My iphone only connects to lte or 3G not 4g

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  1. Tmurray315 macrumors regular

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    I notice my friend has the same phone same location his iphone 5 says 4g my says 3G had iPhone since launch never saw it connect to 4g all I see is lte or 3G is there something wrong
     
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    Oh okay he has at@t and I have Verizon we were next to each other mine said 3G his says 4g why does at@t says 4g and mine 3G is it the same thing as 3G cause all I notice I either get 3G or lte no 4g
     
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    easily googled but thats just 3G+
     
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    No. AT&T's 3G+/HSPA+ is much faster. On the iPhone 5 it can reach speeds of 21Mbps. Verizon's 3G's fastest speeds are about 3Mbps.
     
  7. Erock2 macrumors member

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    HSPA+ - Basically it's faster 3G, on the iPhone 5 it'll say 4G when he's in the area.
    LTE - is 4G for Verizon.
     
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    hspa+ is att's way of making up for a less mature lte coverage. Kinda pointless now that I think about it when average LTE speeds are around the fastest HSPA+ speeds.Makes using the lte switch kind of redundant. I wish Verizon had something like that because honestly their 3G is terrible.
     
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    You're using different carriers that's why.
    Its not the same network so you might get different indicators at different places and higher or lower signal bars at the same place.
    Now if you used the same network then it would be an issue.
    Now it is now.
     
  10. Tmurray315 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oh so what your saying is at@t 3G says 4g on the iPhone
     
  11. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    AT&T's 3G or 3G+ is 10 times faster than verizons cdma 3G.
     
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    Because you have crappy Verizon....


    Talk about going in circles. :confused:
     
  14. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Really?
    Read the above posts again.
     
  15. joeshmo2010 macrumors 6502a

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    Don't know where you live but my LTE speeds are 3-5 times faster than HSPA+
     
  16. Paulsukhu macrumors newbie

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    4G = LTE for GSM

    3G = HSPA for GSM or ED-VO for CDMA. HSPA+ is sometimes called 3.5G

    Earth is mostly GSM, so that standard won. Everyone is now moving to LTE. The congestion point is usually in the core network, so HSPA+ vs LTE may be no different to many subscribers. Many providers late to roll out LTE, starting calling HSPA+ 4G for marketing purposes. Just like at your house, it may be difficult to see that wired Gigabit Ethernet is much faster than 802.11n wireless since the choke point is your ISP link.
     
  17. tymaster50 macrumors 68030

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    central new jersey. I'm using Verizon now so my speeds average anywhere from 5mbps to 43mbps at maximum
     
  18. Tmurray315 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ya my Verizon iPhone 5 says 3G or lte but at@t says 4g my friend has an AT&T iPhone 5 we are in the same location and his days 4g
     
  19. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    So you still don't get it?
     
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    3G = EVDO, up to 3.1 Mb/s, Verizon only
    4G = HSPA+, up to 21 Mb/s, AT&T only
    LTE = LTE, not sure of speed limit, both

    Clear? :)
     
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    But my Verizon iPhone 5 says 3G or lte but at&t says 4g in the same location:D
     
  23. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    I thought this was the iPhone 5G??? Why doesn't my iPhone 5G say 5G?!?!?!?!? OMG FALSE ADVERTISING, CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT TIME. :mad:
     
  24. BFizzzle macrumors 68020

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    maybe we need to resort to drawing a picture.. that might make it easier to understand ;)
     
  25. PhoenixMac macrumors 65816

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    I'm not sure you guys even answered his question yet, he is standing next to his friend but his friend has 4G and he only has 3G.

    Someone please answer his question!

    /sarcasm
     

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