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Took years for 3G to spread throughout the country. Are we looking at the same for 4G?
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Message 1 of 14
Guru

Re: 4G

4G for AT&T has not seriously begun yet.

 

AT&T marketing will talk about how HSPA+ and improved backhauls qualify as "4G," but the *real* 4G will be LTE. Verizon has just begun their deployment, and at the moment it's for data devices only. The latest I've heard from AT&T is that they won't even begin that until later this year.

 

The big question in my mind is when (that is, in the iPhone 5 or 6) the iPhone will add an LTE compatible chipset, and for which carriers will it debut LTE. 

Message 2 of 14
Master

Re: 4G

 


nsayer wrote:

but the *real* 4G will be LTE. 


 

Not really.  The ITU decides what 4G really is and they gave the carriers the go ahead to classify HSPA+ as 4G just like they threw the LTE in the category also.  I don't really agree with their decision to cave in.

 

But on the more technical side LTE isn't really 4G either.  Its just a predecessor.  Many would say LTE-Advanced and WiMAX 2 is the real 4G.

 

People are really hung up on the terms.  

 

I look at it like this.  What are my speeds available right now when I purchase a device.  I can't get hung up on what will or what might not be available in the future.

Message 3 of 14
Contributor

Re: 4G

4G with at&t they bairly have 3gSmiley Mad

Message 4 of 14
Scholar

Re: 4G

There is no 4G service with ATT! Call em. Ask where it is. Nowhere. Forget the coverage maps. That's all false advertising. Checkitout.
Message 5 of 14
Employee

Re: 4G

HSPA+ has been deployed to nearly all 3G areas but the backhaul isn't there yet

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Message 6 of 14
Guru

Re: 4G

In other words, the cake is a lie.

 

Message 7 of 14
Master

Re: 4G


nsayer wrote:

In other words, the cake is a lie.

 


That's just about right. Smiley Wink The "4G" claim seems to be false. False advertising/marketing is what I would call it.

 

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Message 8 of 14
Employee

Re: 4G

Its not a lie. The phone is 4G capable and when the network backhaul is there you'll have some nicer speeds.
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Message 9 of 14
Guru

Re: 4G

So, yeah, the cake is a lie.

 

You clearly don't get the reference.

Message 10 of 14
Professor

Re: 4G

...in reality,,, you 'll be getting the speed you paid for and "should" have been getting at 3G... so we are still behind.

Message 11 of 14
Teacher

Re: 4G

 


d1h wrote:
Took years for 3G to spread throughout the country. Are we looking at the same for 4G?

3G is STILL not available to most of the country!   Come on att get your act together!

 

Message 12 of 14
Scholar

Re: 4G

An ATT CS rep told me they JUST got 3G where he lives in BFE. I could NOT believe it!
Message 13 of 14

Re: 4G

The biggest lie is selling the Acer Aspire A) 722 netbook as a 4g device when it has a 3G modem in it. I got suckered good!
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