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Old 04-10-2009, 06:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I saw a commercial the other day for Sprint and they were talking about the all new 4G. Anyone hear anything about this?
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http://www.blackberryforums.com/hand...sprint-4g.html
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Yes. But they don't even have 3G where I live........
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Besides we have what 2 actually 3G BB's at this point (Bold/Storm) it will be a while before we see a 4G BB..

Besides they have to do the Analog to Digital conversion first...
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Besides we have what 2 actually 3G BB's at this point (Bold/Storm) it will be a while before we see a 4G BB..

Besides they have to do the Analog to Digital conversion first...
No, we have a lot of 3G devices actually. The 9000, 9500, 9530, 8130, 8330, 8830, 7130, 7250, 8703, and 8707 are all 3G.

Also, all carriers have completed the transition to digital, and all analog networks have been turned off.
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Besides we have what 2 actually 3G BB's at this point (Bold/Storm) it will be a while before we see a 4G BB..

Besides they have to do the Analog to Digital conversion first...
You'll like what BB becomes 4G. ;)
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No, we have a lot of 3G devices actually. The 9000, 9500, 9530, 8130, 8330, 8830, 7130, 7250, 8703, and 8707 are all 3G.

Also, all carriers have completed the transition to digital, and all analog networks have been turned off.
Forgot about that, I was thinking about that about Rev. A/CDMA oops.

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You'll like what BB becomes 4G. ;)
CDMA Device I hope
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Forgot about that, I was thinking about that about Rev. A/CDMA oops.
No problem.

Most people don't think about EVDO being 3G.

I made a nifty little chart on another forum that should help people out.

http://winmobileforum.com/showthread.php?t=667

Note: Sprint is the only major provider in the world not using LTE for 4G, so that is why LTE is the only system listed in 4G for CDMA carriers.
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No problem.

Most people don't think about EVDO being 3G.

I made a nifty little chart on another forum that should help people out.

http://winmobileforum.com/showthread.php?t=667

Note: Sprint is the only major provider in the world not using LTE for 4G, so that is why LTE is the only system listed in 4G for CDMA carriers.
WinMoForums!! DC you traitor

So the 4G LTE standard will they be the same thing on CDMA and GSM? (Ie. giving the ability to buy an ATT phone, unlocking it an using on VZW or will GSM/CDMA always be seperate?)
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So the 4G LTE standard will they be the same thing on CDMA and GSM? (Ie. giving the ability to buy an ATT phone, unlocking it an using on VZW or will GSM/CDMA always be seperate?)
I was helping out EZ.

That's correct! LTE is the 4G standard (Sprint is not following standards), so as long as your LTE handset has the correct bands, you could SIM unlock it for use on any LTE network.
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I was helping out EZ.

That's correct! LTE is the 4G standard (Sprint is not following standards), so as long as your LTE handset has the correct bands, you could SIM unlock it for use on any LTE network.
Sweet, can't wait for that.. Won't have to wait for VZW to get every new BB!
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No, we have a lot of 3G devices actually. The 9000, 9500, 9530, 8130, 8330, 8830, 7130, 7250, 8703, and 8707 are all 3G.

Also, all carriers have completed the transition to digital, and all analog networks have been turned off.
I thought the 8330 wasn't 3G?
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No it is 3G, the link in his previous post explains it.. Besides look on the back of your 8330 it says Quallcomm 3G CDMA.
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I thought the 8330 wasn't 3G?
No, it is. It offers CDMA 1XEVDO, which is a 3G technology.
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There isn't a 4G and non 4G standard. WiMAX is actually more of a standard since it has an IEEE standard - 801.16e - something LTE is still working towards.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wimax

Also from Wikipedia:
"While 3GPP Release 8 has yet to be ratified as a standard, much of the standard will be oriented around upgrading UMTS to 4G mobile communications technology, and an all-IP flat architecture system."

3GPP Long Term Evolution - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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I was helping out EZ.

That's correct! LTE is the 4G standard (Sprint is not following standards), so as long as your LTE handset has the correct bands, you could SIM unlock it for use on any LTE network.
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Old 04-14-2009, 02:27 AM   #18 (permalink)
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I rather sprint works with RIM on getting new phones first instead of waiting till att and verizon tell bb they can give sprint a new bb
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What is 4G really?
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