Pseudo "4g" & not LTE; it's no wonder you don't notice much of a change. AT&T is so awesome.I've been with AT&T for the past 4 years and recently noticed a 4G icon replacing the 3G but don't see any difference in download speed...what's with all the hype about 4G? ...just not seeing it
I get pretty good 3G/hspa speeds on my iPhone at home (usually 8 to 10 Mbps down and 3-4 Mbps up). Travelled in the US recently and used AT&T, couldn't believe it showed 4G for the indicator and speeds less than half of what I'm used to.
I feel for you guys who have to deal with AT&T.
i have a Verizon 4g lte droid. it is suuuuper fast. routinely hit 20+mbps download.I've been with AT&T for the past 4 years and recently noticed a 4G icon replacing the 3G but don't see any difference in download speed...what's with all the hype about 4G? ...just not seeing it
The only thing that changed was the indicator on the top left.I've been with AT&T for the past 4 years and recently noticed a 4G icon replacing the 3G but don't see any difference in download speed...what's with all the hype about 4G? ...just not seeing it
And you never will.The only way you're gonna see a real difference is when you get a Phone with 4G/LTE.
I bought a Samsung Note a few weeks ago and I am seeing 10-15MB/s +
I've never seen that kind of speed on my iPhone 4S ever.
Verizon uses 4G LTE Advanced which is true 4G though, isn't it?I can't speak from an AT&T perspective, but to answer the question in general I can answer from the perspective of a T-Mobile customer. First, to clarify, no network has real 4G. That's just a marketing name. In the case of T-Mobile, what they call 4G is actually their HSPA+ network (4G sounds much nicer). Personally I noticed a difference going from a T-Mobile 3G phone to a 4G phone. The speeds are much better. I would assume AT&T is supposed to be doing the same pattern with their network in terms of 3G/4G (if we ignore LTE for the moment), however anecdotally I've heard from AT&T customers that it isn't actually any faster in terms of speed.
LTE on the other hand is actually faster, and I look forward to seeing it become the new standard.
Verizon uses 4G LTE Advanced which is true 4G though, isn't it?
From what I've seen, I think LTE advanced is set to debut later this year and is not currently available.I was not aware that LTE Advanced was available. Just LTE, which is not true 4G, from what little I have read.
I seeIts insane how MISINFORMED people are.
In regards to At&T, the iPhone 4 uses HSPA. The iPhone 4s uses HSPA/HSPA+. If you're in an area with HSPA+ coverage, you will see significant data speeds compared to their traditional 3G service. THAT is why some people may see a "4G" icon on their 4s, because they're in an HSPA+ area. Keep in mind, data speeds are all relative to location, coverage, traffic, etc.
Verizon currently uses LTE for 4G. AT&T operates a LTE network as well, and totes their HSPA+ network as "4G" in addition to that (Its all marketing). TECHNICALLY, the current LTE networks arent "true" 4G, due in part because data speeds are supposed to be in the 100+ mbps range, among other things. Thats not needed for phones any how. NO carrier operates an LTE Advanced network. I imagine Verizon or Sprint to be first with that. But probably Verizon, since their LTE roadmap is so far along. Sprint's Network Vision towers that they're building are LTE Advanced "Ready".
LTE is amazing. And in most cases, its MUCH faster than MOST people's home internet connections. Im talking about pulling 30-40mbps with a Galaxy Nexus on Verizon, its crazy. Just sucks that the carriers tier data. But hey, part of the blame for that is people who root/jailbreak their phones and tether!
Yea I think Apple is using this as a model for what the symbols mean.Just AT&T changing it to advertise a better network which really isn't different from before.
Before 3G stood for HSPA or HSPA+. Now "4G" logo stands for HSPA or HSPA+.
They should've kept it
4G = HSPA+
3G = HSPA
2G = EDGE
?? = GSM
Exactly what I plan to do too. I'm lucky if I get any data throughput here in DC on my "faux"-GThat's what I plan to do.
GPRS definitely shows up as a little circleNo. EDGE shows up at E, and GPRS shows up as G, on the off occasion that you see it (malfunctioning network or roaming).