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  Reply # 771490 28-Feb-2013 09:39 Send private message

Which means you go through your cap much faster. HeavenlyWild got a point.




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  Reply # 771499 28-Feb-2013 09:43 Send private message

johnr: Done yesterday afternoon in the Viaduct having lunch on my S3 i9305 4G



Wow you at your entire lunch on that tiny little phone. Just as well it's Gorilla Glass ! :) 

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  Reply # 771500 28-Feb-2013 09:43 Send private message

johnr:
DarkShadow: What frequencies is VF using?


1800Mhz


FDD or TDD.

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  Reply # 771501 28-Feb-2013 09:44 Send private message

Darn, was wondering why I wasn't seeing a 4G icon in my status bar! I'm on the $19 prepay plan!

Off to Vodafone to get on a plan now... You win this round, Vodafone.

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  Reply # 771502 28-Feb-2013 09:45 Send private message

freitasm: You have to pay an extra $10 to use 4G. Not available on prepay.



Interesting. 

Ggiven that if you don't pay the $10 you still get DC speeds which as we have seen are pretty damn fast, and certianly fast enough to do almost anything you could possibly want to do with a data plan smaller than 5GB (and in most cases smaller than 2GB),  why would anyone pay for 4G?

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  Reply # 771503 28-Feb-2013 09:46 Send private message

i'm just hoping that the 4g upgrade will make my tower increase upload speed over 100 kbit and download speed over 1000 kbit.  but doesn't look like covered yet.

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  Reply # 771504 28-Feb-2013 09:46 Send private message

JayTaicho: Darn, was wondering why I wasn't seeing a 4G icon in my status bar! I'm on the $19 prepay plan!

Off to Vodafone to get on a plan now... You win this round, Vodafone.


Why?

What people using 3G HSPA DC expect will be doing with 4G? 




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  Reply # 771505 28-Feb-2013 09:48 Send private message

NonprayingMantis:
freitasm: You have to pay an extra $10 to use 4G. Not available on prepay.



Interesting. 

Ggiven that if you don't pay the $10 you still get DC speeds which as we have seen are pretty damn fast, and certianly fast enough to do almost anything you could possibly want to do with a data plan smaller than 5GB (and in most cases smaller than 2GB),  why would anyone pay for 4G?


it's kind of like asking why would people pay for vdsl when they can get adsl2 much cheaper.  if you don't want to / don't need it, then don't pay for it  :)  but just like if you can get vdsl you're more likely to get fast adsl2 the same thing applies.  if you're in 4g area you're likely to get faster 3g speeds because newer gear / decent backhaul etc are needed.

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  Reply # 771506 28-Feb-2013 09:49 Send private message

JayTaicho: Darn, was wondering why I wasn't seeing a 4G icon in my status bar! I'm on the $19 prepay plan!

Off to Vodafone to get on a plan now... You win this round, Vodafone.


see my other post.

What could you possibly be doing with your 500MB plan on 4G that isn't just as good on Dual Carrier, or even just normal HSDPA?

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  Reply # 771508 28-Feb-2013 09:50 Send private message

freitasm:
JayTaicho: Darn, was wondering why I wasn't seeing a 4G icon in my status bar! I'm on the $19 prepay plan!

Off to Vodafone to get on a plan now... You win this round, Vodafone.


Why?

What people using 3G HSPA DC expect will be doing with 4G? 


Guess I just like having the best things available to me if ever I need them...

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  Reply # 771509 28-Feb-2013 09:50 Send private message

NonprayingMantis:
JayTaicho: Darn, was wondering why I wasn't seeing a 4G icon in my status bar! I'm on the $19 prepay plan!

Off to Vodafone to get on a plan now... You win this round, Vodafone.


see my other post.

What could you possibly be doing with your 500MB plan on 4G that isn't just as good on Dual Carrier, or even just normal HSDPA?


latency should decrease with 4g, so even for casual use performance should improve. (unverified, haven't tried 4g myself)


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  Reply # 771514 28-Feb-2013 09:52 Send private message

Nice work Vodafone. Love the 'surprise' announcement, and that it's already available now.

How do we go about adding 4G to an existing plan? Can't find any info on the Vodafone website, other than an icon saying '4G add on available' on some of the new plans.

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  Reply # 771515 28-Feb-2013 09:53 Send private message

mercutio:
NonprayingMantis:
freitasm: You have to pay an extra $10 to use 4G. Not available on prepay.



Interesting. 

Ggiven that if you don't pay the $10 you still get DC speeds which as we have seen are pretty damn fast, and certianly fast enough to do almost anything you could possibly want to do with a data plan smaller than 5GB (and in most cases smaller than 2GB),  why would anyone pay for 4G?


it's kind of like asking why would people pay for vdsl when they can get adsl2 much cheaper.  if you don't want to / don't need it, then don't pay for it  :)  but just like if you can get vdsl you're more likely to get fast adsl2 the same thing applies.  if you're in 4g area you're likely to get faster 3g speeds because newer gear / decent backhaul etc are needed.


and that is why for most people,  upgrading to VDSL is pointless (and hence most ISPs haven't launched it), and, for that matter, same goes for Fibre.  130k houses passed,  3k uptake.

The benefits of VDSL for some people are clear though. e.g. ADSL upload is tortuous for doing large files or multi-user households

But there really is no material difference (for the customer) between 3GDC and 4G ESPECIALLY with data plans typically 500MB-1GB

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  Reply # 771516 28-Feb-2013 09:53 Send private message

You have to call the help desk or visit store. I see on Twitter a lot of people tried calling and some have been told "I don't know what you are talking about" and someone was asked "is this for your home line or mobile?"

Too much secrecy, but a bit of training required...





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  Reply # 771517 28-Feb-2013 09:55 Send private message

I think having a DC network will actually conflict with their 4G marketing. Like the previous posters have mentioned, the DC network is really pretty darn fast. There isn't a lot of incentive to buy a new and high-end handset, and pay $10 extra for 4G on the same data cap... and just a little bit faster.

I really think we should wait until the end of the year before signing on any 4G fixed plan to see what Telecom does. Then there's gonna be some competition.

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