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    If I switched from an iPhone 4s ATT to a nexus 5 ATT should I still get a new Sim? My service is very unreliable and I'm curious if a new Sim will help

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Karim View Post
    If I switched from an iPhone 4s ATT to a nexus 5 ATT should I still get a new Sim? My service is very unreliable and I'm curious if a new Sim will help

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    The 4S doesn't support 4G or LTE, so you should get a new sim, otherwise your N5 will only get 3G speeds.

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    The att 4s will show 4g on the network indicator icon
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    The att 4s will show 4g on the network indicator icon
    Really? Because like said above, the 4S isn't 4G capable. 4G LTE was only introduced to the iphone with the 5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpham00 View Post
    The att 4s will show 4g on the network indicator icon
    The other versions of the 4S don't. That one didn't show 4G until after a software upgrade, but it's still 3G. It's AT&Ts refarmed H+

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    Quote Originally Posted by UJ95x View Post
    The other versions of the 4S don't. That one didn't show 4G until after a software upgrade, but it's still 3G. It's AT&Ts refarmed H+

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    Correct, not all versions hence why I said the att 4s. But similarly on the Note 3, not all versions support 4GLTE

    Att considers h+ to be 4g

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    Sounds like the service problems are related to the coverage area. You might have some improvement with the Nexus 5, but likely not by much. Do you know if anyone friends or family in your same area are having similar issues with AT&T?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpham00 View Post
    Correct, not all versions hence why I said the att 4s. But similarly on the Note 3, not all versions support 4GLTE

    Att considers h+ to be 4g

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    Either way, it won't support LTE on the N5

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    My 4s supported 4g but not LTE. I have LTE but it fluctuates so rapidly. I'll stand in the same spot and go from 3 bars to none and so on

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    I have noticed with the N5 (had a Moto X, GS3, GS2, iPhone, to name a few in the past) that it does not seem to have as robust of a cell phone radio. It seems the other phones did better keeping my signal where the N5 does not. The tradeoffs are worth it, IMO, because I use an ATT M-Cell at work and WiFi pretty much everywhere I go.

    WiFi, 802.11n 5Ghz, performs much better than my GS3, Moto X or Atrix 4G (Atrix 4G did not support 802.11n).

    Conclusion: Cell coverage in remote areas is poor (even comparing signal in dBm) compared to past phones I have owned. WiFi awesomeness does make up for it.
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    I live in Orange County and never experienced this issue before. I'm not sure if your familiar with California Highways but I'll be on the 5 freeway and I from full service to almost no bars. Hopefully when I get the time I'll get a new sim and see what happens. Does ATT charge for a new SIM?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Karim View Post
    I live in Orange County and never experienced this issue before. I'm not sure if your familiar with California Highways but I'll be on the 5 freeway and I from full service to almost no bars. Hopefully when I get the time I'll get a new sim and see what happens. Does ATT charge for a new SIM?
    Not familiar with OC, but I know what you are talking about in regards to having service then losing it. I am also very familiar with the cell sites and geography of the area I live. When I lose signal because of where I am driving, I usually know why.

    AT&T shouldn't charge you for the SIM, but every time I have done so was because I was doing so to get a different type: SIM, Micro, Nano etc.

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