Motorola Atrix 4G upload speeds capped at 300Kbps?

When Motorola and AT&T announced the Atrix 4G during CES 2011, they touted it as the most technologically advanced smartphone in the market today. It has a dual-core processor, runs Android 2.2 Froyo, docks onto and powers a laptop and is equipped to handle AT&T’s HSPA+ “4G” network. However, it seems that the latter might actually be a bit misleading.

According to one frustrated AT&T user, the carrier is capping the device at just 300Kbps, which is much slower than the iPhone 4’s average 1.5Mbps. It’s hard to imagine that this is strictly a carrier issue, however, and might have something to do with the Atrix 4G’s software.

The user says:

Unfortunately, since owning this phone I have been experiencing very slow data speeds and have been losing the Internet connection especially in times when I really needed to find directions or look up information. I have contacted AT&T and was told that everything is fine and that the network in my area is working the way it is supposed to but it isn’t the case. [sic]

It wouldn’t be the first device on the market that has had problems interfacing with the data network. When the Nexus One was first released, many users were unable to connect to T-Mobile’s 3G data network. Last summer, iPhone users were noticing that upload speeds on AT&T’s network were dramatically reduced, but the issue was later explained and resolved by AT&T and Alcatel-Lucent.

It’s hard to say what might be causing tThis is the main REASON I strarted this petition: Can AT&T explain to us why our upload speeds can’t go over the 300kpbs mark while other phones such as the iPhone 4 have upload speeds 4 to 10 times faster than the Atrix 4G? Don’t we PAY the SAME AMOUNT OF MONEY for your data plans? STOP CAPPING UPLOAD SPEEDS !!! [sic]

May I suggest two tablets of vitamin chill?

[Via: Groubal]

  • Anonymous

    id be happy if the phone could switch timezones by itself!

  • Roger A

    This is typical of AT&T. They sold me a netbook 2 years ago claiming it was capable of “1.3mbps 3G Speed” – after so much testing, and problems, I finally called AT&T and asked them about why 3G was so slow. They told me I was experiencing “..fastest 3G speeds available. 3G speeds on AT&T are 200-300kbps”, since I was getting regularly 300kbps they claim “’re getting the best speed possible.” When I asked them about why I bought this netbook they advertised as 1.3mbps they said, “That netbook is 3G capable, but its modem is only 300kbps, not 1.3mbps” I called them out on the lie, and cancelled service right then and there. I kept the netbook and still use it – as I am now. AT&T advertises things they cant provide. 300kbps is SLOWER then Sprint 3G upload, and far slower then their 4G upload. There is NOTHING 4G about the Atrix

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