4Mbps, and 5 up to 42Mbps (that's not counting LTE).

    I believe AT&T's 3G/"4G" network tops out at 14.4Mbps, where as T-Mobile goes up to 42Mbps
    AT&Ts "4G" HSDPA+ caps at 21Mbps. Just depends on the phones radio.

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    long story short st is 3g only with it's data service.therefore you will only see a 3g symbol on your iphone 4

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    Iphone 4 supports only HSPA 7.2mbps download as well as 5.6 upload if i remember correctly. Which to be precise from ITU standards is 3.5G. Iphone 4s support Enhanced HSPA upto 21mbps download. That as well is not 4g, but iphone 4s it shows as 4g or the FAUX G. Not sure if its called 3.75G lol.

    Iphone 4 uses Hspa on ST network. I have a android which keeps switching between WCDMA(3G) and HSPA(3.5G). Not sure if you can differentiate between the two on iphone 4 as i remember they just show 3g.

    Then you have the LTE which also is not supposed to be the real 4g by ITU standards and termed as 3.9G. The real 4g is LTE-Advanced which will be deployed by next year i guess.

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    if you want tou iphone 4 to display the LTE or 4g go with att or tmobile.st is 3g only not 4g or LTE.

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    iPhone 4 doesn't support LTE at all. The 4S will do "4G" really HSPA+ which can be quite fast but not really a 4G network.

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    ST does do 4G in the sense that HSPA+ is available. While technically 3G, it is often termed 4G by AT&T and T-Mobile. This '4G' is available on ST.

    The iPhone 4 however, does not have HSPA+, only HSPA.

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