Almost 50% of U.S. Consumers Don't Think They Need 4G LTE According to Survey

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  1. liftedplane

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    You are indeed correct, however i prefer to be connected and having information at my fingertips instead of how it was in the nineties.

    Though I've gone without plenty of times if rather not.

    Speaking of not needing tech that new show about all electronics suddenly not working looks epic, i can't remember the name but it looks awesome.

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    If I remember correctly we didn't have smart phones and computers were even dumber. I like numbers, D'oh, pi to the millionth place epically failed by the USA's most advanced computer in the eighties. Now a modern computer can hand that task in 10 seconds
     
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    Sprint is the only truly unlimited left and I've heard their service is getting much much better.

    You may be able to keep unlimited, you really never know until you try, out get the right rep. Tell them you either get to keep it or off you are.

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    A couple more jumped in to the unlimited no throttling plan as of late.
     
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    I need 16g

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    It's not always a need to pad the bottom line. Sometimes its a need to be more efficient to survive. Look at HTC. I bet they are digging deep right now to figure out how to keep the doors open.
     
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    They need a larger poll, if you asked my mother she would say "What's 4G"? Now if you ask the mothers teenage son, most likely they will say they love 4G because everything is faster.
     
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    Okay, in a nutshell, technology is the number one cause of workplace goofing off. Plenty of stats to verify that fact.
    Case in point in Los Angeles the government nearly crashed their system by watching the Olympics.
    Another case in point, MOI, used to read the paper in the morning then work all day, now I goof off on this device on and off all day. BTW bottom line is just a number.
     
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    Verizon's policy is that you are allowed to keep unlimited when you replace your phone IF you pay full retail price for your phone. So....I can keep my unlimited plan (which I use nearly zero data on anyway since nearly ALL my data use is over wifi) and pay @$500-$600 for my replacement phone, or I can switch to the new calling plan and continue paying about $100 for replacement phones......

    I still haven't heard anyone answer the question "What will 4G do for me??"...other than one guy who said something about watching 15 minutes of HBO when he's waiting somewhere (if I'm waiting somewhere for 15 minutes, I'll fire up the Kindle app on my 3G phone and read whatever book I'm working on at the time).

    So...I get it...4G delivers data faster than 3G.....what good does that do for me if nearly all my data use is done over high speed, broadband, wifi AND if I'm forced by my provider to live within data caps when off wifi????

    When we first went to smart phones I paid the $30 a month for unlimited data for myself and $15 for "limited" data for my wife. Soon realized she was going to use more data than I was because she still works for a living (I'm retired) and she loves streaming music. So I boosted her plan to unlimited. She found pretty quick that if she streamed music to her phone....her battery was dead by some time after lunch so her phone was useless the rest of the day. She went back to using an mp3 player with a built in fm tuner...battery on it lasts a week on one charge.

    So......between the two of us...we're paying $60 for unlimited data and when I check our usage I see that monthly we use something like .04GB. If each of us is using about .02GB of data each month......what will 4G do for us????? I mean...I understand if you're working, you're out and about, in plaes a lot where high speed wifi isn't....and you need to do e-mail, document transfers, if you're using your phone as a GPS (I've got an actual GPS LOL) all kinds of stuff. Speed is a factor for you. Only time I used 3G to look something up on the web when I was out and about.....I googled an address.

    Of course the new calling plans do ONE thing for me......they replace the limit we have on talk minutes (wife and I share 700 minutes a month, rarely go over or even come close, with unlimited talk......which wasn't much of an issue since nearly everyone we know is with the same provider and mobile to mobile with them was free anyway....LOL
     
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    I've read everyone's comments/criticism over how they don't need 4G and how they are happy with their 3G, etc, etc. Thats all well and good, but the main difference between 3G and 4G (aside from speed) is the fact that you can now talk on the phone and simultaneously use the internet. AT&T was using this as their iphone marketing plan against VZW, since you couldn't do this on VZW, unless you were connected to wifi. Not a big deal for most, but when you need to look something up while on the phone it is very helpful.

    I absolutely love having 4G and would not consider going back to 3G. For a while I had 4G at home and 3G at work. When I was at work it was almost painful to go online b/c it really was that much slower than what I was used to at home. Speaking of home, I have a wifi network at home that I hardly ever connect to with my phone. The wifi is just too slow and unreliable compared to my 4G connection (may partly be my router) but 4G is just that good that I don't want to use wifi.

    So while most people don't need 4G, once you get a taste of it chances are you won't want to have to go back.
     
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    I concur completely, when my 4g connection is as reliable as my 3g signal I'll probably never look back.
     
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    I've been saying since wimax came out that practical uses for 4g don't exist for the masses :(. I love my maxx, but besides tethering i have little use for 4g, going evdo prepaid next phone. Now down the road when your whole house operates on the internet, 4g will be useful.

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