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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zima
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2005-07-06

"Central Europe" is a too broad description to use (for most of the accepted meanings: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Europe ), even two years ago: http://www.gsmworld.com/roaming/GSM_EuropePoster2009A.pdf

In the meantime, large swaths of the grey areas certainly improved; for example: http://internet.play.pl/maps/map (click "Play Online - internet mobilny"; too bad this network jumped onto the "HSPA+ = 4G" bandwagon; at least what they have is good, and most of other networks aren't too far behind), or http://www.t-mobile.cz/web/cz/residential/internet/mapa-pokryti (not so nice in practice, but still very visibly better than 2+ years ago; plus it's a weird place, 1/4th of the population lives in the capital area ;p ). So I suspect it's generally much better in our region than you portray.

That, or my 20k city (with good 3G coverage from almost all major networks, 50+ km from the nearest agglomeration of note) suddenly became "major"...

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