OK, so answer this: When you’re downloading a video, do you want to put down your phone, go make a sandwich and come back before it’s done? Or would you rather look down a few seconds later and—boom!—there’s your video? Of course, you want the second option. Me too!! And that, my friends, is why I am a HUGE fan of 4G!
We’re busy with school, our social lives, etc. and we need things to work fast—like, I needed this yesterday kinda’ fast. From my experience, 4G is such a super-huge boost from 3G, I can’t imagine ever going back. I have a 4G Droid RAZR, and a 4G MiFi Jetpack, both of which make surfing the Internet, streaming video and downloading songs soooo much faster, smoother and more reliable. And transferring large data files is a snap too! You don’t have to sit there and wait for the “wheel” on your phone to stop “thinking”… it just does what it’s supposed to do! Oh, and video chatting with my friends and fam is so much better on the 4G connection—no pauses or glitches while the connection “catches up” to the convo.
But what exactly is a “G” you may be wondering? The “G” basically stands for “generation” and helps you know, basically, which version of technology we’re on. We cleared Generation 1 and 2 years ago—those were analog cell phones (the boxy ones you see in ‘80s flicks), then the digital ones. The third generation, or 3G, came along around 2003, from what my research tells me. And now here we are with 4G, which means the connection is not only faster, it can also handle tons more data than ever before.
When it comes to carriers, Verizon seems to always rank No. 1 in unbiased tests as having the fastest network—which is a huge reason why I’m with Verizon. While other carriers are still building their networks, Verizon has 4G in more than 200 cities, so there’s a good chance you’ll have it no matter where you live or go to school. And this is really important because a 4G phone doesn’t do you much good if you’re not in an area that offers 4G service—it will really just drain your battery faster.
To see Verizon’s 4G in action, check out this quick video, which is actually pretty entertaining!
Let’s chat! Are you on a 4G LTE phone? How has it made your life easier? Share your thoughts!