LTE vs 3G

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by IUBall22, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. IUBall22 macrumors 6502

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    I'm trying to understand the impact of losing unlimited data. If I maintain my same habits on LTE that I had on 3G, would I be consuming the same amount of data?
     
  2. satchow macrumors 6502

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    Think of it this way. Let's say you have a bicycle (3G) and a motorcycle (LTE). To get to the store, it'll still be a mile whether on bike or motorcycle, you'll just get there alot faster on the motorcycle. But with the motorcycle since its so fast you might want to go to more stores than you would on your bicycle.
     
  3. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

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    You will also tend to use LTE more since you dont wait for anything. I would never give up unlimited.
     
  4. IUBall22 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Gotcha, so basically it wouldn't result in a higher data usage if my habits don't change.
     
  5. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Correct.

    But none of us can guess if your habits will change, so pay attention this first month to your data usage in your carrier account.
     

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