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New 4G SIM Card Needed for "4G" Device?

Thinking I may get a HTC Inspire "4G" fairly soon, a SIM card question comes to mind. In order for the new "4G" technology to fully work on this device, will a 4G SIM card be needed for activation? Does AT&T even plan on making that generation of SIM's? I know this new "4G" term isn't truly 100% 4G. It's basically just a more advanced form of 3G, right? If I'm correct, it seems that a new 4G SIM would not be needed in order to use this phone, which is going to be used on prepaid, by the way. My current 3G SIM card would function fine in the HTC, then? Clarification would be greatly appreciated.

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Thinking I may get a HTC Inspire "4G" fairly soon, a SIM card question comes to mind. In order for the new "4G" technology to fully work on this device, will a 4G SIM card be needed for activation? Does AT&T even plan on making that generation of SIM's? I know this new "4G" term isn't truly 100% 4G. It's basically just a more advanced form of 3G, right? If I'm correct, it seems that a new 4G SIM would not be needed in order to use this phone, which is going to be used on prepaid, by the way. My current 3G SIM card would function fine in the HTC, then? Clarification would be greatly appreciated.

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Your current sim card would be fine.

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Your current sim card would be fine.

Your current sim card would be fine.

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Edited by Wild Banchi on Jan 21, 2011 at 9:45:47 PM

Alright, thanks, Planet-Ed. Now I know I'll be all set for the SIM transfer.

I just finished watching some new 4G devices videos on YouTube. Man, those three are bound to be a hit. The HTC is my favorite so far.

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Alright, thanks, Planet-Ed. Now I know I'll be all set for the SIM transfer.

I just finished watching some new 4G devices videos on YouTube. Man, those three are bound to be a hit. The HTC is my favorite so far.

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the 4G on that device is HSPA+

When LTE comes around you'll need a new SIM card

the 4G on that device is HSPA+

When LTE comes around you'll need a new SIM card

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JFizDaWiz wrote:

the 4G on that device is HSPA+

When LTE comes around you'll need a new SIM card


Which probably won't be until another year or so... :smileywink: At least I'm good for the time being.

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JFizDaWiz wrote:

the 4G on that device is HSPA+

When LTE comes around you'll need a new SIM card


Which probably won't be until another year or so... :smileywink: At least I'm good for the time being.

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Wild Banchi wrote:

JFizDaWiz wrote:

the 4G on that device is HSPA+

When LTE comes around you'll need a new SIM card


Which probably won't be until another year or so... :smileywink: At least I'm good for the time being.


This device is not LTE supported, so you would need a new device as well, if you want to truly run 4G. I know, AT&T is following the lead of another carrier, but is very misleading to consumers. Most consumers will think they are going to be running on 4G out of the box and not realize that they will never be able to run 4G with a device that is touted as a 4G device. Did someone say something about what you see is what you get. LOL


Wild Banchi wrote:

JFizDaWiz wrote:

the 4G on that device is HSPA+

When LTE comes around you'll need a new SIM card


Which probably won't be until another year or so... :smileywink: At least I'm good for the time being.


This device is not LTE supported, so you would need a new device as well, if you want to truly run 4G. I know, AT&T is following the lead of another carrier, but is very misleading to consumers. Most consumers will think they are going to be running on 4G out of the box and not realize that they will never be able to run 4G with a device that is touted as a 4G device. Did someone say something about what you see is what you get. LOL

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sitnsidewayz wrote:

Wild Banchi wrote:

JFizDaWiz wrote:

the 4G on that device is HSPA+

When LTE comes around you'll need a new SIM card


Which probably won't be until another year or so... :smileywink: At least I'm good for the time being.


This device is not LTE supported, so you would need a new device as well, if you want to truly run 4G. I know, AT&T is following the lead of another carrier, but is very misleading to consumers. Most consumers will think they are going to be running on 4G out of the box and not realize that they will never be able to run 4G with a device that is touted as a 4G device. Did someone say something about what you see is what you get. LOL


I don't need a device that TRULY runs 4G, although it would be cool. I will be using this on my prepaid account, so that way I avoid paying for a data plan. All I use my phone for is calling/text messaging. Of course I use tools that it's equipped with such as the camera and calendar, etc. I am not going to be using this device for Internet purposes, although I would love to try out the browser and see how it works. :smileytongue:

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sitnsidewayz wrote:

Wild Banchi wrote:

JFizDaWiz wrote:

the 4G on that device is HSPA+

When LTE comes around you'll need a new SIM card


Which probably won't be until another year or so... :smileywink: At least I'm good for the time being.


This device is not LTE supported, so you would need a new device as well, if you want to truly run 4G. I know, AT&T is following the lead of another carrier, but is very misleading to consumers. Most consumers will think they are going to be running on 4G out of the box and not realize that they will never be able to run 4G with a device that is touted as a 4G device. Did someone say something about what you see is what you get. LOL


I don't need a device that TRULY runs 4G, although it would be cool. I will be using this on my prepaid account, so that way I avoid paying for a data plan. All I use my phone for is calling/text messaging. Of course I use tools that it's equipped with such as the camera and calendar, etc. I am not going to be using this device for Internet purposes, although I would love to try out the browser and see how it works. :smileytongue:

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Hopefully in the future some of these carriers  will extend battery life on some of this smartphones. 3g drains the phones enough, not sure if I wanna know what 4g is gonna be like lol.

Hopefully in the future some of these carriers  will extend battery life on some of this smartphones. 3g drains the phones enough, not sure if I wanna know what 4g is gonna be like lol.

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Pretty sure WiMax will be awful since they use 2.5 GHz and thus require more towers and more power. LTE uses 700 MHz reaches through buildings and uses less power than WiMax.

Personally, I refuse to call HSPA+/LTE/WiMax 4G technology. If anything, it's 3.5G technology until LTE Advanced and 802.16m arrive. Then we can talk about 4G.
Pretty sure WiMax will be awful since they use 2.5 GHz and thus require more towers and more power. LTE uses 700 MHz reaches through buildings and uses less power than WiMax.

Personally, I refuse to call HSPA+/LTE/WiMax 4G technology. If anything, it's 3.5G technology until LTE Advanced and 802.16m arrive. Then we can talk about 4G.

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why would you get a smart phone for just calling texting there are much cheaper and better options for you

why would you get a smart phone for just calling texting there are much cheaper and better options for you

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Because I like having the functionality and modern-ness of a smartphone. Right now I have a cool QMD that I like lot, but there aren't many that I like so much right now.

But what do you think are some "cheaper and better options" for me? :smileywink:

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Because I like having the functionality and modern-ness of a smartphone. Right now I have a cool QMD that I like lot, but there aren't many that I like so much right now.

But what do you think are some "cheaper and better options" for me? :smileywink:

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im using a samsun infuse 4G? but i was told i could keep my 3G sim card but they were discontinuing some of the old 3G sims

im using a samsun infuse 4G? but i was told i could keep my 3G sim card but they were discontinuing some of the old 3G sims

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