Depends on what your device is capable of, whether the market you're in has 2G, 3G, or 4G service, whether it has enhanced backhaul, and how saturated it is with existing users. It's possible to get in excess of 10 Mbps DL via HSPA+, with typical averages closer to 5 Mbps DL and 1 Mbps UL, but again, it depends on many factors and could be a lot less than that.
I am a little confused. My Verizon phone was able to roam on GSM because they used TDMA. Tell it was shutdown. The phone recognizes it as Analog. If PCS has TDMA, It could be technically be used on GSM.
Originally Posted by Tabla
Y'know, I'm used to hysterical 14-year-old ******** on the internet, but this is exceptional. Never before in human history have so many nerds hyperventilated so publicly over so little.
It also depends on where you use your device. What area are you in?
I can get slow speeds of 500kbps in some areas, and I have hit 14Mbps with a Samsung SII. Typical around here is 6-8Mbps down (SoCal).
Redwood Valley, NorCal (97-) /Pocatello, ID (90-97)/ Covina, SoCal (71-90)
HTC One, Nokia Lumia 920
Here in Mendocino County in NW CA, I average 5-8 Mbps down, and have hit close to 10 down on occasion, uploads max out at 1 Mbps. Our area is also only 2G with T-Mobile. However, as XFF and Canuck said, we need to know what area you're in to give you more answers.
Cingular FamilyTalk 850, Family Messaging Unlimited, 2GB/mo data
Manhattan: 150kbps if data doesn't fail
Metro Detroit: 4-8mbps
Ohio: 6mbps+ where there is HSPA+
New Hampshire: 3+mbps if you can get a signal
Eastern CT: 5-6mbps
Western CT: 250kbps-6mbps, depending on where you are