3g to 4g droid

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  1. davedroid2323
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    will a 3g phone be able to upgrade to a 4g phone or would I have to buy a new one?
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    Once VZW makes 4G available to all a software update to your droid handset will take place allowing for the 4G service to work. As it stands now the droid is the only 4G capable phones that VZW has out. So, no worries
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    do you have proof of this? all threads on this board, as well as other readings online have all stated that the DROID and all of VZW's curretn 3G lineup are NOT LTE compatible.
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    I second that emotion. :confused:
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    My information comes from the Motorola support staff. I called for issue i had with a defective keyboard (peeling off as i opened the slider). As my new replacement was being taken care of by Motorola and i was still on the phone with him we had a little conversation about the droid. I was assured that the droid is indeed the only capable 4G phone that verizon currently has. (this came about because we were talking about the sprint 4G network)
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    ^^ I wouldn't hold anything a Moto tech says to merit. LTE will require different functionality than a software update.
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    the droid is not 4g ready.
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    I have not read anything that states the Droid is LTE ready!! That would be great if it were factual but need to see proof!!!
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    right, it's not a software difference but a hardware difference. you will have to upgrade phones..
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    They do have some devices that are in use in larger metropolitan areas. These devices are in use by VZW and partners of VZW for testing purposes. They have some devices that are already made for it such as MyFy (personal wifi) and we should start seeing these availiable to the masses around the middle of next year
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    I now see where rumors get started.
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    I think it's safe to assume that most of the misinformation being disseminated is by idiot VZ sales staff that will say anything to make a sale.
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    By the time LTE rolls out, the Droid will be a dinosaur.
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    yep. that is the truth
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    I don't think you understand what the G stands for...sure it's become the new buzz word and people seem to think its like G-Forces....G simply stands for generation. Verizon is currently on their 3rd generation network. The fourth gen network...ie, 4G as far as I've heard will be WiMAX, and no, Droid will not work on it..it is a totally different radio...not a software update.

    If they slipped WiMAX capable radios into the Droids that is news to everyone since it has been dissected and if there was a WiMAX radio on there it would be front page news on every blog!

    Sprint brags about having the worlds first 4G network....well that was because they also had the worlds first cell network!! Based on how long they've been around they should be at like 8th Gen, so they are WAY behind and shouldn't be bragging about it!

    No matter what technology VZW decides to use for the new network it will more than likely require new hardware. While I would love the droid to just jump on the new system when it gets switched on, more than likely that will be saved for the Droid 2....or 3 depending on how long they actually take!
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    Has it been confirmed they are actually going with LTE?
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    This is something that they already have test networks up and running.

    The supposed speed is somewhere around 25Mbps MAX, but when a few 3rd party companies where doing testing the fastest they could get at one point was 22Mbps.

    Its coming to Verizon, its just a matter of when and $$$$ to develop the infrastructure.
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    4G for Verizon is LTE, AT&T and T-Mobile too.

    Sprint went with WiMax...
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