Originally Posted by JC531
i forgot to ask. what carriers support the atrix 4g with 4g? and whats the cheapest? (something almost as cheap as metropcs?
I'm in Canada, so I'm less knowledgeable about US carriers' plans. However, any carrier that supports 3G/4G on 850/1900/2100 MHz frequencies is fully compatible with the current model of the Atrix.
Note that HSPA+ is not really 4G, as 4g is LTE which is a completely different protocol. Any carrier that claims to have a 4G network (all or most of them now) is simply misleading as 4G and HSPA+ are not really the same thing. But since 3G is considered to be up to 7.2mbps, and 4G is considered to be 14.4mbps and above, I understand why they're doing it (yes there's a LOT more to it than that, but for the layman, it'll do). There is a lot of ambiguation with these formats and protocols, and the ITU is a bit vague about it all since it's advancing at such a frenzied pace.
So the net result of all this is simple...we don't have super fast networks here in North America, so unless you're up/down loading huge amounts of data, it doesn't really matter that much which network you're on. Just find out which carrier has the best speeds in YOUR area, and go with them.