Samsung Galaxy SII May Come to Verizon as Early as Aug 12, and Before Other Carriers

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  1. SSHGuru

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    If you want to stream Netflix you better get 4g. In the next 2 years there will be far more streaming options available that 3g just will perform badly on.

    I mainly use wi-fi myself. I just don't want to get a phone that doesn't last 2 years. So I will go with 4g.
     
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    Hmm... 3G works fine for me. Haven't ever had to buffer.
     
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    Ditto and with many power users moving to 4G, 3G should be handling less of a load as well.
     
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    Unless you live in a big city, you will not see 4g service until the end of 2013. That is 2 1/2 years away. Even if you live in a major area, you may not get 4G until the end of 2012, 18 months away and most NE2 (new every 2) are available every 20 months.
    If you use wi-fi, then 4G doesn't matter.
    If you want the unlimited data transfered from your current unlimited plan, then 4g is a big deal.
     
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    I don't blame you. I don't stream Netflix or Pandora or pretty much anything over my phone. I do stream Pandora at home, but I do that via Wifi. Like I said earlier, it is preference. I know for alot of people, no 4G will be a deal breaker, just not for me. I pretty much make phone calls, text and play some games on my phone. I don't use it for work like alot of people do. I guess technically, I could get away with not having a smartphone at all, but now that I have one and all the apps available, I couldn't go back to anything else. For me, I prefer the speed and performance of the device itself rather than the speed of the network. I might be in the minority, but that's how I roll!
     
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    Yea.
    I mean at home and at work I use Wifi, which the ones I have are a heck of a lot faster than most areas 4G, and when I am away from Wifi Hotspots 3G does the job. And well.

    I would love to have 4G, but I would see myself turning it off most of the time to save battery life. And that would be a waste of money.
     
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    I think there is a good possibility of LTE since sprints definitely has Wimax. They added length and width as opposed to thickness to put it in and they added a 1800 mah battery. Let's hope Verizon doesn't butcher it because Sprint got it right.
     
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    I agree. Let's keep the LTE door open.
     
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    Sucks that the support tweets have since pulled that statement back. Guess we will have to wait and see what it comes out with. If it does have 4G then I am in. If it does not then I still might be as I am growing tired of Moto's waiting game with the Bionic.

    I just hope Samsung supports this phone better so I dont have to hassle with constantly flashing it myself...
     
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    Reading through the update, it sounds like the Verizon person mistakenly confused LTE on the Tab with LTE on the SGSII.

    Brandon
     
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