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

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    Still guys its we want it, we don't need it.
    Some more bashing, bring it on.
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    I didn't say that 4G wouldn't do anything for me, and I didn't say 4G wouldn't do anything......I was asking what 4G would do for me.

    I've been told that 4G will be faster than my wifi. I wonder how anyone can say THAT, since I don't think I mentioned ow fast my broadband wifi was.

    The other question I've asked (besides What will 4G do for me??) is......how will 4G benefit me when I face data caps?? How will I be doing "better" on 4G if I hit my data cap with it in 3 or 4 days...and with wifi I'd NEVER hit a data cap???
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    Everything is based on data speed, we're arguing apples and oranges. 4g "should" be faster than your current 3g. Could be double, triple, could be less than double, the location and traffic will effect it all. As far as data caps go, your requested data will be the same just slower to load. If you order 2 burgers from Wendy's one day it will take 5 minutes (4g) the next day it could take 10 minutes (3g) you still got and charged for two burgers. Some of us are impatient and don't like looking at the buffering circle spin. So be it.
    Anyone that says they can't listen to music or watch YouTube videos of cats playing the violin have slow 3g. I can do both on 3g with no buffering.
    Still we want it, we don't need it.
    I'll stop here before in retaliation I bash on people that can't or won't respect people that have patience or don't have 4g.
    On an ending note I'm still waiting for "5g"
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    I'm sitting here at my local waterhole, 3g loads just as fast as 4g the only difference is on 4g the avatars are displayed, like my wet #$%@&$. On 3g the avatars will not display, only the generic one.
    Does it matter to me? Not.
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    Here's an idea:

    Who cares? Stay on wifi, 3G, 4G or even 1x if it makes you happy.
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    According to the census bureau (going to round the numbers to the nearest even number, so if you want to bash post the actual number to show me you did your research) 24 percent are under 18 YOA (years of age), 14% or over 65 YOA that leaves 62% left. The latter could care less (personal opinion based on observation), the former would absolutely feel the need the have 100 meg speed ( another personal observation), but would fail to fill out a survey because it's a "waste of my precious nano seconds".
    I'm opining in a respectable manor please show me the same courtesy.
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    Exactly whatever floats your boat.

    If 4g means the world to you the worse thing you can do is encourage more people to jump aboard D'oh.
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    what does this survey do exactly? LTE is more efficient in the airwaves, carry more data, and is generally what carriers are moving on to in the future. it is the tech of the future. regardless of the fact that people want it or not, LTE will be the future so that the carriers can still cater to our grandkids in the future.
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    I too was guessing that in the future 4g will replace 3g and 4g will be replaced by something faster and current 3g won't exist or be available anymore

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    That wraps it up.

    Idk what happened to my post. Smh
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    Oops...didn't realize I was "arguing"...LOL

    I don't have 4G, haven't even seen 4G in operation....I was just asking "what will 4G do for me" if I upgrade to it.

    I thought I explained that in my particular situation the vast majority of data use with my 3G phone is when it's linked with high speed broadband wifi. If I upgraded to a 4G phone, the way I use my phone wouldn't change.....it would still be used mostly on my high speed wifi (as my other gear like my Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, my Kindle).

    So...upgrading to a 4G phone wouldn't really "do anything for me"......since I'd be using it on wifi the vast majority of the time anyway.

    The concern I had with upgrading to 4G has been that I will be forced to move from my unlimited data plan to a plan with data caps so that if my "behavior", how I use my phone for data, changes....the faster speed would only run me up against my caps in a BIG hurry. If my "behavior" (the way I use my phones) doesn't change..... moving from an unlimited plan to a plan with caps and 4G, the caps would still be as meaningless to me as they seem to be now since I use nearly no 3G data.

    Of all the replies I've gotten.....only one guy REALLY answered my question (What will 4G do for me??) when he said that with 4G it was now possible to be on a voice call and to use data at the same time. THAT feature is pretty cool.

    I think, if my situation was different, 4G would be great for me like it seems it's great for a lot of people. I travel a bunch....but when I travel it's by motorcycle so I don't have "layover" time where I'm sitting around waiting where 15 minutes of HBO would be my thing. Seems like if I'm not close to home (my own high speed wifi), I'm on the road between wifi hotspots.....

    What I do see here though.....is if I had a 4G phone, I wouldn't have to put up with some of the slow ass wifi I run into sometimes at motels. When travelling I'd be able to buy a higher cap for that month from Verizon and use my phone's 4G to run my own hotspot for my GT2 7.0 or my netbook (if I'm in an area with LTE).

    Thanks to those who tried to answer my questions....and a shrug to those who thought I was slamming or criticizing 4G in some way, I wasn't...I was asking questions to help me make upcoming decisions on hardware replacement.
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    Steve, arguing was should have been comparing, oops. Now I get that you understand the data speed thing (my folks don't grasp any thing with a CPU) sorry.
    The really cool thing is you can video chat on 4g, doesn't impress me much. I don't like looking at people when we are lying to each other. You can also send live video from your camera to wherever.
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    For real. Pretty pathetic that someone paid a lot of money to fund a completely useless survey like this one. Truth is the majority of people aren't smart enough to realize they actually do need 4g for its much faster and more efficient data delivery, so you have to force it on them by eventually making it the only available option.

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    I wonder if in this survey they showed a website loading 1.5 seconds faster on 4g to sway the people who were for it.

    Googorola MAXX
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    I don't think people who haven't experienced 4G should even comment about it. That's like convincing people not to buy a car because it has navigation and you don't see the benefit.
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    Monkeys can tell the difference between 3g n 4g but half the US can't? Why am I not surprised.

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    I'm starting to think that the survey made sure to ask apple owners. As long as Apple doesn't have it yet, to them, it wouldn't matter at all
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    Why shouldn't people be allowed to comment???? I understand that people shouldn't give uninformed opinion, which may cause others to be misinformed....but not to be able to comment??

    I asked questions, trying to understand the benefits of upgrading.....so.....data is faster over 4G than 3G, does that matter if the only data use on my phone is over high speed, broadband, wifi??? Nope......4G's higher data speed would be irrelevant in my case.

    In my case I seldom (if ever) use data over 3G and my habits wouldn't change much if I upgraded to 4G. I'm NOT going to replace my 20+mbps fiber optic broadband service with a 4G mobile hotspot generated by my cell phone (which would have data caps).

    I asked the question "What will 4G do for me??".......I got several answers having to do with faster data speeds, which is meaningless for me since I seldom (if ever) use my cell phone for data (when it's not connected to broadband, high speed, wifi).

    I wish I would have gotten more answers like the one about being able to utilize data and voice at the same time.....but everyone seems focused on data speed. If I was to change my "behavior" and started using the hell out of data on my cell phone.....I'd be in favor of keeping my 3G, unlimited data plan over upgrading to a 4G phone/plan with data caps.

    I doubt this conversation would be happening at all if most of the providers hadn't changed the rules of the game at "half time". What is the benefit of faster data speed if my data is rationed???? If I was already hitting a data cap with 3G, I'd just hit it twice (or more) as fast on 4G LOL.

    This is almost the same discussion I see about what good it does to move to a dual core or quad core processor as long as those processors eat batteries twice or four times as fast. Not a problem if the phone sits in a dock all the time or if I carry around a pocket full of fully charged batteries all the time...LOL

    Kinda like my wife giving up on streaming Pandora radio on her phone when she realized her battery would be dead in 4 or 5 hours. What difference would your data speed make?? Her phone stays in her purse all day on standby, she listens to an mp3 player with built in fm tuner all day...it's battery lasts all week and there's no cap on how much music she can listen to.
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    I don't care...3G is good to me

    Yea, fast is fun...but I don't cry over being in a town without 4G LTE...
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    if ur town had 4g and u moved to a town with 3g... you'd cry... lol

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