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Old 09/04/2012, 12:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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4G Is NOT Necessarily LTE

About 1-1/2 years ago I switched to Verizon because I was getting LTE out at my house and down at my office.

I was watching TV last night and an ATT commercial came on saying they had the Nations Largest 4G Network.

I went to ATT's site and looked at their Coverage maps showing their LTE coverage, and thought; what the heck!
They hardly have any LTE coverage.
Then I remembered they are talking about their 4G not LTE.
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Old 09/12/2012, 01:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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4G Is NOT Necessarily LTE

About 1-1/2 years ago I switched to Verizon because I was getting LTE out at my house and down at my office.

I was watching TV last night and an ATT commercial came on saying they had the Nations Largest 4G Network.

I went to ATT's site and looked at their Coverage maps showing their LTE coverage, and thought; what the heck!
They hardly have any LTE coverage.
Then I remembered they are talking about their 4G not LTE.
I was reading an article (can't remember where now) was that AT&T was rolling out a ton of new LTE markets, and getting closer to VZW's numbers.
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Old 09/12/2012, 03:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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In webOS land that does us no good because even the Verizon Pre 3 is just 3G, at least with my at&t Pre 3 I get faux G which is actually not that bad (the main reason why I went with the at&t version over the Verizon one). But in the near future maybe we can load some Open webOS awesomeness on some new state of art LTE smartphone That would be cool.
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Old 09/12/2012, 04:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I was reading an article (can't remember where now) was that AT&T was rolling out a ton of new LTE markets, and getting closer to VZW's numbers.
still sparse here in nor-cal, only in the bay area.... and as was said, means nothing for current webOS users.
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Old 09/13/2012, 11:14 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Doesn't matter anyway. LTE is technically 3.9G, as it is afterall "Long Term Evolution" towards 4G.
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Old 11/21/2012, 02:01 AM   #6 (permalink)
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4G Is NOT Necessarily LTE

About 1-1/2 years ago I switched to Verizon because I was getting LTE out at my house and down at my office.

I was watching TV last night and an ATT commercial came on saying they had the Nations Largest 4G Network.

I went to ATT's site and looked at their Coverage maps showing their LTE coverage, and thought; what the heck!
They hardly have any LTE coverage.
Then I remembered they are talking about their 4G not LTE.
thought i'd update this thread in case anyone searches later:

ATT Pre 3's are HSPA+ capable. On T-Mo's new 1900 rollout of their faux-G in Atlanta, I'm getting 5-9Mbps downloads.

meanwhile, ATT's LTE devices get 20Mbps. a significant difference. (haven't tried the Pre3 on ATT yet to see what their HSPA+ speeds are)

no comment on whether HSPA+ is 3.5G and LTE is 3.9G. or there is no true 4th generation technology, vs. 4th generation of speed capabilities.
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Old 11/21/2012, 02:32 AM   #7 (permalink)
 
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I was talking to our IT chief today about this (company updating phones) and he said that right now LTE isn't about what the speed is currently, but more about what it is capable of in the future.
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Old 11/21/2012, 04:53 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Just for fun reference: 4G - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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