So VZW will have 4G lock, they will be only carrier with nationwide LTE license

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  1. barefeats macrumors 65816

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    The first link says AT&T and T-Mobile will both implement LTE based 4G. Where does it say Verizon has a lock? Sprint reps even told me the may abandon WiMax for LTE.
     
  2. UCF-ENG macrumors regular

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    It would be nice to see all the carriers using the same network tech, it would make unlocked phones much more usefull
     
  3. thales macrumors member

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    "nationwide LTE license" probably wasn't the best choice of words. Verizon will have nationwide 4G about a year before anyone else, but that has less to do with a license and more to do with prudent corporate planning.
     
  4. Bonds79 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    VZW purchased the only nationwide 700 mhz license from the FCC. It was in the news http://news.cnet.com/8301-10784_3-9911450-7.html

    att and t-mobile will not have a nation wide footprint like vzw
     
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  6. Bonds79 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN VZW purchased block C, the ONLY complete nationwide 700 mhz nationwide block for 4G, they purchased back in 2008!
    Att and T-Mo will have 700 mhz 4G but they will have to piece meal markets together

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-10784_3-9911450-7.html
     
  7. smithrh macrumors 68020

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    It's an advantage to be sure but it's a long long way from a lock.

    If you think other operators will just roll over... well, that won't happen. It could take them some time to figure out how to proceed, but they'll get there in due time.

    ...and FYI, 700 MHz is really really great for some things, and really really bad for others.
     
  8. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Lol, badly stated. AT&T purchased their own nationwide Block A... Verizon got Block C... Every other Block got split between others.
     
  9. Rooftop voter macrumors 6502a

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    Good for big red. Hopefully AT&T will come out with whatever they will do shortly after.
     
  10. thales macrumors member

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    AT&T bought enough of the 700mhz spectrum from Aloha Partners to cover 200 million Americans. They are hardly piecing anything together, and Verizon certainly doesn't have anything close to an exclusive nationwide 4G license.
     
  11. smithrh macrumors 68020

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    OK, be careful here - that's 30ms radio network latency. The latency included in you doing anything useful on the internet is NOT included. You need to add that 30ms to whatever other ping time is involved in getting your packets to and from where they need to go.

    But yes, one of LTE's key design tenets has been to bring latency way way down from EVDO/HSPA.
     
  12. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Exactly... in fact, Verizon got the best and worse block for them. Good, because it is the 'best' spectrum of the whole auction. Bad because they bought the spectrum that was 'opened' thanks to Google. Verizon likes closed... something which Block C isn't.
     
  13. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Lets give it another 2-3 years and see how it goes.
    There will not be just one LTE company thats for sure;)
     
  14. lavrishevo macrumors 68000

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    Verizon pulled out of Puerto Rico for some reason about two years ago. I like the idea of an iPhone 5 running on their future LTE network but it's not even a possibility here in PR.
     
  15. Bonds79 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Open = Awesome for the consumer

    att's closed environment is not a benefit for the consumer!
     
  16. smithrh macrumors 68020

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    LTE isn't married to the 700 MHz band exclusively, you know (or maybe you don't)...

    Also, I read the VzW stuff on Engadget, it's more or less semi-technical puffery meant to get workers pumped up on what's going on, which is fine. However, there are more than a few errors in there. Nothing terrible, but I wouldn't take it as 100% truth and 100% accurate.
     
  17. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Lol, keep telling yourself that Verizon likes it open...
     
  18. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Verizon doesnt like Puerto ricans I guess.
     
  19. Bonds79 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Judging from how VZW is not locking down any Android devices and att is. VZW's new open policy is looking much better than att's.
    Att locked the all it's android devices , so no sideloading apps and etc for att

    :eek:
     
  21. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    >verizon
    >open policy



    Lol.... good one. Please tell me another one.
     
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