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    Would / are you willing to give up LTE and switch to hspa+ to use the Nexus 4? Or is no LTE a deal breaker for you?
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    Would / are you willing to give up LTE and switch to hspa+ to use the Nexus 4? Or is no LTE a deal breaker for you?
    This is all subjective to area but I wouldn't just because tmobile isn't that great In ny area and at&ts service is spotty at best

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    I gave up a razr on Verizon with lte coverage at home/work for a galaxy note on straight talk. With wifi most places and hspa+ 21 its not that big of a deal. Difference in me spending $125+ a month vs $50. Lte isn't worth $75 extra a month to me.

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    Would / are you willing to give up LTE and switch to hspa+ to use the Nexus 4? Or is no LTE a deal breaker for you?
    Yes I will give up my LTE because I rarely use it. LTE drains battery life and 3G speeds are good enough for me.

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    I've had LTE for about 4 months. Initially, you get hooked on speed, but then you start to realize the trade offs. Battery life, only available in cities, ripping through your data plan (if you are going to use it a lot, you'd better be on an unlimited plan!).

    Personally, I find it a "nice to have" feature. I plan to buy a Nexus 4, primarily to use for International travel, but I won't rule out switching to it full time if I can find a GSM carrier with good coverage in my area at a resonable, off contract, price.
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    I have a question regarding AT&T's network. I'm currently using the GS3, I drove around until the phone connected to hspa+ (no lte), and got 6.5mbps down and 1.5 up, which is more than enough for me. My question is will the nexus 4 connect to the hspa+ network where ever I currently connect to the LTE network with my GS3? Or are there just random pockets of hspa+ and the rest is just regular 3g?
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    This is a good question. I've got the GS3 with AT&T and speeds have been awesome. I'm in the DC area. Get HSPA+ at the office and LTE at home. I came over from Sprint about 4 months ago and have been extremely impressed. Even with the HSPA+ speeds. However, sometimes I notice the HSPA+ gets bogged down. Hangs a bit when trying to load browser pages and so on. I have never once had a problem with LTE. I know people complain about their battery with LTE, but on days that I'm home on LTE, I can still get my battery to last 12-14 hours. It's pretty awesome. My speeds are pretty consistent on HSPA+ around 7mbps down and 1 up. Not great, but still pretty good. LTE is blazing at over 17 down and over 5 up.

    That is what makes the switch so tough. However, I really miss having a nexus device. I have the Nexus7, but I really do like the Nexus4. So I'm most likely going to pull the trigger and see how it is. My experience with the GS3 has been great, but having pure 4.2 has got to be awesome. Once I test it out I'll make a decision on which device I'll keep.
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    I have my phone through work (Galaxy Nexus on VZW) and I can switch between AT&T and Verizon whenever I want. I was prepared to switch to AT&T to get the Nexus 4 but I think I will probably just stick with the Galaxy Nexus after some thought. Right now I have LTE, unlimited data, always latest version of Android since I run Bugless Beast, 32GB of storage, etc. If I switched I would get a better camera, quicker phone, no unlimited data, much slower data speeds (especially with HSPA+ on AT&T, I know T-Mobile is decent), 16GB storage.

    I just don't think it's worth it for me to give up unlimited data and go down to 1.5-3mb down. I've never seen good speeds on AT&T with HSPA+ around here. The main draw would be the latest version of Android which I already have.

    I'll still think about it but I don't think the pros outweigh the cons at this point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by F123D View Post
    Would / are you willing to give up LTE and switch to hspa+ to use the Nexus 4? Or is no LTE a deal breaker for you?
    I have the GS3 on Verizon 4G LTE and I think I am making the switch.
    The 4G in my area is blazing fast, however, my per month price is much higher than I want it to be since I am now paying more for limited data. Although I called Verizon customer service and they offered to discount my $50/5GB plan to $40 for the year (saving me $120), and have the price go back up to $50 a year later. Still not worth it.
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    Don't have LTE yet. But I'll give up my Sprint crappy 3G speeds for T-Mobile HSPA+!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by F123D View Post
    Would / are you willing to give up LTE and switch to hspa+ to use the Nexus 4? Or is no LTE a deal breaker for you?
    I'm in Chicago and no I wouldn't give up sprint or lte for tmo or att

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    Quote Originally Posted by F123D View Post
    Would / are you willing to give up LTE and switch to hspa+ to use the Nexus 4? Or is no LTE a deal breaker for you?
    No, it's a deal breaker for me. I’m surrounded by Verizon LTE with grandfathered unlimited data yet, not to mention they have the best cell service where I live, so I’d be crazy to give that up. It’s moot anyway as even if the Nexus 4 were available on Verizon with LTE, the non user-replaceable battery is the bigger deal breaker. I want the CHOICE of being able to swap out for a fresh battery on the fly and tether to a charge as a last resort.
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    I've been getting 7mbps down on AT&T's HSPA+ network in south florida, if the coverage is similar to 4g, there's no doubt I'm getting the Nexus.
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    My wife has the Galaxy S3, I've tried out her phone with LTE, while the speeds are fantastic, it's a huge battery hog and I turned it off her phone to save battery. If I had it on my phone I would probably keep it off most of the time too. In addition, I'm on wifi at home and work so 90% of the time i'd be on wifi anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by F123D View Post
    Would / are you willing to give up LTE and switch to hspa+ to use the Nexus 4? Or is no LTE a deal breaker for you?
    Yes. Absolutely.

    Of course, I have an HTC Thunderbolt, which is one of the first actual implementations of LTE, and it sucks.

    But even so, I'd rather have software updates and lack of carrier bloat than accept the compromises necessary to get LTE, which requires carrier intervention in the software.

    My next phone WILL BE A NEXUS, and if that requires ditching LTE to keep carriers from interfering with software upgrades, so be it.
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    I would give up LTE on Verizon to go to Tmobile since my kids get good signal and speeds on their phones, the question is when we travel to Cali, Texas or leave the Phoenix area then Verizon has 3G while my kids don't have nothing. I love being able to listen to Pandora or Slacker without issues while on the road. And now with less storage on phones, how will having Music on the cloud help without a signal?
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    I'm on Sprint. I have the CDMA Galaxy Nexus. I had the Nexus S before it.

    Google has flat out alienated me.

    I have a CDMA carrier, I'm happy, I'm on a family plan heavily discounted through my employer, I'm not leaving.

    These excuses by Google simply don't fly with me.

    You can't allow me to purchase two prior great nexus devices, and then when the next generation comes out, say sorry, GSM only...

    That sh!t just stinks. And it stinks bad.

    It's alienation, period.

    There's no good excuse here, period.

    It cost extra to add a radio? Bull sh!t, Samsung didn't have any issue. Hell, LG has a flipping LTE phone coming out right beside this one, just skinned!

    Failed user experience? I love my galaxy nexus!

    Slow android updates sure to carrier compatibility? WHAT THE EFF IS APPLE DOING? NEW iOS, Update rolls out, you plug that sh!t into iTunes, and its done!

    Seriously, this just bums me out.

    All excuses are a dog and pony show...that's a fact.

    What's next? The GS4 GSM only?

    .....get real Google, we all know this has nothing to do with manufacturing costs, user experiences, etc.

    I think LG has a major roll with this flop, and you don't want to hurt their feelings be saying do.

    No CDMA nexus... what the crap is that?



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    Quote Originally Posted by TropicalSammich View Post
    I'm on Sprint. I have the CDMA Galaxy Nexus. I had the Nexus S before it.

    Google has flat out alienated me.

    I have a CDMA carrier, I'm happy, I'm on a family plan heavily discounted through my employer, I'm not leaving.

    These excuses by Google simply don't fly with me.

    You can't allow me to purchase two prior great nexus devices, and then when the next generation comes out, say sorry, GSM only...

    That sh!t just stinks. And it stinks bad.

    It's alienation, period.

    There's no good excuse here, period.

    It cost extra to add a radio? Bull sh!t, Samsung didn't have any issue. Hell, LG has a flipping LTE phone coming out right beside this one, just skinned!

    Failed user experience? I love my galaxy nexus!

    Slow android updates sure to carrier compatibility? WHAT THE EFF IS APPLE DOING? NEW iOS, Update rolls out, you plug that sh!t into iTunes, and its done!

    Seriously, this just bums me out.

    All excuses are a dog and pony show...that's a fact.

    What's next? The GS4 GSM only?

    .....get real Google, we all know this has nothing to do with manufacturing costs, user experiences, etc.

    I think LG has a major roll with this flop, and you don't want to hurt their feelings be saying do.

    No CDMA nexus... what the crap is that?



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    I agree I rather have a nexus and get updates weeks late on a cdma carrier then no nexus at all and I agree why can Apple push updates on Sprint and Verizon no problem but Google had problems in the past

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    Quote Originally Posted by TropicalSammich View Post
    I'm on Sprint. I have the CDMA Galaxy Nexus. I had the Nexus S before it.

    Google has flat out alienated me.

    I have a CDMA carrier, I'm happy, I'm on a family plan heavily discounted through my employer, I'm not leaving.

    These excuses by Google simply don't fly with me.

    You can't allow me to purchase two prior great nexus devices, and then when the next generation comes out, say sorry, GSM only...

    That sh!t just stinks. And it stinks bad.

    It's alienation, period.

    There's no good excuse here, period.

    It cost extra to add a radio? Bull sh!t, Samsung didn't have any issue. Hell, LG has a flipping LTE phone coming out right beside this one, just skinned!

    Failed user experience? I love my galaxy nexus!

    Slow android updates sure to carrier compatibility? WHAT THE EFF IS APPLE DOING? NEW iOS, Update rolls out, you plug that sh!t into iTunes, and its done!

    Seriously, this just bums me out.

    All excuses are a dog and pony show...that's a fact.

    What's next? The GS4 GSM only?

    .....get real Google, we all know this has nothing to do with manufacturing costs, user experiences, etc.

    I think LG has a major roll with this flop, and you don't want to hurt their feelings be saying do.

    No CDMA nexus... what the crap is that?



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    I'm sorry....Where is the LTE Samsung phone for $299? I missed the boat on that one!

    You sir are an upset child whining because you can't have what you want. Its plain and simple. The excuses are not a "dog and pony show". They are what they are.

    So if this has nothing to do with costs, user experience, or etc? Did they just magically roll a die and that was the way they decided? Is that your theory here?
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    I'm sorry....Where is the LTE Samsung phone for $299? I missed the boat on that one!

    You sir are an upset child whining because you can't have what you want. Its plain and simple. The excuses are not a "dog and pony show". They are what they are.

    So if this has nothing to do with costs, user experience, or etc? Did they just magically roll a die and that was the way they decided? Is that your theory here?
    First of all I left LTE out of this discussion..

    And I leave theory to the theorists..

    Read over my post again, maybe it will sink in this time.

    This is strictly a situation where there had been no issues with providing a CDMA nexus TWICE before, and now they are just going to make it one sided.

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    I have LTE on Verizon and I like it. LTE though isn't the deal breaker, its Verizon's overall coverage. In my experience a Verizon cell works in more places than the competition. If I didn't have Verizon I would probably go with straight talk or another pre paid plan with a sim. Right now I have the galaxy nexus, but the other phones on the verizon are very good though, and the fact that motorola is google owned makes owning a non nexus a little easier, i.e. if I had one of the razr HD phones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TropicalSammich View Post
    First of all I left LTE out of this discussion..

    And I leave theory to the theorists..

    Read over my post again, maybe it will sink in this time.

    This is strictly a situation where there had been no issues with providing a CDMA nexus TWICE before, and now they are just going to make it one sided.

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    That's all well and good but how do you know your stupid carrier was't the reason they didn't get this device? Google can't make a phone to work for your carrier and they will say "Oh great, I'd love to activate that". The GN did NOT sell well on either of the CDMA carriers so I can understand them not even breaking to Google's will as far as updates go. That certainly would and likely did play a part in the ability to carry the phone.

    Secondly....You didn't leave LTE out of the discussion. Read your post again about LG already bringing an LTE phone to your network. That likely is another reason it should be a non issue for you, grab the Optimus G. It looks like a nice phone.

    The FACT is that Google didn't just do this on a whim to hurt your feelings. The motives seem rather clear to me and whether or not they are ALL correct or maybe they are all wrong. Idk, but they had to have a good reason to leave out 130 million Americans without a phone.

    But, you still have choices. You can drop the carrier or you can grab any other phone you want to.
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    That's all well and good but how do you know your stupid carrier was't the reason they didn't get this device? Google can't make a phone to work for your carrier and they will say "Oh great, I'd love to activate that". The GN did NOT sell well on either of the CDMA carriers so I can understand them not even breaking to Google's will as far as updates go. That certainly would and likely did play a part in the ability to carry the phone.

    Secondly....You didn't leave LTE out of the discussion. Read your post again about LG already bringing an LTE phone to your network. That likely is another reason it should be a non issue for you, grab the Optimus G. It looks like a nice phone.

    The FACT is that Google didn't just do this on a whim to hurt your feelings. The motives seem rather clear to me and whether or not they are ALL correct or maybe they are all wrong. Idk, but they had to have a good reason to leave out 130 million Americans without a phone.

    But, you still have choices. You can drop the carrier or you can grab any other phone you want to.
    As a consumer, Google has created a forced decision upon me.

    If I want this phone, I have to change my carrier.

    When someone says to you, if you want this, you have to do this to get it, or you can't have it, how does that make you feel?

    Now add that to the fact, they never made you make this choice two times prior.

    I'm sorry, but that doesn't work for me.

    I've enjoyed the nexus line on CDMA for a few years to boot, and now for some reason that cannot be properly explained to me, I'm no longer able to enjoy the product going forward.

    I'm just ticked to death. I guess when Nissan stops producing the car I like to give the idea over to Hyundai to build, I will have to go buy a Hyundai....

    ...right?

    Google = Open / Open = All Carriers, or does open now mean something else

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    Quote Originally Posted by TropicalSammich View Post
    I'm on Sprint. I have the CDMA Galaxy Nexus. I had the Nexus S before it.

    Google has flat out alienated me.

    I have a CDMA carrier, I'm happy, I'm on a family plan heavily discounted through my employer, I'm not leaving.

    These excuses by Google simply don't fly with me.

    You can't allow me to purchase two prior great nexus devices, and then when the next generation comes out, say sorry, GSM only...

    That sh!t just stinks. And it stinks bad.

    It's alienation, period.

    There's no good excuse here, period.

    It cost extra to add a radio? Bull sh!t, Samsung didn't have any issue. Hell, LG has a flipping LTE phone coming out right beside this one, just skinned!

    Failed user experience? I love my galaxy nexus!

    Slow android updates sure to carrier compatibility? WHAT THE EFF IS APPLE DOING? NEW iOS, Update rolls out, you plug that sh!t into iTunes, and its done!

    Seriously, this just bums me out.

    All excuses are a dog and pony show...that's a fact.

    What's next? The GS4 GSM only?

    .....get real Google, we all know this has nothing to do with manufacturing costs, user experiences, etc.

    I think LG has a major roll with this flop, and you don't want to hurt their feelings be saying do.

    No CDMA nexus... what the crap is that?



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    There is an article that explains how making a LTE/CDMA nexus wouldn't fly because those networks aren't open as gsm is. The phone is locked down on CDMA all the updates need to go through Verizon first. Which defeats the whole purpose of the nexus being Google's flagship. And I'm sure Google could care less about missing out on a couple bucks they would make with a lte nexus they only have 100 other android phones making money for them.

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    ...and I agree why can Apple push updates on Sprint and Verizon no problem but Google had problems in the past
    Apple is a single line of handsets that can pretty much guarantee millions of handsets for a specific carrier. AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon each have dedicated teams of people working with Apple to add their "special sauce" (radio drivers) to the base Apple firmware so when rollout day hits for a new iOS version (which happens 1-2 times a year) the firmware is ready and tested across the entire iOS install base. Apple release dates are regular and infrequent, and long-planned.

    Google Nexus devices are a completely different beast. First, they represent a minority of Android sales, and a far lower install base than iPhones, probably by an order of magnitude. Second, updates to Nexus phones come out MUCH more frequently. When I got my Nexus Seven in July, it was already back one release before I powered it on (installed 4.1.1 the day I bought it). It's received another update (4.1.2) and a new release (4.2) is forthcoming in a matter of weeks (most likely).

    Imagine having to partner with three carriers and tell them that they'd need to support a new update every two months for 500,000 handsets, when they are accustomed to selling 5,000,000 handsets and needing updates to them once or twice a year.

    It's little wonder that Verizon and Sprint don't want to play ball this time around, and without their support Google simply cannot offer phones on their networks, because that's the way they run their networks. AT&T and other GSM-based US carriers have all pretty much implemented the same version of GSM with the same protocols and a defined set of frequencies. Build a GSM/CDMA/EDGE/HSPA+ phone and you'll get at least a decent 3G and possibly "Faux"G experience across a whole boodle of carriers, and the carriers don't need to be involved in building or testing the firmware.

    Build a CDMA phone and you'll have to choose what carrier you want to run it on, and you'll need a different version for each carrier, and the carrier has to "play ball" or you can't connect.
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