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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In an ideal world
by bouhko on Wed 13th Jul 2011 18:21 UTC
bouhko
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2010-06-24

In an ideal world, you would have one 4G subscription and use it with your phone as well as with your laptop and a lot of people could entirely drop their DSL/cable subscription. So in this world, 4G would be useful, because you would just have internet on all your devices with a single provider, single contract, single fee.

Unfortunately, I don't think this is going to happen anytime soon with all the data caps and other traffic inspection trends around.

In the meantime, I don't need 4G for my phone. I use 3G to check my mail and check some websites while in the train, and 3G works great for that. For all the rest, I have my laptop.

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