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How’s the wireless tethering/hotspot speeds on your HTC EVO 4G?

Question-mark The HTC EVO 4G was recently named the best mobile hotspot smartphone by LAPTOP, with the average download speeds reported as being around 2 Mbps on 3G and about 5 Mbps on 4G using Sprint's $30/month hotspot service in New York City.

Although I was happy to see the EVO coming out on top, especially after the bogus Android Cup outcome back in June, I've never gotten those kinds of tethering/hotspot speeds on my EVO in Honolulu. Have you?

Like many of G&E readers, I use Wireless Tether (one of the best root apps ever) on my rooted EVO. I consistently get about 1.5 Mbps on 3G both on the phone itself and on the device it's sharing the data connection with, but 4G is a completely different story. I'm seeing much better speeds on my EVO now than I was a few months ago, but whatever is connected to it has never crossed the 1 Mbps mark. And that's with a full 4G signal. This disparity has been corroborated by several readers who get outstanding 4G speeds on their phones (8 Mbps and above) but less than half of that on other devices, even when using Sprint's hotspot app (and not some unsanctioned root app).

What kind of wireless hotspot speeds do you get on your EVO?

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Jenn K. Lee

Jenn K. Lee is the founder of Pocketables. She loves gadgets the way most women love shoes and purses. The pieces in her tech wardrobe that go with everything are currently the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Sony Tablet P, and Nexus 7, but there are still a couple of vintage UMPCs/MIDs in the back of her closet.

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