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    I live in extended network and I'm beginning to think 4g is better than extended! !!! The reason I say is because I went 6 hours on extended network with moderate use and battery discharged to 70%.... on 4g now for 10 hours with moderate usage I'm still pumping 30%.... guess I need to move to 4g area

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hail View Post
    I live in extended network and I'm beginning to think 4g is better than extended! !!! The reason I say is because I went 6 hours on extended network with moderate use and battery discharged to 70%.... on 4g now for 10 hours with moderate usage I'm still pumping 30%.... guess I need to move to 4g area

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    Which makes complete sense if you understand how the extended network works. Long range directional antennas project the signal out beyond the fringe of the Standard 4G network. This gets the 4G signal out to phones well beyond the normal range of standard 4G towers. This leaves only one problem. The cell phone has to get the return signal back to that tower and since the cell phone doesn't project the signal directionally, it's only option is to increase output power...which consumes more battery power.

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    Which makes complete sense if you understand how the extended network works. Long range directional antennas project the signal out beyond the fringe of the 4G network. This gets the 4G signal out to phones well beyond the normal range of standard 4G towers. This leaves only one problem. The cell phone had to get the return signal back to that tower and since the cell phone doesn't project the signal directionally, it's only option is to increase output power...which consumes more battery power.

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    Ok even if extended is a 3g network? Keep 5 bars and 3g at the house!!!! With that said, feel bad for dumping on Verizon about my thunderbolt ... oh, well gotta RAZR maxx outta it!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoxKat View Post
    Which makes complete sense if you understand how the extended network works. Long range directional antennas project the signal out beyond the fringe of the 4G network. This gets the 4G signal out to phones well beyond the normal range of standard 4G towers. This leaves only one problem. The cell phone has to get the return signal back to that tower and since the cell phone doesn't project the signal directionally, it's only option is to increase output power...which consumes more battery power.

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    Well said!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Droid101

    Well said!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hail View Post
    Ok even if extended is a 3g network? Keep 5 bars and 3g at the house!!!! With that said, feel bad for dumping on Verizon about my thunderbolt ... oh, well gotta RAZR maxx outta it!!!!

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    I am not sure what you meant by that statement above, but ANY extended network is likely to use more phone power than a comparable standard network connection due to the phone having to work harder to get the transmission signal to reach back to the tower. SO if it's 3G or 4G, if it's in the extended range it's most likely going to cause the phone to increase Milliwatt (MW) output.

    On a side note, I used to get 4G all the way to the entrance to my Cul-de-sac, but not to my house about 100 yards deeper in. Just yesterday I discovered I now have 4G in my house, but it's weak - 2 or 3 bars at best. So, Verizon must have either tweaked the directions of nearby Standard 4G towers, or have tweaked or extended the ranges of the Extended 4G network to now cover me. So I'm exactly in your boat. Yesterday with 4G turned on, my phone was dead by 4PM. Today it was dead again by about the same time of day, and even with a wall adapter AND a portable backup battery I wasn't able to get it above 50% while using it.

    So I may be turning off 4G altogether until I get a tower in my back yard - so to speak.

    Update: Just checked the coverage map and they did extend the 4G Extended network to cover well past my home. http://network4g.verizonwireless.com/#!/coverage
    Last edited by FoxKat; 05-11-2012 at 10:33 PM.

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