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Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

That's not 4G. That's 3G. That's not going to solve any bandwidth problems.

You're cherry picking and personally interpreting. AT&T calls it's HSPA+ network 4G. Your statement as written, "There's no 4G in Philadelphia…" is positively false. You are also assuming the devices the earlier poster mentioned were HSPA+ enabled, which obviously you can't.
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post #42 of 59
more video consumption... err.... for the same money? Don't think so. And I am already paying premium for the s#itty data plan and speed I am getting... so, things are not going to get more expensive than they are now. Period.
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post #43 of 59
I love the retina display on my iPhone 4, but I actually don't care much about the screen on the iPad HD... It'd be a nice bonus, niether do i care about strwaming video, but I do care about:
#1 Does 4G LTE allow for international roaming? (ie like GSM)
#2 Does 4G LTE allow for simultaneous voice and data? (for phone since I'm not into having an AT&T iPhone and a Verizon tablet).

Searching wasn't really clear on these subjects with a lot of conflicting info and "it depends" sort of answers...

One more thing, personally I watch 1-2 feature length movies per week and a several downloaded 1hr Tv shows often watching several episodes of the same show back to back. Beside thst I also watch about 1 you YouTube video per week or maybe two... I have virtually no interest I short form content.
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#2 Does 4G LTE allow for simultaneous voice and data?

The LTE voice spec isn't finalized, so for now voice+data will be done with LTE for data and CDMA for voice. AT&T will operate as it always has.

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I love the retina display on my iPhone 4, but I actually don't care much about the screen on the iPad HD... It'd be a nice bonus, but I do care about:
#1 Does 4G LTE allow for international roaming? (ie like GSM)
#2 Does 4G LTE allow for simultaneous voice and data? (for phone since I'm not into having an AT&T iPhone and a Verizon tablet).

Searching wasn't really clear on these subjects with a lot of conflicting info and "it depends" sort of answers...

1. The answer really is it depends. It depends on the OEM to make available the other frequencies. Some have, some haven't. At this point newer released devices are supporting it more and more though.

2. Yes, it does. The technology does, and phones do, but you're not going to have voice obviously in a tablet.
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post #46 of 59
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That's not 4G. That's 3G. That's not going to solve any bandwidth problems.

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That might be a matter of opinion however on the devices where it registers which type of connection it has such as Edge, 3G, 4G, 4G LTE, when connected with HSPA+ identifies itself as 4G and it actually is much faster than 3G in my experience.

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You're cherry picking and personally interpreting. AT&T calls it's HSPA+ network 4G. Your statement as written, "There's no 4G in Philadelphia" is positively false. You are also assuming the devices the earlier poster mentioned were HSPA+ enabled, which obviously you can't.

The ITU-U expanded their definition to include HSPA+. But one can call anything they want by a cardinal number followed by a single letter without fear or breaking any federal law.

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post #47 of 59
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For businesses, sure. For car trips, sure.

I'm so freaking sick of Verizon's ads, though. And AT&T's too, I guess.

"With these new 4G LTE tablets from Verizon"

"And with AT&T 4G LTE"

SHUT UP YOU IDIOTS. YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW TO ACTUALLY PITCH A SERVICE. I want to line my fingertips up vertically along their faces and just rip the skin outward. It INFURIATES me the way those commercials are written.

I can't tell if it's the pretentiousness, the lack of actual information, the lack of POINT, or all of the above.

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post #48 of 59
OK. I know this is totally crazy. But what if Apple worked out a deal with Verizon and AT&T where their Apple TV had an LET connection to bypass cable networks. And all of the TV's requests that were routed to iCloud for Movies, TV, Music and pictures were not counted against their data accumulations? This would be similar to how Amazon provided free data connectivity to Kindles. I know this cannot possibly be a reality as the data usage would be astronomically huge.

Sorry, sometimes my disgust with the cable companies gets the better of me.
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WOW......Don't hold back....tell us how you really feel TS!

I have to post this again...

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OK. I know this is totally crazy. But what if Apple worked out a deal with Verizon and AT&T where their Apple TV had an LET connection to bypass cable networks. And all of the TV's requests that were routed to iCloud for Movies, TV, Music and pictures were not counted against their data accumulations? This would be similar to how Amazon provided free data connectivity to Kindles. I know this cannot possibly be a reality as the data usage would be astronomically huge.

Sorry, sometimes my disgust with the cable companies gets the better of me.

That would not be ideal for Apple, AT&T/Verizon, or the consumer. If Apple is working on any content distribution deals I'd think it'll be their U-Verse and FIOS services.

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I have to post this again...

LOL....that was a very nice accurate skit!
thanks for the link!

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That would not be ideal for Apple, AT&T/Verizon, or the consumer. If Apple is working on any content distribution deals I'd think it'll be their U-Verse and FIOS services.


They just put U-Verse fiber on my street. I'm thinking of switching from cable. It is not really any cheaper, maybe a bit faster Internet, but they say the picture quality is better and the service is more dependable. Any thoughts?

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They just put U-Verse fiber on my street. I'm thinking of switching from cable. It is not really any cheaper, maybe a bit faster Internet, but they say the picture quality is better and the service is more dependable. Any thoughts?

Sounds like a good move.
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U-Verse is sending H.264 (also called MPEG-4/AVC) video at 1920x1080i/59.94 and 1280x760p/59.94, both at anywhere from 5.5-6.5 Mbps depending on the channel.

I can't verify its accuracy and he does pooh-pooh that bit rate despite that being as good or better than Apple's 720p which is better than most H.264 720p and 1080p on streaming sites.

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They just put U-Verse fiber on my street. I'm thinking of switching from cable. It is not really any cheaper, maybe a bit faster Internet, but they say the picture quality is better and the service is more dependable. Any thoughts?

Time Warner sucks. I'm sure most cable customers will tell you their cable sucks. I'm sure you think your cable company sucks. I've heard pretty good things from Verizon all around.

Meanwhile I'm stuck because I'm in an apartment and we're only wired for Time Warner. I don't have a balcony either so I can't get Dish or DirecTV.
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post #55 of 59
It would be awesome if AppleInsider began quoting itself as the source of iPad 3 rumors. "A new report from rumor site AppleInsider seems to show that Apple is going to offer 4G LTE thunder and lightning in the next iPad..."

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I can't tell if you are being serious here, but if you are, you're totally dreaming here.

3D TV's are already on the wane, the number of movies coming out in 3D similarly so. The industry has been pushing 3D TV sets and 3D movies for years now with almost no uptake at all. No one wants it, just as no one wanted it in the early 70's and no one wanted it in the late 50's. 3D is the ultimate boondoggle.

The future is in x-ray glasses. First, they are cheap, costing only a dollar or two. Second, the technology has been around since the '70s. Third, there is already an installed base. Fourth, they are highly portable and powered with ambient light.

In addition, x-ray glasses exploit women so already highly popular with teen-aged boys and the right-wing fringe. But then I repeat myself.
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The future is in x-ray glasses. First, they are cheap, costing only a dollar or two. Second, the technology has been around since the '70s. Third, there is already an installed base. Fourth, they are highly portable and powered with ambient light.

In addition, x-ray glasses exploit women so already highly popular with teen-aged boys and the right-wing fringe. But then I repeat myself.

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I love the retina display on my iPhone 4, but I actually don't care much about the screen on the iPad HD... It'd be a nice bonus, niether do i care about strwaming video, but I do care about:
#1 Does 4G LTE allow for international roaming? (ie like GSM)
#2 Does 4G LTE allow for simultaneous voice and data? (for phone since I'm not into having an AT&T iPhone and a Verizon tablet).

LTE can be considered more of a "unified standard" that only China has opted out of. They want higher density, but the same chips that do LTE will do TDLTE too, eventually. So depending on what stabilizes after initial LTE rollout.

Verizon's network is complicated to explain. They have a 2G Voice network with a 2G Data (1X) and 2.5G(EV-DO(Data Optimized (max 3Mbps))) and a 4G (LTE.) There was supposed to be another technology in between called EV-DV (Data and Voice) for the 3G network that never panned out, so they skipped straight to 3.9G LTE.

Sprint's network is a quagmire of bad planning. They have the same 2G and 2.5G voice and data technologies Verizon has, but then throw WiMax(Clearwire) in as their 4G network. They are now forced to roll out LTE or lose more customers to AT&T or Verizon.

Both Verizon and Sprint can "fall back" to AMPS, but phones released after 2005 tend not to have AMPS support anyway.

Meanwhile AT&T went from 1G AMPS to 2G TDMA to 2G GSM to to 3G UMTS to 3.9G LTE for the voice path and 2G TDMA to 2.5G EDGE(GPRS) to 3G UMTS, to 3.5G HSDPA to 3.9G LTE. After the conversion to GSM, then AT&T Wireless and Cingular merged to have one larger GSM family network. AT&T no longer operates it's 1G AMPS or 2G TDMA networks.

T-Mobile, under it's previous incarnation started out as a 2G GSM network and offered GPRS around 1999. It likewise made all the same moves as AT&T did, except it's nearly fatal mistake was rolling out UMTS on 1700Mhz

Likewise in Canada, Rogers followed AT&T on 850/1900, where as the new carriers followed T-Mobile on 1700Mhz. Bell and Telus didn't follow Verizon, and actually went from EV-DO to operating a HSDPA network first in time for the Olympics to cash in on the expected roaming revenue. They're now also running LTE as well.

So all the issues regarding LTE roaming are centered on which UMTS bands are supported. If you are roaming in North America, you get the best coverage from AT&T/Rogers because they operate all the same frequencies and technology. If you Roam while being a customer on Verizon, you will have degraded data if you go to Canada while being forced to use the EV-DO and 2G voice network. But if you can fallback to HSDPA you're good. If you use T-Mobile, you roam on the Wind network in Canada if you have a AWS UMTS device (eg not the iPhone/iPad) but you can probably force your device to roam on Rogers /Fido or Bell/Telus HSDPA networks.

If you go to Europe, LTE networks are being rolled out on 800Mhz, 1800Mhz, 2000Mhz,2500Mhz and 2600Mhz. None of these are supported by American devices except 800/900/1800/1900 as 2.5G.

But it's important to point out that LTE is not a "GSM family" technology, if the operators decided to shut down their 2G/2.5G/3G/3.5G networks overnight, the LTE networks do not listen to GSM calls at all. The carriers do spectrum migration as their older networks become underutilized. This is what T-Mobile needs to do to continue to support the iPhone, migrate some more of their 1900Mhz spectrum to LTE.

Likewise Regional Carriers in the US make up portions of the the coverage map for AT&T and T-Mobile. When you have a plan that lets you use your phone nationwide, you utilize these networks seamlessly. Don't underestimate the greediness or mismanagement at AT&T, they are totally looking for ways to nickel and dime the customer. Local/Regional plans that AT&T used to offer were designed for people who never leave their zip code and you used to be charged roaming charges, for roaming on the home network but outside the home area. Most of this nonsense has gone away and is now focused on squeezing customers for Data. There is absolutely no logical reason for any ISP to have a data cap, as it's not a consumable resource. Rather the bandwidth is consumable and it would make more sense to upgrade everyone to the most efficient technology (that is currently LTE) in order to get more customers to use data instead of the current scam of trying to trick customers into accidently using data and charging them an arm and a leg.

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And whoops was that ever a soapbox.

Nevertheless thanks. They should make that post sticky IMO.

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