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  1. TrendyBull

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    ... when it's released nation wide or if you're currently in a test market area? (ie. me being in Seattle)
    I was originally going to hold out til november/december time to wait for the LTE network and new 4G capable phones, but a friend informed me that the X will work on the LTE network w/o needing to upgrade to a new handset.
    confirmations from the educated is much appreciated :D!
     

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  2. Vihzel

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    Nope it will not be compatible.
     
  3. lexluthor

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    No, it won't.
     
  4. TrendyBull

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    hmmm that makes me want to wait then... if theyre saying november, you think we got a good chance at having some worthwhile handsets to come out with the release??
     
  5. soapinmouth

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    Probably not tell next year will there be any compatible
     
  6. Doit2it

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    That's a big NO. It doesn't have the radio inside for 4G. That's why I got a one year contract instead of two for the LTE rollout in the next 2 years starting as early as this December, maybe.
     
  7. novemberwhiskey

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    Wait, when will LTE be out on Verizon?

    I don't want to commit to 2 years now if LTE will be out before then.
     
  8. Doit2it

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    It is rumors that they will try a rollout to 30 markets in Nov or Dec this year. It is just a rumor thou. Total rollout is expected by sometime in 2013.
     
  9. Fabolous

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    And when it does roll out in those 30 markets, it's initially only going to be aircards. It'll take a while before we actually see phones that support LTE data.
     
  10. Stealthman

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    It's going to be a while before LTE hits everywhere, personally I wouldn't wait. Get a phone you enjoy now then next year or the year after whenever they have it rolled out you can upgrade.
     
  11. fastharryDOTcom

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    I'm with you...Knowing that all moto phones from now on will have front facing cams, the next gen processors and possible 4g...I can wait...


    I would rather have the first in the series of a second generation than the last in the 1st gen..
     
  12. deekum1627

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    so when will verizon be 4g. also is at&t 4g yet
     
  13. frunple

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    Verizon is 4g in Boston right now and will be nationwide within 2 years. thats their plan anyway.
    Att has no 4g as of yet.
     
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  14. closhedbb

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    Even if Verizon is pumping out a 4G test signal in Boston, you're not on a 4G phone. Unless you work for Verizon and are using a test phone of some kind.
     
  15. trophynuts

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    i totally agree with Fab and Stealth. There is no sense in waiting. It will be a good two years maybe 3 before you get this caliber of phone on LTE. Its just like any other advancement in technology. Something new comes out but it takes a year or two for developers and manufacturers to really learn how to take advantage of it with their products. So i say get you what you want now, something you like. Besides who wants to be stuck with whatever phone you have anyways for another 2 years?
     
  16. CRPercodani

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    This. If anyone here has followed Sprint's 4G roll out you will know that they had aircards out for like a year or so before the Evo came out. I'm lucky enough to live near Boston and have seen a LG web connect stick on LTE and it was fast, got around 28mbps down however that was in optimal conditions with virtually no other traffic.
     
  17. 2009m6

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    :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:
     
  18. Le0_Br4zUc4

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    It will, so will my V3m work on 4G! :-D
     
  19. JA1234

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    with this phone and the next few big ones coming out I can't see LTE hitting in the next year or two. Order and be happy
     
  20. jeglinas

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    Hmmm csr told me the x was backwards compatible..
     
  21. e30kid

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    Yeah, that means that it will do EVDO rev.0. Backwards compatibility means just that: backwards compatibility. It has nothing to do with LTE as it is a future technology.
     
  22. chenry888

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    So if you live in Boston, would the strategy change?

    Wait for a while?
    Get a 1year contract?
     
  23. ghdtpdna

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    Once again, it depends on whether you are a primary line or not.
    If you are and have a plan priced higher than $40, I believe, you qualify for annual upgrade. Only upside of getting 1 year as a primary line would be just to upgrade every 10 months vs 12 and the freedom to leave after 1 year.
    If you ask me, I have 4 lines on my plan, where 2 are on month to month with dumbphones, the other two with 2 year contracts with smartphones. When new phones come out, I will simply do a buddy upgrade using the eligibility of the dumbphone lines, and I can upgrade every 6 month or so.
     
  24. hawkijustin

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    Verizon wont roll out a LTE phone for awhile. Sprint was in something like 30 markets before the evo came out. Sprint tested 4g back in 2008 and didnt bring out a phone untill mid 2010. If Verizon does the same which it looks like they will it might not be untill 2012 when we see the first lte phones.
     

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