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The latest t-mobile commercial claims that their 4G service is faster than home internet or wifi. But in reality, nothing is really faster or more reliable than a wifi connection. IS T-mobile making false claims? especially since they leave out the part where their 4G/3G data throttles after 2GB/month, or slows down to a point where it's useless.

asked Dec 10 '11 at 20:57

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Depending on the wifi version. N is rated max 300mbps down, 130mbps standard.

Current 4G are rated to top at 128mbps down, though specs of next gen specs are expected to top at 1gbps

answered Dec 10 '11 at 21:31

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Wow. so there's a difference between every type of Wifi? like Wifi b/g/n??

(Dec 12 '11 at 05:46) xedric14 xedric14's gravatar image

Theoretically faster, but not really practically faster.

answered Dec 11 '11 at 02:00

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In almost all cases, Wifi is going to be faster than mobile internet. Ethernet will be even faster. However, T-Mobile is allowed to say this because if you have a cell phone directly next to the 4G transmitter without any interference, it will be faster than old wifi technology.

The main point of this advertising is to try to trick people that don't know any better, if you look at the small print, you will probably find the exact speeds for the statistics that they are comparing.

answered Dec 11 '11 at 17:16

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Well there are a few different types of 4G for each provider/phone, but the only 4G that is consistently faster than an average WiFi connection is 4G LTE.

answered Dec 12 '11 at 01:09

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well, if you get the speed of Wifi using 4G which is a network that does not depend on Zones (wifi Zones,) then that itself is very cool right?

(Dec 12 '11 at 05:48) xedric14 xedric14's gravatar image

Wifi is usually faster in most cases. Mobile interent still has some improvements to be made before its worth using

answered Dec 12 '11 at 09:40

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Last updated: Dec 12 '11 at 09:40