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    Cell phone buffering

    Hi,

    T-Mobile is currently running commercials where they claim that there new 4G network eliminates pauses in video downloads caused by buffering. I have Verizon, and at least on my cell phone, pauses in video play caused by buffering or whatever, is a way of life. Does anyone know if T-Mobile really eliminates pauses in video play caused by buffering?

    Thanks!

    -cinque8

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    It depends on where you live (coverage). T-Mobile's 3G/4G HSPA is way less susceptible to buffering because of the higher max speed. But if you can't get HSPA or have really congested towers it will probably still buffer on T-Mobile. That said, in Los Angeles the coverage is supposed to be pretty good with a high density of cell towers.. but 3G coverage is currently less than that of super slow GSM/EDGE because T-Mobile chose to pinch every penny. AWS panels only on one sector or no 3G at all in areas they don't consider worth the investment just yet.
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    Kies,

    Thanks for the reply. I am thinking about switching to T-Mobile and getting that Google G2x phone. As for as video goes, anything would be an improvement over what I have now.

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    A very good choice and the LG phones tend to have decent reception. There is a 30 day return period so if the 3G coverage is sparse you can return the phone and keep Verizon.

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