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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by CellPhoneFreak, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. CellPhoneFreak

    Thread Starter

    Since the Atrix isn't 4G LTE compatible, is it a deal breaker since AT&T will roll out 4G LTE in the 2H?

    I was excited about this phone and now I'm second guessing it.... :thinking:
     



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  2. Kurakka

    Kurakka Newbie

    Jumping on the bandwagon early always has it disadvantages. I will get the Atrix, I look at it as giving ATT the time to develop the network and get all the kinks worked out. As with all technology, if you wait because you want something better you will always be waiting. I think the Atrix will work well even as a non LTE device.
     
  3. thabends

    thabends Member

    The fact that it's not LTE is the reason I want it. They will more than likely change data plans for LTE. You'll get to keep unlimited with the Atrix if you currently have it...which makes the laptop dock much more usable.
     
  4. CellPhoneFreak

    Thread Starter

    Excellent point

    I'm guessing the other providers are creating new plans for 4G LTE? Please excuse my ignorance...I'm slowly understanding that all the carriers are using smoke and mirrors with 4G.
     
  5. CellPhoneFreak

    Thread Starter

    I agree with you - I am not the one that waits....I like to have the latest gadgets when it's available. I currently own an iphone4 and want to covince myself that the Atrix is an upgrade....or if I should wait for iphone5:rolleyes:
     
  6. lsutigers03

    lsutigers03 Android Enthusiast

    If my city doesn't get LTE right away than having an LTE phone is pretty useless. By the time I can upgrade again LTE should be where I live then I'll probably get an LTE phone. Of course if HSPA+ works well I may just stay with that and keep my unlimited plan.
     
  7. Stadifer

    Stadifer Newbie

    Perhaps I'm miss-reading the post or mis-understanding the technology. As I understand it 4G and LTE are two different technologies. The Atrix is indeed 4G compatible but not LTE compatible.

    In this case I could care less about LTE. Especially since in the first 6-12 months of its existence coverage for LTE will be in very few places. So it's no deal breaker here.
     
  8. shawn1224

    shawn1224 Ex CEO-DNPSEA foundation

    Has anyone debunked Motorola's early claim that the Atrix will have an LTE radio?
     
  9. Stadifer

    Stadifer Newbie

    All the stories I've read on the phone is that it will be 4G only.
     
  10. lsutigers03

    lsutigers03 Android Enthusiast

    All I have to do to convince myself that the Atrix is an upgrade is to look at the iPhone. A 5x4 grid of apps is soooooooo boring. After having all four iPhones iOS looks just like it did in 2007. My iPhone 4 lags and apps freeze so it's not perfect like people like to say about iOS. Also the notification system is an absolute disgrace. The iPhone is certainly a smartphone for the masses because it's dumbed down, simple, and boring but it's not the smartphone for me anymore. The only reason I still have one is because until now I haven't like AT&T's Android choices.
     
  11. CellPhoneFreak

    Thread Starter

    I agree, I'm really bored with the iphone. It's so simple that my 2yr old can use it. This smartphone actually makes me feel dumb...
     
  12. Willy Willy

    Willy Willy Well-Known Member

    Technically 4G stands for 100mbs downloads however in the cell phone world anything faster than 3G is 4G
    So HSPA+ and LTE are 4G
    Per te FCC approval there is no LTE radio in this phone and it will have HSPA+ which is in the 4g category
     
  13. lsutigers03

    lsutigers03 Android Enthusiast

    I have a friend who has a 3 year old. She can pick up his iPhone unlock it and go through all his pages of apps and find the games that she plays. All he does is hand it to her and she can do everything else. That's great for a ton of people and it's part of the reason that the iPhone is so popular but it's just not for me.
     
  14. Not being LTE compatible isnt a big deal now considering the Laptop dock is $300+. Absolutely ludicrous!
     
  15. HyperM3

    HyperM3 Android Enthusiast

    Being that I usually get a new phone every 6 months anyway, this isnt really a deal breaker.
     
  16. Kaaji1359

    Kaaji1359 Newbie

    Thabends commented earlier about unlimited data. It was my understand that during the process of getting a new smartphone it was MANDATORY to go down to the 2GB cap (it was when I called AT&T and on Amazon when I was considering the Captivate). Is there a way around this, as I have unlimited data on my BB right now??

    Also, is the HTC Inspire going to be LTE compatible?
     
  17. sean76

    sean76 Android Expert

    I think people are just hoping for the Best! I'm gonna wait and see what the verdict is with at&t's 4G! Its not really about the Atrix at this point, or the Inspire. Its more the network and how its going to work. IMO at&t's network will get lighter in the next couple of months, many, many people are jumping to Big Red, so that could end up helping at&t lighten the stress load on they're network. Before the iPhone my at&t service was on the money. Calls were really good, and Data was pretty darn good, even on a Blackberry 8800....So this time I'm just gonna sit back, and wait and see how everything plays out. Hopefully they come to they're senses and start pricing more competitively.
     
  18. dsjr2006

    dsjr2006 Android Enthusiast

    I really could care less about it being LTE since it's unlikely that my area or the cities I often visit will have it soon and it is by far the best phone to be available soon and likely will be for some time.
     
  19. Jp77

    Jp77 Member

    I really want the Atrix but my concern is that this phone will be a dinosaur at the end of the 2 yr commitment considering at&t will have at least a year of lte under its belt and verizon close to 2 years at that time. Isn't it smarter to go with the bionic and get a phone that will at least be able to make use of what will undoubtedly be the network standard (LTE) in two years? I have good at&t coverage in NJ so its not really an issue. What do you think?
     
  20. kb58

    kb58 Well-Known Member

    As others said, since LTE isn't available in many area (for 1-2 years) why buy an LTE phone that can't take advantage of it? As was said, in two years LTE should be deployed, and by that time there'll be lots of awesomer phones out there... the Atrix will be last week's news and the fanboyz will be praying to the Next Big Thing.
     

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