Originally Posted by Grabber5.0
i had a pre-paid t-mo sim, and a pre-paid Straight Talk sim, each I just plugged in and manually set the APN and other settings after searching and reading other user's best results. so you should be able to set the settings you want, regardless of how the sim was originally provisioned. *that said, i've read you can't reset sim's that came with a pre-paid phone, to work in another phone, so it seems limitations can be set*
With the Pre3, i was able to go directly to the speedtest.net site and run their online tester. but it would only run successfully when i was on the H+ service. otherwise it would just freeze up loading.
speedtest.net showed 5-7Mbps when i tested at one area, and consistent 8's in another area near a new T-Mo tower in Smyrna, GA.
So, just info for you to compare your findings. maybe you can find one of the new T-Mo towers and do a drive-by to see if results improve when you're close to it, if you haven't already.
it is possible that your Pre+ doesn't have an H+ icon available to display. but the speed is what matters, and really what demonstrates which service you're on. if you're still in the < 3Mb zone, you're most likely on 3G service. and i'm pretty sure Edge won't test any higher than 1Mbps, if that.
i've rechecked the specs on the data capability for the Pre2 vs. the Pre3 and Veer, and they're reported to be the same, having HSDPA @ 7.2 (vs. Veer 4G @ 14.x) so the GSM Pre2 should be able to get the higher speeds too. theoretically.
keep experimenting; and check the T-Mo forums - and the site howardforums.com seems to be a good cellphone resource as well. you may as well keep trying to get your max speed. there's plenty of people trying to take advantage of T-Mo's 1900 service, with phones other than webOS, so hopefully you'll find some positive results from others.