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HSPA+ to LTE

tewilli33

Feb 16, 2011, 11:05 AM
I know currently all of AT&T's 4G handsets operate on the HSPA+ network. Will they be able to operate on the LTE network slated to go online later this year early next or will customers' have to buy new devices?
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gonar

Feb 17, 2011, 4:09 PM
no and yes.
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Versed

Feb 17, 2011, 8:26 PM
They won't work on LTE. And I know there are mixed feelings on this. To be honest, right now I'm perfectly happy using hspa+, data price is the same on my unlimited plan, its far more then I need for a smartphone device, even if I was to tether. Now, saying all that, where LTE will benefit is in tethering, and lower latency.

When AT&T (and you can toss the other big boy on the block) they may hit you for extra fee's to use their wonderful capped service. I for one, right now, don't see the need for it, nor do I choose to pay extra for it. Also its going to be several years before it hits a good saturation level.
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Trmcc79

Mar 19, 2011, 12:21 AM
I have had 3 different ATT reps tell me the contrary. Two were in-store and one (which seemed more knowledgeable) over the phone with customer service. I asked specifically if the Inspire would be able to use/utilize the new LTE network when it became available and they all 3 said "YES, the Inspire and Atrix will both be able to support and use LTE when it is out, no upgrading or software changes required". Are all 3 of them idiots or are they simply lying to me to try and sell me a new phone right then???
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Rich Brome

Feb 19, 2011, 12:43 PM
No, LTE requires new phones with LTE hardware.
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linkfeeney

Feb 20, 2011, 6:51 AM
I should just wait when they roll out the LTE phones

at least they will go backward technology

I saw reading wiki about the new 4G in japan
1GBIT download! Insane!
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