1. combroker's Avatar
    This was an extremely interesting article, posted this morning on CNN.com. It talks about the certain advantages of 4G, but also the hype and myths that the Carriers have thrown at us, that suggest it is not ALL it is cracked up to be.

    4G is a myth (and a confusing mess) - Dec. 1, 2010
    12-02-10 07:17 AM
  2. 1812dave's Avatar
    baloney! I just read of tested down/up speeds on Verizon,using the new 4G modem and they are getting 5-7, 10, 12Mbs in different locations. stop with the misinfo about how "bad" 4G will be. It's gonna be fast.
    12-02-10 10:24 AM
  3. jlb21's Avatar
    It's not that it will be bad, but it won't be true 4G/100Mbs. Let's reserve "final" judgement until there is a heavier load than there will be on Sunday.
    12-02-10 01:34 PM
  4. 1812dave's Avatar
    I have no issues with marketing calling it 4G. what did you want them to call the next speed bump? 3.2.2.1.4??
    12-02-10 03:18 PM
  5. gordongr's Avatar
    I would like them to call it what it is & its not 4g. I also hope Verizons whatever it is called is better than Sprints whatever it is. Sprints whatever its called has sucked for me over the past year, its very inconsistent all over the country, in 1 city it maybe blazing fast & in another city 3g (EVDO REV A) is actually faster
    12-02-10 07:20 PM
  6. zaccheo's Avatar
    thanks a lot for it..
    12-02-10 07:44 PM
  7. 1812dave's Avatar
    I would like them to call it what it is & its not 4g. I also hope Verizons whatever it is called is better than Sprints whatever it is. Sprints whatever its called has sucked for me over the past year, its very inconsistent all over the country, in 1 city it maybe blazing fast & in another city 3g (EVDO REV A) is actually faster
    well, you'll just have to deal with it, because "4G" it is. All consumers care about is a moniker that differentiates the new data "highway" from the current one--they don't care if it doesn't adhere to the "true 4G standard". they just want a noticeable increase in speed and 4G is the logical name for this new "highway"--engineers and geeks, be damned.
    12-02-10 07:56 PM
  8. TheScionicMan's Avatar
    Big deal, its just semantics. The last paragraph really says it all:

    "Historically, ITU's classification system has not held a great degree of water and has not been used to enforce branding," Hays said. "Everyone started off declaring themselves to be 4G long before the official decision on labeling was made. The ITU was three to four years too late to make an meaningful impact on the industry's use of the term."
    12-02-10 08:02 PM
  9. gordongr's Avatar
    well, you'll just have to deal with it, because "4G" it is. All consumers care about is a moniker that differentiates the new data "highway" from the current one--they don't care if it doesn't adhere to the "true 4G standard". they just want a noticeable increase in speed and 4G is the logical name for this new "highway"--engineers and geeks, be damned.
    I understand all that but what will they call 4g when we really have 4g? 20g maybe? Its all marketing and so many people fall for it, I even remember seeing threads on here asking for apps or themes that would display 3g instead of EVDO, hilarious, these are the same people that camp out in front of stores for a phone
    12-02-10 08:46 PM
  10. Evan_O's Avatar
    Honestly its marketing and I don't like the misleading of the public to sell phones, but it sure works well. From a business standpoint its really genius but all it means is 4th generation. HSPA+ EVDO etc are the proper terms for the technology of different companies.

    I'm no expert so I am misinformed many times as well I'm sure... I'm only human, but I have learned through the years to play with it and if it feels fast enough while accomplishing what you need done... Its not 2g 3g, etc..... Its yourG

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    12-03-10 12:58 AM
  11. lishan's Avatar
    MYTH.. There was a really good cnet article with Verizon CEO he basically states, it doesn't matter what we call it because the consumer doesn't know the difference... Many consumers will agree but it's just dishonest/typical marketing imo :/
    12-03-10 01:07 AM
  12. BoldtotheMax's Avatar
    MYTH.. There was a really good cnet article with Verizon CEO he basically states, it doesn't matter what we call it because the consumer doesn't know the difference... Many consumers will agree but it's just dishonest/typical marketing imo :/
    I couldn't agree with you more...

    Nothing but a marketing ploy, especially being it will only run in big cities...**** I don't even get 3G, where it says I am supposed too get it...

    It is what it is and people will fall for it every time...most people here can read through the BS, but we are such a small % of base users....

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    12-03-10 01:31 AM
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