From the article: What is 4G? Definition of 4G: Cell Phone Glossary
Now that 3G wireless is so prevalent and is enabling you to surf the mobile high-speed Web, the major cell phone carriers are knee deep in constructing their 4G higher-speed wireless networks. Based on why you use your cell phone, do you feel you have a need for 4G speed (i.e. faster video, etc.)?
- Well, yes and no, As mod.cellphones said, with usage limits applied to data transmissions, the extra speed wouldn't be practical, just think, one whole movie (Acceptable MP4 quality, 112KBPS audio) Takes up 1 Gigabyte of data, if you watched 2 films, sent a couple MMS messages and surfed the web a couple hours, and used youtube, you would have used it up. *sarcasm* actually, that's a lot for cellphone use, most cellphones don't transmit HD video because HD is just a higher resolution (1920x1080 for full 1080P HD) while most cellphones with screens like the Iphone's, have a maximum resolution of 640x480 (Actually, it can go much higher, but this is it's native resolution, so it is impractical to go any bigger...) I could understand if you use your 3G network for internet on a computer... (Like Verizon wireless) Because for a computer, 3G is SLOW!!! So.... the point is that, for normal cell phone usage, 4G is impractical, but, if you use the 4G network on a computer, it's fine!!
- —Guest megaman1296
Not with 5GB limits
- Hi, Adam. Basically, carriers have a very low bandwidth allowance for broadband uses. I mean, teleconferencing, video (even before we factor in HD video), audio, that can use up the carriers' current 5GB limitation amazingly fast. So, based on the way things stand now, no, I don't see a need for it.