LTE microcell? when?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by portishead, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. portishead macrumors 65816

    Apr 4, 2007
    los angeles
    What am I going to do with my 3G microcell? It enables me to have pretty good reception in my building. I'm wondering how good LTE is going to be. Hmm... Will we see an LTE microcell anytime soon? What you people think?
  2. southerndoc macrumors 65816


    May 15, 2006
    Doubt it. LTE is a lower frequency and thus will travel better and penetrate walls better. The iPhone 5 is backwards compatible with 3G, so I highly doubt carriers will update MicroCells. In fact, they haven't done so for current LTE phones (at least with AT&T).
  3. rnizlek macrumors 6502

    Mar 31, 2004
    Washington, DC
    What's the point, at least until VoLTE is really prevalent? If you're using a microcell, you have internet nearby and thus should have WiFi (faster, lower battery consumption). Why run up your data usage by going through the microcell?

    I'd give it 2-3 years prior to seeing anything involving a microcell that has LTE.

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