Well beside that I see no sense in >64 kbps aac+ audio streams the bandwidth is here. The whole city area here is HSDPA-covered and speedtest.net gives out values around 1.7 MBit/s.
It is not that bad ;-)
In Denmark we have a 24 Mbps mobile network. I can hear the low quality and need 128 kbps. Please give us that option.
Don't they also have Flatrate - limitations like reducing the bitrate down to 64 kbits/s when you reach certain download limits like 500 MB or 1 GB ?
Here in Germany we are offered connection speeds up to 7,5 Mbits/s, but when you have a flatrate, there are always download limits and when they are reached, the connection will be reduced down to 64 kbits/s.
And : AAC+ and mp3 are not the same and can't be exactly compared. AAC+ streams really don't need to have the same high bitrates as mp3 to sound the same as good. Mp3 is really not the best and most efficient audio encoding method, it sounds lossy and glitchy even at a bitrate of 128 kbit/s and I don't understand why it is still used everywhere instead of much better, more efficient audio encoding methods. When I encode music for my walkman mobile phone, I never use mp3. To save disc space on my phone memory card I encode the music to 96 kbit/s wma or m4a and that really sounds exactly as good and clear as mp3 does at 128 kbit/s ! So I save disc space and still can enjoy my music !