nexus 4 lte

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nexus 4 lte

Has anybody been able to use lte on the nexus 4 with att.
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ACE - Expert

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From what I've seen posted on the subject it appears that very few AT&T markets use LTE on the Nexus 4 compatible frequencies, so success is not very likely.

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Professor

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The Nexus 4 does not have any LTE radio, and not compatible with any LTE frequencies.

 

So quite simply, no.  The LExus 4 will not work on LTE.

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Officially it doesn't have lte but it does have band 4 lte unofficially. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXOY9EVZ4vA&feature=youtube_gdata_player
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Professor

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You'd probably get a better response on XDA's forums for a question like that.  I doubt that many AT&T customers have the Nexus 4 and even fewer of them (us) are interested in trying to make LTE work on AT&T.  The ones that are probably frequent XDA more than this forum.

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Professor

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mendomar012 wrote:
Officially it doesn't have lte but it does have band 4 lte unofficially. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXOY9EVZ4vA&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Hmm, wasn't aware of that.  Can't follow every device that closely, of course.

 

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Thanks
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The Nexus 4 supports LTE Band 4 that consists of AWS 1700 / 2100MHz. The large majority of AT&T LTE markets do not use these frequencies. 

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ACE - Expert

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http://www.gsmarena.com/android_422_jelly_bean_makes_a_landing_on_the_nexus_4-news-5542.php

4.2.2 has taken away the unofficial LTE support in Nexus 4.
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Scholar

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I know it sucks that Google did that. Now I'm debating whether I should update to Google's latest version or not update and try to see if the lte will work in my area when lte comes around
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Scholar

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The Nexus 4 really doesn't need LTE as long as HSPA+ 42 is still available. Let's face it, not many devices will use 42Mb of data bandwidth in the first place. 

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Professor

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billd104 wrote:

The Nexus 4 really doesn't need LTE as long as HSPA+ 42 is still available. Let's face it, not many devices will use 42Mb of data bandwidth in the first place. 


Depends a lot on the network congestion, and data reception in your area.  I was getting around 1 Mbps (sometimes much less) at my house on HSPA+, to the point of being agonizingly slow and useless.  Sometimes the data connection would drop out completely.  Once AT&T switched on LTE, the data speeds went up to around 20 Mbps, and rock solid.

 

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The only carrier that supports hspa+42 is t mobile and in my area t mobile is still 2g.lol so I really enjoy att hspa+21 I average around 3mbs during the day but at night after 7 pm I average 10mbs
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Scholar

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redpoint73 wrote:

billd104 wrote:

The Nexus 4 really doesn't need LTE as long as HSPA+ 42 is still available. Let's face it, not many devices will use 42Mb of data bandwidth in the first place. 


Depends a lot on the network congestion, and data reception in your area.  I was getting around 1 Mbps (sometimes much less) at my house on HSPA+, to the point of being agonizingly slow and useless.  Sometimes the data connection would drop out completely.  Once AT&T switched on LTE, the data speeds went up to around 20 Mbps, and rock solid.

 


It also depends on the network and the backhaul type. All of AT&T's LTE sites are now fiber backhaul. They are upgrading the HSPA+ sites that aren't LTE too but that's ongoing. Most of the sites are upgrading to hybrid HSPA+ / LTE with fiber backhaul. 

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mendomar012 wrote:
The only carrier that supports hspa+42 is t mobile and in my area t mobile is still 2g.lol so I really enjoy att hspa+21 I average around 3mbs during the day but at night after 7 pm I average 10mbs

I see that T-Mobile is actually selling the Nexus 4 8GB on contract for $49.00 

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