ChrisM47

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With AT&T launching it's 4G LTE Network I want will their Samsung Galaxy SII if it ever comes out be LTE compatible? I really want this fun but if LTE is going to be the future of AT&T I kinda wanna future proof myself with my phone upgrade.
 

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Not really, I'd rather have the battery life that comes with HSPA+ and not have to wait for the phone to get some radio and take another year just to get LTE. They are saying the holiday will have LTE.
 

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It personally doesn't bother me too much. I have a Verizon Wireless 4G MiFi hotspot and that thing last about 4 hours on 4G when I am in the big cities and get about 6 hours of use when I am at home. I have friends with Thunderbolts and it has been a headache for them with battery drains or rebooting issues.

I like it as a hotspot because it seems more useful for my Chromebook because it can use the data while I am surfing the internet on a bigger screen but on a mobile device it is only good for streaming YouTube or downloading files.

It is also a piece of mind for most people to have it and it is nice when you do have 25Mb/s download speed but I usually have my 4G MiFi connected to a portable 4000 mAh when I am in Atlanta to last the day.
 

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if its LTE, expect a big price jump and battery drain. id rather HSPA+. JUST GIVE ME THE PHONEEEEE.

Ya I agree I'm so tired of my iPhone I want to smash it lol

This is the phone I want I've been waiting and I have a feeling the Galaxy S3 will almost come out by the time we get a S2 rofl........
 

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When I bought a Samsung Sync in late 2006, the AT&T rep couldn't stop talking about its fantastic 3G speed capabilities. Our city finally got 3G in early 2009, and my parents' town still doesn't have it.

LTE may be a factor for people in metro areas, but many people shouldn't let the anticipation of network upgrades stall their decisions. If my area of 40,000 residents gets LTE while I'm on a two-year GSII contract, I will be surprised.
 

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When I bought a Samsung Sync in late 2006, the AT&T rep couldn't stop talking about its fantastic 3G speed capabilities. Our city finally got 3G in early 2009, and my parents' town still doesn't have it.

LTE may be a factor for people in metro areas, but many people shouldn't let the anticipation of network upgrades stall their decisions. If my area of 40,000 residents gets LTE while I'm on a two-year GSII contract, I will be surprised.

I couldn't agree more.
For most people this shouldn't even be a concern. It takes a while to deploy a new infrastructure. Unless you live in a major metropolitan area complete LTE coverage might be a year or 2 away. By that time you'll have a new phone anyways.
 

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haha i dont understand? didnt it pass the FCC with no LTE radios? why are people takling as if we are getting LTE still? is there an announcement?
 

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