Can I upgrade to 4G internet without getting a new phone?

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    I got the DX2 right when it came out and afterward I heard that it was 4G capable (still don't know if thats true or not) but I only have 3G. I don't know much about this but is there a way to upgrade my current phone to 4G without getting a new one?

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    The X2 is 3G only. No way to upgrade to 4G without a 4G capable phone.
     
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    Yeah 4g is in the hardware not the software.

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    The X2 would have to have a 4G sim card slot and there is no such slot available,meaning it is not 4G capable:icon_evil:
     
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    You can feel good about the X2, it doesn't suffer any data drops. ;-) :D
     
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    I love my x2 probably the best handset I've ever had, and its a real struggle as to whether to upgrade or not.

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    Went from the X to the razr, loving it so far, although I stream alot so 4g is a must, battery life is on par with my dx too, about 12hrs off a 100% charge, the only other phone I would consider would be the gnex, hope you get your conundrum sorted out

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    Correct. 4G is a technology that was introduced later, after 3G, and requires a completely separate radio chip to encode and decode the advanced communication protocol. It also communicates on a completely different radio frequency spectrum, not unlike the difference between AM and FM radio bands.

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    I would wait to upgrade to 4G for a while I hear data is dropping alot with them. Let the 4G system get stable.
     
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    Yup, three outages this month alone. Glad I'm on 3g, although my 3g coverage where I work has been SLOW. That, or they are capping me because I do go over 2gb a month with the streaming I do.
     
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    I came from the x2 and was on the fence too...If I were you I'd stay with x2....I regret jumping to Razr so quickly...I love the Razr but the bugs battery life and data dropping really take away from the experience....

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    I would wait a few months to a year to go to 4G as raw Dodge said the lack of 4G working all the time is not a good thing plus some 4G phones do not step down to 3G so you will have no data
     
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