3g vs 4g?

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  1. currensy

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    Is it a fact that 3g could be faster because so many people won't be on the network if they decide to go on 4g? Because in that case, I would purchase a droid x instead of a htc thunderbolt
     
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    True 4g is way faster then 3g its not even a comparison, and there wont be more people on 4g because it wont be available in most areas for a good while.

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    Even with less poeple on it, im sure verizons 3g speed is still going to suck.

    Im gonna need more info on that boosted s2k btw, boostedhonda.
     
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    Haha pm me whatever you wanna know so we aren't spamming this thread.

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    3G tops out at like 2.2mbps, but most people only get maybe 1/3 that speed. LTE is supposed to hit speeds of 5-12mbps, so probably 10-12X faster for most people. Toss in optimized dual core and the browsing experience will be far, far superior, truly comparable to home broadband on a PC.

    And, um, because it's 10X faster theoretical capacity is also 10X greater, but it's probably even more than that.
     
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    Possible but unlikely.
     
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    the day that 3g reaches it's maximum speed to it's users is probably when 4g coverage reaches the current 3g coverage. Even then, why would you want 3g? =P
     
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    Me personally I'm not going to pay and extra $15 a month For it when I already have a $120 a month bill for 2 droids so I will pass on 4g, 3G does everything that I need it to do it streams videos and all that just fine
     
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    I agree with Tilly above - already paying too much for 5 lines with 3G data.

    Sorry if this has been asked already, but if you have a 4G phone within 4G coverage do you HAVE to pay extra or can you opt out?
     
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    I believe it is mandatory. Similar to how if you want a smart phone you have to get a data plan.

    Then again, why get a 4g phone if you're not in a 4g area?
     
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    Seems that the coolest new phones are all 4G - but I may not want the expense of 4G. Sometimes I think I should just get the DX for free at Walmart and be done with it!!
     
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    no it will not be mandatory to have the serv. you just wont have the 4g is what I was told
     
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