How important is lte or 4g to you?

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    Is any one going to leave vzw if the sgs2 comes without lte, and go to say tmobile? Or if for some reason it doesn't come to vzw at all?

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    Regardless, I am going back to Sprint for my next phone. Verizon has a little bit better coverage, but their customer service and cost sucks.

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    I care very little about 4G because 3G on Verizon is plenty fast for my needs. Thus, the S2 (Verizon version) lacking 4G would not really decrease its appeal in my eyes.

    However, like the guy above me, I'm thinking of jumping ship to Sprint. IF I do that, then I would care about 4G a lot more b/c Sprint's 3G is not as fast as Verizon's in my area. It's noticeably slower. Thus, if I switch to Sprint, I would definitely prefer a phone with 4G (I live in a 4G city).
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    I care very much about 4G because although it is not yet in my area I'm confident it will be sorely missed before my contract is up.
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    I used lte 4g and it is very nice.
    If the galaxy s2 had great battery life using 4g I would definitely stay.

    If it's anything like the current crop of 4g verizon phones, not so much.
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    I have no interest in LTE at all.
    3G is plenty fast, and by seeing how terrible battery life is on 4G LTE phones, it might be good.
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    Simply put: If it's not 4g, I'd rather get the charge over it , or more likely, the Bionic.

    If it does get Verizon 4g LTE on it however, the GSII will be the single best US phone this year, easily. As far as battery issues go, meh, my first two purchases are always the biggest SD card I can shove in there, and the biggest battery I can shove in there... I actually prefer to have a bit of weight to my phones.
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    Important if all tiered data is gonna be the same price... they are charging us more for something that's cheaper and better? Fun times, but I'm prolly best getting closer to my money's worth... lol

    You have just been post pwned
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    Not important to me
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    If the Verizon 4G LTE is comparable to the others 4G, then I could care less about it now. There are no services runing at true 4G speeds that I am aware of.

    4G: Myth Vs. Reality - Technology News Story - WKMG Orlando

    and a visual:

    http://money.cnn.com/2010/12/01/technology/4g_myth/index.htm

    Until such time the infrastructure and/or technology gets to the point it can deliver the rated speeds for 4G, then its all hype. :icon_ banana:

    I opted for a 3G phone (Samsung Facinate) for this reason. I've been with Verizon for just over 3-4 weeks. The person I spoke to told me TRUE 4G speeds will not be around for at least a 18 months to 2 years, if then. By then I will be ready for anew phone anyways. So I opted to save my money and get a 3G phone.
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    LTE is 10-20x faster than 3G on average. You took an L if you just signed up and got the fascinate.
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    Not from what I saw at the Verizon store and read. What does "you took an L" mean anyways?
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    On the charge I tested where I live, the 4G speeds were at least 20 times faster.

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    L = loss. It would be the opposite of ftw.
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    I agree with these guys. Though it may not be "true" 4G speed, LTE speeds are literally a 20 fold increase over 3G and if people don't think that's significant... Well I really don't have much to say.
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    4g is on a whole different ballpark of speed

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    The thing with 4g is why do people need that fast of an internet connection on their phone? 3g does video chat and internet streaming fine.

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    One example for me would be if you want to download a movie before you get onto a plane.
    4G will be able to finish it MUCH faster. I even think VZ might have had a commercial using that example...

    But really, 4G is just 3G. Except it does everything like 20+ times faster.
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    I use to think I needed 4g. But after evaluating my use I didn't. I have never needed internet that fast in my life. It would be good if one was downloading gigs of data. But who does that really. With 3g pages already load in seconds. Video and music streaming are also fine with 3g. 4g is overkill but if a good phone comes out with 4g I am not going to turn it away. But currently the 3g phones are better than the 4g. I will never sacrifice battery life for absurd internet speeds. A small bump to 2mbs would be good enough for me.

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    But why not already have movies on your 16gb+ SD card that you dl from home ? I would be prepared for a long plane flight. Ima agree with the poster above me. 4g is just too fast for phones. Even airports besides major ones have wifi. Although it sometimes cost money; 4g is just crazy.

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