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    Difference between "basic" and "premium"data

    Specifically, I am looking for the difference between the Unlimited Starter and Unlimited Extra.

    The Unlimited Starter has the "basic" LTE data, while the Extra has 50GB of "premium" data. What's the difference? Is the 50GB "premium" at 5G speeds and "basic" at regular 4G speeds?

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    I believe that the "starter" may have limited or no premium 4G LTE data and is limited to the slower 3G data for most plans. Premium has 50 GB of the faster 4G LTE data before data speeds are limited to the slower 3G data. That is you answer in a nutshell.
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    Premium data relates to the priority you have on a tower. A tower that isn’t busy will give you full speed data regardless of plan. However a busy congested tower will do its best to serve one who has premium data as quickly as possible with its resources, while someone without premium data will be last in line to have the towers attention.


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    Quote Originally Posted by scrumhalf View Post
    Specifically, I am looking for the difference between the Unlimited Starter and Unlimited Extra.

    The Unlimited Starter has the "basic" LTE data, while the Extra has 50GB of "premium" data. What's the difference? Is the 50GB "premium" at 5G speeds and "basic" at regular 4G speeds?

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    QCI 9 on unlimited starter vs QCI 8 for the first 50 gb on extra.
    Unlimited elite is QCI 7 for the first 100gb.

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    Cool, thanks guys!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joeybutts View Post
    QCI 9 on unlimited starter vs QCI 8 for the first 50 gb on extra.
    Unlimited elite is QCI 7 for the first 100gb.
    Any idea what QCI 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1 are? (QCI 0??)

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    Quote Originally Posted by VVivian View Post
    Any idea what QCI 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1 are? (QCI 0??)
    6 is FirstNet and business Elite, QCI 1 is voice (and text I believe) not sure if the rest are even applied.


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    Per Wikipedia, which lists quite a few QCI values (that I'm guessing are largely unused... ), besides 1, 6,7,8,9, it mentions QCI 5 is for IMS signalling (and actually higher priority than QCI 1 voice.) IMS (IP Multimedia System) is essentially for the call setup and text-type functionality of what would go over a control channel in a 1G-3G system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VVivian View Post
    Any idea what QCI 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1 are? (QCI 0??)
    Here's a pretty good article explaining the differences.

    https://coveragecritic.com/mobile-ph...ers-explained/

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