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Anyone else think it is going to hurt verizon because other carriers have 4G and they dont? Sprint, T Mobile and now AT&T all have 4G phones and nothing from Verizon, well lots of coming soon and the best 4G network ads.

I wonder how much ground they are going to lose in the 4G market?
 

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Anyone else think it is going to hurt verizon because other carriers have 4G and they dont? Sprint, T Mobile and now AT&T all have 4G phones and nothing from Verizon, well lots of coming soon and the best 4G network ads.

I wonder how much ground they are going to lose in the 4G market?

T-Mobile's coverage (3g/4g) is so small comparatively, that their advertising won't really hurt big red, unless it's a customer who's swayed by the actress. Remember, Tmobile had insanely high churn and had a net LOSS of customers in the quarter where they started advertising 4g.

ATT's "4g" is what they called their 3g. It also appears that upload speeds on "4g" phones are throttled. Their reps are trained to tell customers that their 4g network isn't "launched" yet (even though it is) and by the time it launches Verizon will already have phones out. Their issue is the same one Tmobile has. It's the same network, but with new branding. This means ALL the same issues that plagued their 4g phones will plague 3g phones.

Sprint's the only real threat, but until they get a better marketing department, they're nowhere near as threatening as they could be.
 

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No one and this even includes Verizon has true 4G. At this point the only two companies that will be able to implement true 4G without having to make a full network system change. Both att and T-Mobile are running HSPA+ networks which is a 3G system and not is not upgradable to true 4G (att is starting to work on their LTE network so they will be able to implement a true 4G network). Sprint does not own the WiMAX network they use and the coverage in some areas is spotty at best. Another issue with sprint is that the rest if the world is switching over to LTE and they are running a protocol that is not compatible. I really think the only thing that is going to harm Verizon is Verizon themselves. They tend to forget that the customer is always right and that they are in business to serve their customers. At this point the other 3 network providers are either playing catch-up or are string to figure out how to stay in the game.
 
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No one and this even includes Verizon has true 4G. At this point the only two companies that will be able to implement true 4G without having to make a full network system change. Both att and T-Mobile are running HSPA+ networks which is a 3G system and not is not upgradable to true 4G (att is starting to work on their LTE network so they will be able to implement a true 4G network). Sprint does not own the WiMAX network they use and the coverage in some areas is spotty at best. Another issue with sprint is that the rest if the world is switching over to LTE and they are running a protocol that is not compatible. I really think the only thing that is going to harm Verizon is Verizon themselves. They tend to forget that the customer is always right and that they are in business to serve their customers. At this point the other 3 network providers are either playing catch-up or are string to figure out how to stay in the game.

Yeah it says something when (sprint) the only real competition is switching games (sprint is ditching there WiMax for an LTE system). Plus BGR has said that the only thing in the US that come anywhere near true 4G is VZW LTE network... I mean just look at the speeds!!!
 

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