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i didnt even know LTE was out anywhere ..

they do only use phones vs say a mobile hub which prob can pull in better speeds.

although i cant say people would be disappointed to know there cell phone is faster then most peoples DSL lines.
 

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If there is 0% chance of obtaining the advertised speed (today) then I think they need to stop being dishonest. Is that too much to ask?

Lots of techno-babble but is there some slim chance of getting that speed?
 

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redzone, this "new 4G" is the re-wording of 3G+. I don't know how they get away with this crap.

Also, in the article they are using an Iphone 4. A great phone, but not an actual "4G" phone. I know it doesn't really matter as speeds don't even reach what they were claiming a year ago, but it would lend more credibility to the article and debunk the speeds even more if they used a phone capable of 4G speeds, that is if we even have one released here in Canada yet...
 

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i didnt even know LTE was out anywhere ..
Rogers is running a test LTE system in Ottawa and should have it in service, in several major cities, later this year.
 

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Can someone give me a good reason for wanting more than 7Mps in the first place? I average about 3-4Mps and that's more than enough for what I use my Nexus One for (on an unlimited data plan no less). Heck, my home network isn't that much faster and I never feel I need more speed.
 

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It may be fast enough for smart phones, but LTE/4G is also intended to support computers. The long term goal is to have one network that everything connects to, no matter where you are.
 

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^ I know that but I figured the reason it was only on wifi presently was because '3G' wasn't fast enough to support it.

How do we know true '4G' won't be able to handle it?
 

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^ I know that but I figured the reason it was only on wifi presently was because '3G' wasn't fast enough to support it.

How do we know true '4G' won't be able to handle it?
It would be able to handle it. So would 3G. I've used Facetime on a WiFi connection that only had a 3 Mbps throughput and it was fine - no choppiness at all. I think that the main reason 3G access is turned off in Facetime by Apple is that the carriers (mainly U.S.) don't want it to overload their networks.
 
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