are you guys still arguing about how 1xRTT is "3G" lmao....i saw this like a week ago in another thread...ugh all us metro users care about is that hopefully we get EVDO and anything faster than 100kbps...sheesh....cuz its so damn slow......screw LTE i wish they wouldve put EVDO everywhere instead of that LTE crap lol...though i say that cuz i flash my phones to Metro lol..never have i used one of there crappy phones lol
their network is slow and I'm leaving by the end of the year if they haven't implemented EVDO.
1xRTT is not fast enough to be 3g.
Anyhow, I don't get why some people equate xG with some speed. Are you forgetting what "G" stands for?
It's "Generation" if you care to know.
1G = Analog... IMTS, AMPS, some GPRS, some CDPD, etc.
2G = Digital... mostly channel based: GPRS, TDMA, some CDPD, GSM ("EDGE" is "3G" for some dumb reason) and the odd one- cdmaOne
3G = Digital... spread spectrum, a.k.a. CDMA2000 (1xRTT, EV-DO, etc.), WCDMA (UMTS, HSPA, etc.)
4G = Digital... spread spectrum... IP based: LTE, other similar technologies.
Speed has more to do with the frequency and air-interface than it does with "G", although newer "G" trends towards higher speeds. EV-DO actually had the easiest path for upgraded speed but it isn't "I.P." based thus couldn't compete favorably with LTE and other "4G" technologies.
In the end, the best you can ever hope for, regardless of the "G" you have, is how much backhaul the site has to its switch, and how much bandwidth is available for your use on it.
Not likely a site with a sole T1 and 20 users is going to give you the bandwidth a 4G connection is "theoretically" capable of.
And the Model-T you're exemplifying has an engine with more than 250cc's... and is 4G automotive (1G=horse-drawn, 2G=steam, 3G=diesel, 4G=gasoline).
Last edited by abecedarian; 08-07-2011 at 10:05 AM.
Has anyone experienced 3G in the New york area recently?
I just updated my PRL on my Admire.
Even Metro upgrading to EVDO but CAPPING speeds at 200k in some markets is not really meeting 3G standards.
Last edited by ChazzMatt; 02-22-2012 at 08:37 AM.
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Well there goes metro now calling there 1x 3g, its all over there website under plans and in my dealer ASAP system. I wonder when they'll change that 1x icon to 3g lol, just like other carriers that boast about unlimited 3g speeds
I know there is EV but those are in some markets. The other markets are still left with x1, I would understand if more than half there markets had EV/3g but only 20% do in order to help with high traffic.
I'm in the Boston market.
I dont care what anyone says about whether 1x is 3G or not, it's horrible and no where near what a third generation data network should be delivering which was predicted to be around 1Mbps at the time it was developed. It is 2.5G at its final stage. In my area, 1x delivers only about 50-150kbps with a network latency of almost 900ms, that is way off.
CDMA EVDO is true 3G and what 3G was and is suppose to be. Consistent speeds of anywhere between 500kbps to 2Mbps and a low network latency for a cellular network (~200ms). MetroPCS's 3G EVDO network in my area have speeds of around 500Kbps-700Kbps at peak hours and 1Mbps-1.3Mbps during late horus. That's just in my area though, it's pretty impressive considering Sprint's 3G data network is sometimes even slower (they have a much larger mobile footprint though but still)
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