Originally Posted by cggr
The 4G LTE networks you have rolling out in the US were tested in Perth, Australia before being deployed. The 3.5G network that they will replace has been here for close to ten years with Telstra. Vodafail, Optus and 3 are still using 2.5E and 3G gen 1 networks. Optus has some 3.5 coverge with the 900MHZ band. 3.5 is yet to arrive in much of the US. 4G is only available in selected areas with one US network I think.
Relax mate - I'm not attacking the land of the Free - I think the US is wonderful. But they have to test tech - and it's cost/benefit somewhere. So they do it here - as we have similar populations, and land mass etc. Wasn't referring to the handsets necessarily - although your Verizon network uses analogue cell towers that were replaced (phased out) here over 10 years ago. Don't get defensive. I am an apple geek probably more than you are - but where I see a major problem looming - you seem to see nothing.
First of all, 4G LTE is a confusing term, since LTE is strictly speaking not 4G (yeah, yeah, here we go again).
Second, saying LTE was deployed in Perth first does not answer Sol's question about what tech is available only down under and not elsewhere. There are many countries with LTE deployed now. In fact, Australia is not even the first one with LTE (Norway and Sweden beat Perth by a few months).
All to say, I also see a major problem looming - you need to learn to stop changing the topics when engaged in a discussion or debate. And if you do change topics as a distraction tactic, at least get your facts perfectly straight. (Mind you, you're not way off, which is not bad around here. So, kudos)