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T-Mobile: $1,000 says the Galaxy S 4G is faster than your iPhone

By Emil
Apr 29, 2011
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  1. T-Mobile has launched a Seattle Speed Challenge in which it is asking iPhone users to bring in their phone into one of 10 of the company's participating stores to take part in a speed challenge. Between April 29, 2011 and May 1, 2011, if your Apple iPhone can beat the Samsung Galaxy S 4G in two out of three download speed tests, T-Mobile will give you $1,000.

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  2. Raswan

    Raswan TS Enthusiast Posts: 280

    Ha! Sweet. Will be sorry to see T-mobile's creative advert team go extinct when AT&T gobbles them up.
     
  3. Faster at what, being obsolete?
     
  4. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,272   +91

    I lol'ed when I read this part:

     
  5. 3DCGMODELER

    3DCGMODELER TS Enthusiast Posts: 307   +18

    If you can get 4G,
    Actually get 4G,
    Which is totally false, why do they say 4G, when, if you are lucky to have perfect, absolutely perfect conditions, that are totally impossible with the avanced technology we have today.
    Unless your phone is physically hooked up to a T1 line, with fiber optic cable, u will then get true 4G.

    ya right, 4G.... what false advertising......at the most u will get up to 1G... at any giving time, if u are lucky....standing next to the transmitter tower...


    :)
     
  6. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,716

    1G is analog. I'm not sure you really understand network technology. Just because 4G networks such as LTE advanced are theoretically capable of getting a certain speed doesn't mean you need to get that speed consistently for the network to be considered 4G.

    Is T-Mobiles HSPA+ actually 4G according to the original ITU definition? No. Is it considered 4G after the ITU caved into the American cell providers false advertising? Yes.
     
  7. 3DCGMODELER

    3DCGMODELER TS Enthusiast Posts: 307   +18

    Data bytes travel back and forth, sent-recieved..
    The speed they travel is not at there advertised speed....and ... we have all the equipment here at work and the servers to see what is transmitting at..

    Beleieve me when u have the technology right in front of you and see it with you eyes....

    Believe me it does not transmit at 4G as they say...daaaaa
     
  8. T77

    T77 TS Enthusiast Posts: 315

    "Participants must agree to complete a T-Mobile survey / information form."
    Yes why not and then you bombard the consumers with all kinds of useless and hopeless advertisements and promotions....

    "Participants must download a free speed test Application specified by T-Mobile; " Yeah sure LOLz!!!
     
  9. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,716

    You aren't advertised that you'll get 100mbps. Again more evidence that you understand little to nothing about cellular tech. You need to be more convincing, saying "it does not transmit at 4G" shows lack of knowledge. You should be saying "it does not transmit at the speeds which 4G networks should run at"

    You're advertised an average of 7-12mbps downstream and that's what you should be getting. If you feel you're not getting speeds like that then go take it up with the verizon technical specialists.
     


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