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 _txf_
by steogede2 on Tue 12th Jul 2011 22:15 UTC in reply to "Comment by _txf_"
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NOTE: I also fail to see what is so useful about 4g; Wireless networking is so expensive that I can easily see someone mistakenly bankrupting themselves....

Ditto that. Faster connection will just mean you use your allowance quicker and run your bill up higher. The current mobile data charging is extortionate (in the UK atleast) - e.g. out of allowance data usage can be 200x the cost (i.e. £5 for upto 1GB then £1/MB out of allowance).

Hopefully the increased capacity of 4G networks will result in lower costs per MB. But even if it does, I doubt that the telcos will stop selling by confusion.

Edited 2011-07-12 22:18 UTC

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