Telstra’s 4G network has been around for a little while now, but only available as a ‘Dongle’ for your laptop or PC. Super fast speeds though, so well worth the investment for mobile broadband.
Well today, Telstra took that one step further – launching the first 4G handset in Australia – the HTC Velocity.
This is a great phone, a little bulky and on the heavy side, but stylish and well made as we’ve come to expect from HTC.
It’s what’s inside that sets it apart. 4G. Wow. That’s all I can say!
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Granted, the 4G network isn’t exactly at capacity, in fact as someone said to me today – most of the traffic on the network is probably going to and from SpeedTest where people check their speed. That said, there is something about ‘hearing’ a phone can do ‘up to 40Mbps downloads’ and actually seeing it.
I work in Artarmon, not right in the city that’s for sure. So I wasn’t confident about getting great speeds.
At my desk, 18Mbps downloads, outside hitting 25Mbps. Drive a little down the Pacific Highway near Greenwich or there abouts and bingo! Almost 40 down and almost 12 up.
The more you try the more you realise this is a cracking network. Regular 30+ speeds, and this morning – around Camperdown – 40.77Mbps download and 20.07Mbps upload. WOW.
Tether to your PC and you’ve got great speed for your surfing too…
Well worth a look if it’s time to upgrade.