Another question from Jah today. A question for UK members. We are about to get the LTE network. Will you sign-up when it is first launched? Which Smartphone will you use on EE?
Probably won't sign up for it. I don't tend to watch videos or download large files. Current speed is ok if a little patchy. I would rather they had invested in plugging the holes in the current system to give more even coverage.
I don't want it anywhere near us. Will affect TV signal and there is no real solution. So LTE can go hide under a bush IMO.
So good news I should have LTE all to myself ;-)
Yes Jah. Keep it all your way please. I'll bounce the signals from the farms back :)
Yes - depending on pricing.
No yet - maybe in another 2 years time when prices etc come down and it is considered main stream like 3G is today.
I generally do all my heavy browsing via wifi and don't see the necessity for LTE at the moment.
You're kidding. Something mobile where Canada seems not way behind. The major providers have LTE in major population centres (and no cracks that Canada doesn't have any). They are working at extending that network. And it's part of the package. You don't pay extra for it. Now one could argue that we pay way too much as is, but at least they haven't dinged us for more. So when I'm in Ottawa, I'm on LTE. When I get outside maybe 5-10 km of the main city limits, it switches to 3G.
This is another stupid subject about iPhone5. In Europe it only works on two 4G networks: one in Munich, Germany, and another in UK. Other than that there's no one in Europe able to use 4G. I peak for Portugal... people rushing in buying the iPhone and there's not a single carrier having the spectrum for that. Siri doesn't work in Portuguese either. Why people pay 680€ for a phone with features that will not be able to use??
Just another note: for what I read, the iPhone5 cannot handle data and voice at the same time... is this true? Or is it just 4G data and voice? Nevertheless, Android top phone have no issues with this.
the iPhone5 cannot handle data and voice at the same time... is this true?
Why people pay 680€ for a phone with features that will not be able to use??
Word of warning - we have LTE here in Australia with telstra and boy does it suck power out of your smartphone. Turning it off give me similar battery life to what I'm used to, galaxy or iphone.
iPhone 5 can handle voice and data together. It's only the network operator that may not eg Verizon
Interesting article about LTE here: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2390355,00.aspDon't know how accurate it is but this guy seems to think 'The inability to create world phones means LTE phones will remain bulkier and less efficient than 3G devices.'
You're right, Gavin, yes: "Both Verizon Wireless and Sprint confirmed today that the iPhone 5 won’t be able to handle voice and data at the same time"
"Word of warning - we have LTE here in Australia with telstra and boy does it suck power out of your smartphone. Turning it off give me similar battery life to what I'm used to, galaxy or iphone." - I just spoke to my boss who has been to Los Angeles and he says that the same iPhone 4S that holds 1,5 days here in Portugal with calls in 3G, over there it showed 4G on the phone and he hardly made a phone call but the battery couldn't last a day! He is here now and the phone lasts the usual. So... the network has a lot to do with the battery draining...
@NeilWell, if we go that far, look at your car... how many features do you use per journey and how many are there to be used?I was more talking about the issue of Apple saying constantly 4G (as was the case of iPad) and the fact is: nobody gets 4G around here! They have the chips, we pay for that and yet we will never use it. The same for Siri in Portuguese: it will never happen (well... maybe in 2016 in Rio for the Olympics)