It's funny how mobile providers are pushing this new term around, you know 4G, as if some type of quintessential mobile network to have. 4G stands for fourth generation, which means these new phones are nothing more than a new line up of mobil devices. Cell phone companies are doing nothing more than building this fake facade of a new network when it's nothing but the fabrication of the truth. Subsequently if more consumers did there homework they would know that 4G is no faster than the EDGE network, which was the earliest stages of the 3G network. To clarify, cell phones that are being used right now as of this post are still downloading an upload packets of information at the same speed as the 3G network. So if anything more people should be outraged at cell phone providers advertising false information. In order for smart phones to be classified as having 4G capabilities they need to be able to have download speeds of 100 Mbps - 1 Gbps. So whenever I hear someone say their phone runs on the new 4G network, I can't help but laugh.
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