iPhone 4's in 4G network

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  1. zelaya macrumors 6502

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    Hi guys, I called at&t this morning and the lady told me my iPhone 4"s is capable to get 4G signal but I gad to surrender my grandfather unlimited plan for their new data plan. Do you think she pulled that out her ass? Do not make no sense.
     
  2. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    As Far As I Know

    And trying to interpret your English, you were told that AT&T support 4G?
     
  3. AlphaVictor87 macrumors 6502a

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    She was most likely refering to the HSPA+ that they are calling 4G.

    In any case though, since you are grandfathered in you should be able to get the 4s unlimited data plan.
     
  4. zelaya thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Everytime I call customer service they always tells me something different. I called because I'm having reception issues at my mother house so I ask them why the new iPhone 4's are not receiving 4G network. That's all! I need to check with their new 4's unlimited data plan. I'm curious if someone that have the new phone 4's have the 4G showing on their iPhone.

    Nothing is wrong with my english....... but thank you for pointed it out.


     
  5. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    That is because iPhone 4S is NOT a 4G (LTE) phone and does not have the LTE chip in it. However it does have a theoretical download speed of 14.4 Mbps. Your iphone 4S will still run on 3G no matter what.
     
  6. zelaya thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's what I thought. Thank you for the clarification.

     
  7. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    Not sure why you needed confirmation here. Specs are always available on Apple's site:
    http://www.apple.com/iphone/specs.html
    If something isn't mentioned (i.e. LTE) then don't assume that they threw it in for free.

    Typical for any carrier. Learn to research on your own and corroborate data (don't rely on talking to a CSR).
     
  8. Badrottie Suspended

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    how do I know? I don't think iP4s is capable of HSPA+ (4G)??
     
  9. Menel macrumors 603

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    Yes, your English sucks. Let me help. If that was an accurate repair.

    iPhone 4S is a 4G/HSPA+ that will communicate on ATT's network at upto 14.4mbps. Realistic throughput after error correction and protocol overhead will be around 8-10mbps, for example on the speedtest.net app.

    This does not require a new data plan, this does not require you to end your grandfather'd unlimited plan. It's basically an evolution of their 3G network.
     
  10. Badrottie Suspended

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    all I know my english SUCKS but I don't give a DAMN!
     

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