LTE -> 4G -> 3G Question?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by knck out, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. knck out macrumors member

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    Just wondering if LTE is not available in your area, would the ip5 resort to 4G (Wimax) or all the way back down to the carriers 3G network?

    asking this because i don't have LTE in my area and sprint doesn't plan to for a while. Although 4G is available. Wondering what the phone would resort too. Sprints 3G is just awful

    Thanks in advance (sorry if a post like this has already been posted)
     
  2. penajmz macrumors 68030

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    With AT&T the case will be HSPA+ and with Sprint it will be 3G.
     
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    Intell macrumors P6

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    Seeing how no iPhone can use WiMax. But on AT&T the iPhone 4S and 5 will drop to HSPA+ and on Verizon and Sprint it'll drop to CDMA speeds. Or in Sprint's case, very fast dialup speeds.
     
  5. Meanee macrumors 6502a

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    If 25mbps speeds (practical speeds that I actually experienced) is not 4G, I am not sure what could be.
     
  6. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    1000mbps
     

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