4g lte htc inspire

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4g lte htc inspire

I live in new York city, and recently I changed my data plan to 4g instead of smartphone. I have a 4g sim card but I don't know how to use.the 4g LTE, it always says hspa+ which isn't 4g. Could anyone help me out?
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Re: 4g lte htc inspire

HSPA+ is 4G.

LTE is 4G.

 

Until AT&T launches LTE service in NYC there is no way to make it miracuously work.  For a listing of cities where LTE has launched, check here.

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Professor

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Inspire will never ever be able to receive an LTE signal, its not equipped with the proper hardware.  The 4G on the Insprire is HSPA+ only.

 

If you want an HTC phone from AT&T compatible with LTE, you need the more recent Vivid.  And as mentioned above, you (obviously) won't get LTE until the LTE network is launched in you area.

 

So you are not only missing the correct hardware, but also no network in your area for LTE.

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But if I travel to those locations will it just turn on
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Professor

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brady1221 wrote:
But if I travel to those locations will it just turn on


NO!!!  You did not read my last post very carefully, if at all.

 

The Inspire is NOT LTE compatible.  Its missing the radio (cell antenna) hardware.  No way in the world you will ever get LTE on this phone, no matter where you travel to.

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Teacher

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Redpoint is correct The Inspire is not LTE capable, just HSPA+. Which sucks because they turned on LTE here in Vegas. But I won't get it on my Inspire.
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Master

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It's false marketing on AT&T's part for calling the Inspire '4G'. I bet most Inspire owners would not have even gotten the phone if they knew that it would never be true 4G LTE-capable.

I personally find it a shame, along with the Motorola Atrix and Samsung Infuse '4G'. These phones were hyped up to be the best and most advanced, but in reality, they fell short.

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Professor

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Wild Banchi wrote:
It's false marketing on AT&T's part for calling the Inspire '4G'. I bet most Inspire owners would not have even gotten the phone if they knew that it would never be true 4G LTE-capable.

I personally find it a shame, along with the Motorola Atrix and Samsung Infuse '4G'. These phones were hyped up to be the best and most advanced, but in reality, they fell short.

hey WB, not to take away any of your thunder, I got the Inspire a couple of months ago and even though it's not a LTE capable device, I think it is a really kick booty decice. I love it.

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Master

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Hola, ghostryder! Nice to hear about your new toy - I thought you were a BlackBerry Torch user for life...? Smiley Wink

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Professor

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Wild Banchi wrote:
Hola, ghostryder! Nice to hear about your new toy - I thought you were a BlackBerry Torch user for life...? Smiley Wink

Don't believe everything you hear. I still use the Torch, it is a great phone, but my Inspire ROCKS!!!!!

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Master

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Another Android convert! Smiley Very Happy

Glad you like both phones.

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Professor

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Wild Banchi wrote:
Another Android convert! Smiley Very Happy

Glad you like both phones.

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Not to trod on your parade and burst your bubble, but AT&T did NOT  falsely market the Inspire.  As per the ITU (International Telecommunications Union) HSPA+ was authorized to be labeled "4G" along with LTE and WiMAX.  In reality all of the current "4G"  technologies present for cellular companies in the U.S. do not truly meet the 4G standards, so in theory all of the companies are false marketing.  The ITU loosened the grips on the term provided the technologies in place could show a substantial improvement from 3G speeds toward the actual 4G.  

 

I got the Inspire knowing full well the details mentioned above.  I also knew AT&T was trying to find a way to get LTE or some other form of "4G".  Knowing that as it may, I knew it would take a while for any new technologies to be implemented and made my choice.

 

Before you blame someone else of falsely stating anything, try to get your "facts" straight. 

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aybarrap1 wrote:

Not to trod on your parade and burst your bubble, but AT&T did NOT  falsely market the Inspire.  As per the ITU (International Telecommunications Union) HSPA+ was authorized to be labeled "4G" along with LTE and WiMAX.  In reality all of the current "4G"  technologies present for cellular companies in the U.S. do not truly meet the 4G standards, so in theory all of the companies are false marketing.  The ITU loosened the grips on the term provided the technologies in place could show a substantial improvement from 3G speeds toward the actual 4G.  

 

I got the Inspire knowing full well the details mentioned above.  I also knew AT&T was trying to find a way to get LTE or some other form of "4G".  Knowing that as it may, I knew it would take a while for any new technologies to be implemented and made my choice.

 

Before you blame someone else of falsely stating anything, try to get your "facts" straight. 


You have your facts straight about AT&T being able to legally mislead people, but you are also leaving some facts out. When the Inspire first came out, hsupa was disabled, crippling the device to mere 3G speeds, even in hspa enabled areas. AT&T later rectified this by having HTC release an update that enabled hsupa. Also, due to poor communication down to it's store employees, many employees sold the Inspire under the guise that it would run LTE speeds once the network was up and running. Whether intentional or not, AT&T did initially mislead many customers about what they would be getting with the Inspire.
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sitnsidewayz wrote:

aybarrap1 wrote:

Not to trod on your parade and burst your bubble, but AT&T did NOT  falsely market the Inspire.  As per the ITU (International Telecommunications Union) HSPA+ was authorized to be labeled "4G" along with LTE and WiMAX.  In reality all of the current "4G"  technologies present for cellular companies in the U.S. do not truly meet the 4G standards, so in theory all of the companies are false marketing.  The ITU loosened the grips on the term provided the technologies in place could show a substantial improvement from 3G speeds toward the actual 4G.  

 

I got the Inspire knowing full well the details mentioned above.  I also knew AT&T was trying to find a way to get LTE or some other form of "4G".  Knowing that as it may, I knew it would take a while for any new technologies to be implemented and made my choice.

 

Before you blame someone else of falsely stating anything, try to get your "facts" straight. 


You have your facts straight about AT&T being able to legally mislead people, but you are also leaving some facts out. When the Inspire first came out, hsupa was disabled, crippling the device to mere 3G speeds, even in hspa enabled areas. AT&T later rectified this by having HTC release an update that enabled hsupa. Also, due to poor communication down to it's store employees, many employees sold the Inspire under the guise that it would run LTE speeds once the network was up and running. Whether intentional or not, AT&T did initially mislead many customers about what they would be getting with the Inspire.

Thank you for the additional points and corrections.  I had forgotten about the disabled ability at the beginning.  That did irritate me to no end.  However I understood this to be AT&T and HTC faults.  I was, however, primarily pointing out the concept of "4G" was never incorrect by standards set forth.  As far as the LTE issue, that is both a communication error from corporate to rep and just not having the knowledge in regards to rep.  Being a sales person does not necessarily mean you have to completely understand the jargon by employees.  In fact, I have met AT&T reps who did not know the difference in the specifics of the technology and made assumptions.

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