1. sidekickkdx's Avatar
    I'm thinking about getting the new Nexus 7 LTE version and using it with AT&T. However, most of the time I am in an area with 4g only (no LTE).
    Does anyone know if the Nexus 7 LTE will connect to regular 4g, or will it only be able to use 3g when LTE is not available?
    08-23-2013 04:51 PM
  2. Gaidin43's Avatar
    Yes it should be backward compatible.
    08-23-2013 04:59 PM
  3. rxnelson's Avatar
    I'm pretty sure that a site said it would fall back to 3g on ATT. I think on Verizon if you have to go back to CDMA? you are out of luck.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 4
    08-23-2013 05:06 PM
  4. jalbrant's Avatar
    I'm pretty sure that a site said it would fall back to 3g on ATT. I think on Verizon if you have to go back to CDMA? you are out of luck.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 4
    It's LTE and HSPA+, no CDMA. So fallbacks on AT&T and T-Mobile but nothing on Verizon.
    08-23-2013 08:19 PM
  5. sidekickkdx's Avatar
    Pardon my ignorance but is at&t 4g hspa+ or cdma? My phone here says I am on hsdpa so that must be 4g? As you can tell I'm confused as to whether the lte nexus 7 will get 4g like my HTC One does when I'm not in an lte area. I may just stick with the wifi version and use my phone as a hot spot as needed.

    Sent from my HTC One using AC Forums mobile app
    08-23-2013 10:51 PM
  6. jalbrant's Avatar
    AT&T is GSM/HSPA+/LTE. Unfortunately they call HSPA+ 4G when it's not really. If you're in an area without LTE it will still get HSPA and thus data.

    Verizon users with the N7 will only have data coverage where there's LTE (almost everywhere).
    08-24-2013 01:42 AM
  7. sidekickkdx's Avatar
    Thanks! I feel a lot less confused now.

    Sent from my HTC One using AC Forums mobile app
    08-24-2013 12:33 PM

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