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4G phone work on a 3G network?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by 5280Man, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. 5280Man

    5280Man Well-Known Member
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    Let me start off by saying my educated guess would be no but I thought I'd ask anyway to be sure. So let me ask, would a 4G phone work on a 3G network?

    Thanks guys and I apologize for the bonehead question.
     

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    Yes. 4G phones have 3G radios in them. So a 4G phone is a 3G phone as well.
     
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    technically 4g is really 3.5g. true 4G will be LTE devices, and yes LTE phones will still work on 3G. 3g services wont go away for many years as the FCC mandates when carriers can turn that service off.

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