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Topic # 87167 21-Jul-2011 20:43
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http://my.opera.com/portalnews/blog/2011/07/19/clearing-up-confusion-about-4g-cellular-networks

 





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  Reply # 496419 21-Jul-2011 21:02
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i dnno if i want to consider HSPA+ as proper 4G..




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  Reply # 496421 21-Jul-2011 21:05
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no thanks apple is bad

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 496429 21-Jul-2011 21:26
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Did I miss some thing in that article? It was a discussion about what a 4g network is and how people believe they have a 4g phone. Not that an iPhone has or will have 4g.

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  Reply # 496435 21-Jul-2011 21:37
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I think the OP missed this from TFA:


The real standout statistic is that of the iPhone owners. It seems that many (most even) iPhone 4 owners believe that "iPhone 4" means "iPhone 4G". It does, in fact, not. It's even assumed that Apple's next iPhone won't even include anything beyond the same 3G capabilities that were introduced on their iPhone 3G.
 

Actually, because this in the off topic, I'm tempted to say there's trolling involved.
 




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  Reply # 496460 21-Jul-2011 22:17
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They don't make it simple do they.... 3.9G anyone??????



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  Reply # 496506 22-Jul-2011 07:20
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by end of this year, when they redo the survey. iphone users will think they have 5G technology





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  Reply # 496515 22-Jul-2011 08:12
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The really funny thing about this is that iOS clearly shows '3G' in the top left corner of the screen when connected to a 3G network.

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  Reply # 496532 22-Jul-2011 09:03
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Translation: People don't understand cellphone marketing.






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  Reply # 496542 22-Jul-2011 09:21
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This is a problem created by US operators... Years ago they released some handsets with "3G" that were not really "3G". Some were even pulled out of the market to get the labels removed [citation needed, old story, can't find link now].

They networks are so under-developed and flimsy it's a joke. At best "3G" there gets you 200 Kbps, while here in New Zealand you can get anything up to 5 Mbps in real life (albeit hardware and software in theory support up to 21 Mbps in some locations).

So, when these operators manage to actually deliver an upgrade that make OUR 3G speeds viable in their country, they can't just say it's an upgrade. They call in the marketing department and they break all standards and technical rules, simpy claiming "it's so faster, it's 4G!".

Basically, in the US they get on 4G what we in 3G here. Obviously they have a much higher density per cell site, but that's just reflection of their bad planning ;)

 




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  Reply # 496547 22-Jul-2011 09:39
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stevenz: Translation: People don't understand cellphone marketing.





Wouldn't that mean the marketing isn't vary good? 

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  Reply # 496550 22-Jul-2011 09:43
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SimonGeorgeBrown:
stevenz: Translation: People don't understand cellphone marketing.





Wouldn't that mean the marketing isn't vary good? 


Depends on your point of view. Either it's good in that they deliberately intended to mislead the public, and have succeeded, or it's bad in that they haven't been able to adequately explain the concept(s).





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  Reply # 496551 22-Jul-2011 09:46
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stevenz: Translation: People don't understand cellphone marketing.




Reminds me of this classic youtube video! Its awesome if you havn't seen it before (NSFW)



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  Reply # 496552 22-Jul-2011 09:48
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hmm double post...

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  Reply # 496771 22-Jul-2011 15:19
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mrbig: no thanks apple is bad


please at least try to make a decent comment lol. my life goal is to hate everything to do with apple. but one drunk 2am internet browse had me purchase an iphone 4. and never ever again would i use anything non apple for a cellular device.




gz ftw




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  Reply # 517122 5-Sep-2011 20:45
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b0untypure1:
mrbig: no thanks apple is bad


please at least try to make a decent comment lol. my life goal is to hate everything to do with apple. but one drunk 2am internet browse had me purchase an iphone 4. and never ever again would i use anything non apple for a cellular device.


have you tried android? 





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