1. miro's Avatar
    There was an article in the Boston Globe saying that ZVW would be testing its 4G in Boston and Seattle. A friend of mine went to the local VZW store and asked if his Tour would be able to get a download that would enable it to use 4g. They said yes. Is that true? I thought I would need a new phone. Any opinions would be greatly appreciated.
    08-13-09 05:03 PM
  2. TwinsX2Dad's Avatar
    Not true - the Tour has a 3G CDMA radio. It is not 4G capable at all.

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    08-13-09 05:09 PM
  3. Wheelman74's Avatar
    call me crazy but i never knew the tour had hidden LTE (4G) radios. maybe it has hidden WiFi too!! in not an expert though, this is just my educated opinion... as far as i know the vzw store he went to is Full Of S**t...
    08-13-09 05:12 PM
  4. miro's Avatar
    Figured. Thanks
    08-13-09 05:12 PM
  5. DesertDogs's Avatar
    as far as i know the vzw store he went to is Full Of S**t...
    Aren't they all?

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    08-13-09 05:16 PM
  6. TwinsX2Dad's Avatar
    Aren't they all?
    I'd not say all - but many or even most could apply.

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    08-13-09 05:22 PM
  7. miro's Avatar
    I wasn't trying to start a bash thread on vzw reps. I just wanted to double check something I heard. So when are the 4g bb's coming out?

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    08-13-09 08:18 PM
  8. guitar2989's Avatar
    after the 4g network is up and running
    08-13-09 08:37 PM
  9. guitar2989's Avatar
    after the 4g network is up and running
    08-13-09 08:38 PM
  10. guitar2989's Avatar
    sorry 'bout the double post... my bad
    08-13-09 08:38 PM
  11. Ohm4's Avatar
    Your friend sounds like a liar :P
    08-13-09 08:56 PM
  12. tmccall44's Avatar
    We aren't all crazy...... well maybe not.....
    08-14-09 10:43 PM
  13. cenloe's Avatar
    Apparently Seattle had LTE trials going on for over a month now and Boston started today. Can't believe a rep actually said that, I really hope its a mistake/lie/error.

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    08-15-09 12:11 AM
  14. gotblackberry's Avatar
    Boston/Seattle made their first 4g Data call today.
    08-15-09 01:13 AM
  15. J09GTSGraphite's Avatar
    There's also been word here in Manitoba, Canada that a possible 4G network will be available in our province within a cpl yrs.....MTS and Rogers merging...using each other's towers to create THE largest (over 97% province-wide covergae) 1XEV/3G data network....to make equal to a 4G network!
    08-15-09 01:48 AM
  16. TwinsX2Dad's Avatar
    There's also been word here in Manitoba, Canada that a possible 4G network will be available in our province within a cpl yrs.....MTS and Rogers merging...using each other's towers to create THE largest (over 97% province-wide covergae) 1XEV/3G data network....to make equal to a 4G network!
    3G + 3G = 3G

    It does NOT make 4G.

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    08-15-09 02:19 AM
  17. cdaiscool's Avatar
    3G + 3G = 3G

    It does NOT make 4G.

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    WHAT!! I thought 3G + 3G = 6(2G)

    Dang it. Stupid math classes!
    08-15-09 02:28 AM
  18. J09GTSGraphite's Avatar
    NO I understand that..LOL!

    But semi merging CMDA and GSM networks together...makes away wider data network..for WAY more total covergae for everyone, no matter what their network..
    There are for CMDA (MTS) towers in our province than there are GSM (Rogers) towers. Merge together and piggy back off each others towers = total covergae for everyone.
    08-15-09 02:33 AM
  19. J09GTSGraphite's Avatar
    The following is a thread on the site here, and pretty much sums it up in a few words:

    http://forums.crackberry.com/f74/mts...ing-up-281600/
    08-15-09 02:59 AM
  20. cenloe's Avatar
    Boston/Seattle made their first 4g Data call today.
    Wrong. Seattle went live on July 15, about 1 month ago, just like I said.

    Verizon tests first data connections on LTE network in Seattle and Boston
    08-15-09 03:13 AM
  21. gotblackberry's Avatar
    I stand correct. I just saw it on our internal webpage today and the article said "today" maybe it was old.
    08-15-09 03:54 AM
  22. lastraid's Avatar
    Actually this was posted yesterday.

    VZW completes first data call
    08-15-09 08:49 AM
  23. CBRblackberry's Avatar
    Could BlackBerry add a 4G radio to their current devices like the Tour and Curve2 without any difficulty? I dont know all the tech stuff, obviously, but couldnt they just take the 3G radio out and add a 4G one?
    08-15-09 09:22 AM
  24. lastraid's Avatar
    Could BlackBerry add a 4G radio to their current devices like the Tour and Curve2 without any difficulty? I dont know all the tech stuff, obviously, but couldnt they just take the 3G radio out and add a 4G one?
    Nope - It will sometime I beleive till BB gets a 4G radio. I am sure all devices coming out at first will be Duel mode 3G and 4G till the entire LTE portion is rolled out
    08-15-09 09:27 AM
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