1. cdudek's Avatar
    When apple eventually does implement their 4g, will the current 3gs support it or will a new iPhone have to be released? Thanks
    11-30-2009 12:42 PM
  2. vanityeverlastingbonet's Avatar
    U know u will have to buy a brandnew one to get this overrated crap
    11-30-2009 12:54 PM
  3. BENGRIMM's Avatar
    same issue when going from 2G to 3G , Apple wants there money $$$$$$$$$$. You gotta buy a new phone .
    11-30-2009 02:20 PM
  4. flyingember's Avatar
    it's not that Apple doesn't want money, it's that only within the past few months have chipsets capable of LTE been available to put in a phone.

    since the 3gs and 3g were both designed before this point how do you expect them to have supported something that didn't exist?
    11-30-2009 02:26 PM
  5. snakes2003g's Avatar
    definately need a new phone. and i don't honestly think apple will put out a phone that will work on LTE this early as AT&T is probably gonna start rolling it out officially until 2011.
    11-30-2009 07:05 PM
  6. vanityeverlastingbonet's Avatar
    same issue when going from 2G to 3G , Apple wants there money $$$$$$$$$$. You gotta buy a new phone .
    They want their money w/o doing a damn thing about their horrendous network!
    12-04-2009 10:51 AM
  7. big9erfan's Avatar
    Apple has nothing to do about the network. Lay fault at AT&T for getting the iPhone and then getting slammed with much more data usage than they anticipated.

    When AT&T finally has a full 4G network, you'll have to buy a phone that supports that, the iPhones (2G/3G/3GS) do not have a radio that can connect to those towers, so you'll need a new device once that happens.
    12-04-2009 11:51 AM
  8. Hack-My-i's Avatar
    and 4G....when do u think that will come to existence? 2011? if so, i would be more then happy to buy a new phone and sell my 3gs on ebaY for about $400-$500 to cover my cost
    12-04-2009 02:01 PM
  9. BENGRIMM's Avatar
    They want their money w/o doing a damn thing about their horrendous network!
    You are right about that , I wouldnt feel so bad with shelling out $1300 a year if AT&T's network was amazing .
    12-04-2009 02:27 PM
  10. flyingember's Avatar
    They want their money w/o doing a damn thing about their horrendous network!
    actually, they'll be required to upgrade the entire network to move to LTE. this idea makes no sense
    12-04-2009 02:54 PM
  11. vanityeverlastingbonet's Avatar
    I made the biggest mistake by leaving sprint for this at&t crap just for this overrated Iphone.I will leave at&t in 11 months...Just way to many complaints against this company...And they sell a freaking phone that says 3g but when u have 3 g enabled it drops your call even tho you are in the best 3g zone...That my friends make no damn sense..
    12-09-2009 05:27 PM
  12. flyingember's Avatar
    I made the biggest mistake by leaving sprint for this at&t crap just for this overrated Iphone.I will leave at&t in 11 months...Just way to many complaints against this company...And they sell a freaking phone that says 3g but when u have 3 g enabled it drops your call even tho you are in the best 3g zone...That my friends make no damn sense..

    Have you called ATT about this?

    Posting complaints in unrelated threads?
    12-09-2009 10:27 PM
  13. vanityeverlastingbonet's Avatar
    Have you called ATT about this?

    Posting complaints in unrelated threads?
    Uh how is this unrelated ?Uh why try to push out a damn 4g when your 3g is freaking crap.Uh so its not unrelated
    12-10-2009 12:26 AM
  14. flyingember's Avatar
    Uh how is this unrelated ?Uh why try to push out a damn 4g when your 3g is freaking crap.Uh so its not unrelated
    sure it is. this is a thread about 4G service.
    12-10-2009 10:04 AM
  15. iSkythe's Avatar
    You guys do realize that once 4G comes out (and if the new iPhone supports it), iPhones will practically be the only phones on it, so there'll be more bandwidth, at least in the areas that are covered by it.
    01-03-2010 03:00 PM
  16. whmurray's Avatar
    My understanding is that AT&T's plan is to roll-out HSDPA and claims a big performance improvement for it. It is also my understanding that the 3GS supports HSDPA.

    It is my understanding that AT&T has no plan to roll out LTE in the foreseeable future, in part because there are no LTE handsets, in part because it will cost money.

    Verizon is promising LTE carriage in 2010. LTE is more open than CDMA or GSM. It might well open Verizon to a 4G iPhone.
    Last edited by whmurray; 01-04-2010 at 01:15 PM.
    01-03-2010 04:57 PM
  17. flyingember's Avatar
    It is my understanding that AT&T has no plan to roll out LTE in the forseeable future, in part because there are no LTE handsets, in part because it will cost money.
    except for their plans to roll it out beginning in 2011?
    01-04-2010 09:58 AM
  18. whmurray's Avatar
    except for their plans to roll it out beginning in 2011?
    When AT&T quotes a schedule, they often miss and usually deliver at the end of the cited period. One will remember the promise to deliver mult-media messaging in "summer 2009." Ask the people in Vermont about 3G. We are still waiting for HSPDA.

    That said, I suppose that one can argue that a 2011 "start" qualifies as "foreseeable," as a "plan."

    Observations to the contrary notwithstanding, I am really very tolerant of AT&T and cut them a lot of slack. However, I am reminded of "give them an inch and they will take a mile."
    Last edited by whmurray; 01-04-2010 at 01:17 PM.
    01-04-2010 01:10 PM
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