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Are you on 4G?

Any Mobot readers on 4G? Do you think its worth paying extra (if you are paying extra)?

Do you use more data, or just do things faster?

Most Useful Answer B1zarr0Prim3  Nov. 6, 2014 at 12:38

I'm on 4G and things are faster for me.
I don't understand where people get the idea that if they are on 4G then they will use more data.

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matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 6, 2014 at 11:26

Nope, my Note 2 doesn't support 4G, and my contract doesn't have it (T-Mobile).

JanSt / MOD  Nov. 6, 2014 at 11:32

I'm in Ireland. 95% of the time I have no 3G ;)

B1zarr0Prim3  Nov. 6, 2014 at 12:38

I'm on 4G and things are faster for me.
I don't understand where people get the idea that if they are on 4G then they will use more data.

JanSt / MOD  Nov. 6, 2014 at 12:51

I'm on 4G and things are faster for me.
I don't understand where people get the idea that if they are on 4G then they will use more data.
From psychology and experience? Ahem - How much has data usage increased since the introduction and spreading of 3G coverage? See? People cannot resist speed. Hey, now I can finally see how that 5GB HD iTunes video looks on a 4in screen that isn't HD :p
Browse on some torrent sites (for research only, of course ;) There are 3GB copies of TV movie rips from VHS tapes. I'm not sh*tting. 100MB flash video versions look exactly the same. That only happens because of cheaper fast broadband. And people download it.
And beyond that bit of human frailty:
More speed means web and app developers will like to believe everyone has more speed. So: sites will be more content heavy!
I believe the average website increased more than ten fold in the last 5 years. So, eventually even people who do not change their habits will, unwittingly, use more data.

It's what humanity has been good at for thousands of years: take a
technological invention. Use it to their advantage, then economics level the playing field, then it's no longer an advantage, then some idiots take us back to square one.

More affordable faster cars, more traffic, less good public transport, even more traffic etc etc.... We are nature's broken record :p

shaz2sxy  Nov. 6, 2014 at 15:28

Im on 4g with EE and on there double speed tarrif.

The first month I used more data(nearly 9gb but only because I was testing the speed every day to show off how fast it was (50mb in some areas). now im using the same amount as i sued to use on 3g.

SpeedyG  Nov. 6, 2014 at 23:31

I'm on it and just use a PAYG tariff with 500Mb data. I just use it for emergencies really when I can't use WiFi. It's quicker than 3G at least.

AhmadCentral  Nov. 7, 2014 at 00:08

Yes. I used 80GB last month. Pay £12.50pm

shaz2sxy  Nov. 7, 2014 at 00:22

Yes. I used 80GB last month. Pay £12.50pm

Thats really good.

If I could get 4g in my house I would use it more as its fater then my broadband.

krogothnx  Nov. 7, 2014 at 08:09

I haven't used mobile data in at least a year, never had a 4g device.

CTPAHHIK  Nov. 8, 2014 at 23:34

Not sure where original question is coming from.
Here is my take. I wouldn't pay extra for 4G. However, new phone purchase should definitely support LTE. It's a nice addition to have in the long run.

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