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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Excellent response!
by wocowboy on Wed 13th Jul 2011 09:11 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by A.H."
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That was just about the best comment I have seen on this site in AGES! You are exactly right. I might add the various little groups that find aspects of software programs that are not "free and open source" enough to suit them, as has been debated ad nauseum on here over the years.

As regards EDGE/3G/4G/LTE, there isn't enough of whatever technology they are trying to pass off as "4G/LTE/HSUPA+ whatever" right now to make any difference to any customer. It's only available in a few very tiny areas of the U.S. in major metropolitan areas, surrounded then by 3G in the suburbs and towns over 75,000 population, leaving the vast rest of the country served by EDGE coverage if that area has coverage at all. The cellphone companies have never completed installation of ANY "G" system before moving on to the next big thing, and it does not look like this will be any different. You have to drill way down deep in any carrier's coverage maps to even find their 4G coverage.

You can't even see the 4G coverage until you drill down deep in any carrier's coverage maps, so I say again, it really DOES NOT matter right not.

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