View Poll Results: which signal appears on your phone?

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  • 4G

    4 50.00%
  • LTE

    5 62.50%
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  1. Idzaudin Idz's Avatar
    some of the windows phone shows the 4G signal, and my phone shows LTE signal. What the difference between these twooo???
    11-16-2014 06:56 AM
  2. Inhopeless's Avatar
    It depends on where you are. In Europe, 4G and LTE are interchangeable - in fact, they're the same thing (4G is used in the nomenclature).

    In the US, 4G refers to DC-HSDPA, which is part of 3G+/HSDPA+ in Europe, but LTE refers to what Europeans call 4G.
    11-16-2014 07:10 AM
  3. ByeVanno's Avatar
    One obliterates the battery on my 930 on just beats it with a metal rod lol but 4G is pretty much HSPA+ which is 3.5g pretty much and LTE is really 4G but its branded as just LTE for some reason Idk the super technical stuff but that kinda sums it up
    11-16-2014 07:23 AM
  4. omgitsnick's Avatar
    One obliterates the battery on my 930 on just beats it with a metal rod lol but 4G is pretty much HSPA+ which is 3.5g pretty much and LTE is really 4G but its branded as just LTE for some reason Idk the super technical stuff but that kinda sums it up
    That's the story in the US, meanwhile in other parts of the world 4G/LTE is the same, it's just that 4G is the network for cellular signal for texts and calls, while LTE is for cellular data. Sometimes the OS alternates between the two, but in most cases it just shows either one.
    11-16-2014 07:41 AM
  5. RumoredNow's Avatar
    The symbol that lights up is part of the carrier string. The carrier dictates the symbol and your phone interprets it as part of the connection. Most OEMs offer several symbol sets for better interpretation.

    Some US carriers took to labeling H+ as 4G in order to promote the faster speed over original 3G. H+ is nicknamed FauxG and 3.5G as a consequence. It's just marketing. Most users have no idea what H+ means. (It is short hand for enhance High Speed Packet Access.)

    On my Windows Phones on T-MoUS (3rd one now - 521 > 925 > 1520.3) I've seen:
    • G
    • 2G
    • EDGE
    • 3G
    • H+
    • LTE


    I've don't recall ever actually seeing 4G on a Windows Phone. I know I saw it on webOS phones and Nexus phones.
    a5cent likes this.
    11-16-2014 09:18 AM
  6. HerronScott's Avatar
    I've don't recall ever actually seeing 4G on a Windows Phone. I know I saw it on webOS phones and Nexus phones.
    Our 920's show 4G and LTE on AT&T.

    Scott
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    11-16-2014 10:05 AM
  7. dozer167a's Avatar
    On my CV RM-937 Lumia 1520 in the UK I get G or E displayed on the 2G network.
    E, 3G, H, H+ displayed on the 3G network. And finally a solid 4G displayed on the 4G network.
    11-17-2014 04:45 AM
  8. tapehead's Avatar
    Marketing anything as LTE should be illegal. It's nothing but snake oil.
    11-17-2014 03:03 PM
  9. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Marketing anything as LTE should be illegal. It's nothing but snake oil.
    Hunh? Even LTE is not LTE?
    11-17-2014 03:36 PM
  10. xandros9's Avatar
    4G in the US is H+/3.5G
    4G LTE, or just LTE is LTE as we know it.

    My 920 on the French ROM displayed 4G when on LTE.

    So pretty much differentiation for marketing purposes.
    Guytronic likes this.
    11-17-2014 03:51 PM
  11. tapehead's Avatar
    Hunh? Even LTE is not LTE?
    It's a term the cell phone companies use to rebrand and market their 4G service. Look around, and you'll quickly see there are very loose terms for what you can label "LTE."
    11-17-2014 03:53 PM
  12. RumoredNow's Avatar
    There is interpretation of standards and differing switching methods between voice and data, but LTE methodology is not compatible with 2G or 3G equipment and usage.

    I'd agree calling H+ a 4G signal is disingenuous... But saying NOTHING is LTE may be a bit of a stretch.

    LTE (telecommunication) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    11-17-2014 05:38 PM
  13. s2mikey's Avatar
    Our 920's show 4G and LTE on AT&T.

    Scott
    So do our 520's. Always seem to get a solid signal with AT&T out my way. Good. :)
    11-17-2014 06:16 PM
  14. hprvez's Avatar
    Same thing but they are both pre-4g
    11-18-2014 08:11 PM
  15. accursedvenom's Avatar

    I've don't recall ever actually seeing 4G on a Windows Phone. I know I saw it on webOS phones and Nexus phones.
    My 925 switches between 4g and LTE. Goes 2g in certain buildings.
    xandros9 likes this.
    11-18-2014 08:26 PM
  16. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    My 925 switches between 4g and LTE. Goes 2g in certain buildings.
    Our 925 is the same. My fathers 521 just shows 4G but since it can't do LTE, its only 3.5G
    11-18-2014 08:48 PM

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