Sometimes the leaks are uncannily accurate. As we’d seen just days ago, Mobilicity has flicked on its 21Mbps HSPA+ network, giving customers of the alternative Canadian carrier up to three times the speed of before if they’re using new $ 80 Huawei E366 modem or a compatible smartphone. Unfortunately, the other part of the rumor is also true: there’s now a curb on that unlimited data. Cross the (admittedly high) 6GB mark and those speeds may be throttled without springing for the 20GB that comes with either a $ 20 Premium Data Add-On for phones or a data-only $ 50 Premium Mobile Data Internet Plan. Despite the suddenly lowered ceiling, the higher performance is a welcome kick in the cellular pants for those who want a Galaxy S III without turning to one of the big three providers.
Canadian AWS provider Mobilicity is moving up in this world — up in speeds, at least. The carrier announced its intentions to upgrade its network to “4G” later this year, offering peak download speeds of 21Mbps. When we reached out for clarification, we were informed that Mobilicity is actually deploying HSPA+ 21Mbps: according to a spokesperson, it “will leverage the full capabilities of our HSPA+ network.” It’s a hefty improvement over its current 7.2Mbps status, but the usual “4G or faux-G” argument still applies here. No specifics on exact timing or breadth of coverage were given, but feel free to peruse the press release below.