Linked by David Adams on Tue 12th Jul 2011 17:42 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless A recent Retrevo Gadgetology survey suggests that users are unclear on what exactly 4G means, don't know whether their current mobile service is 4G or not, and even if they do know, are unsure of the benefit. It also seems that mobile device owners' loyalty to their chosen platform is more important to them than higher network speeds.
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RE: Comment by A.H.
by WorknMan on Tue 12th Jul 2011 19:41 UTC in reply to "Comment by A.H."
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"34% of iPhone owners mistakenly think they already have 4G"

What a surprise.

Well, I'm an Android user, with a rooted phone and a custom ROM installed, and even I'm not sure what 4g REALLY is. All I know is that if a carrier advertises 4g, it's probably going to be faster than 3g, and will most likely drain the battery like a motherf**ker.

Basically, if it says 4g, that means faster than 3g. For non-geeks, is there really any reason to give a shit about the specifics? I'll probably look and see what the average data speeds are in my area for each carrier, but other than that, I don't give a ding dong didley about acronyms.

People that argue about the technical definition of 4g are probably the ones that get their panties in a wad when you don't put 'GNU/' in front of Linux. Honestly, some people need to just go outside ....

Edited 2011-07-12 19:43 UTC

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