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Almost half of American consumers don't care about LTE

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 25 Aug 2012 16:44 User comments (9)

Almost half of American consumers don't care about LTE A new survey shows that a good portion of Americans don't care about 4G or 4G LTE.
Via research firm Piper Jaffray, the survey of 3000 U.S. consumers found that 47 percent don't feel that they need 4G, while 26 percent suggested they believe all 4G networks are exactly the same.

15 percent of those polled claimed 4G LTE is the best network technology, with the final 12 percent saying '4G' is.

When asked about which carrier has the best service, 51 percent said they don't know, or believed all to be equal, which is certainly not true.

Verizon has the fastest true LTE network, followed by AT&T. T-Mobile has their fast HSPA+ 4G network, which will be upgraded to LTE next year. Sprint has the slowest data, and has just begun upgrading to a real 4G network.

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9 user comments

126.8.2012 2:51

...and not one of them offers 4G...they just call their networks 4G. Seeing polls like this make it very clear why apple does so well.



226.8.2012 11:46

Where is the % showing "I have no idea what 4G is"? because you know a lot of consumers have no idea on the difference, and will be a good portion of those not caring. That said some of those that think they're all the same won't have a good understanding either!

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 26 Aug 2012 @ 11:48

326.8.2012 11:51

I have a better one. "56% of respondents looked puzzeled and replied 4 gigabytes is 4 gigabytes you idiot". Ha ha.

426.8.2012 23:02

Originally posted by CNDLG:
I have a better one. "56% of respondents looked puzzeled and replied 4 gigabytes is 4 gigabytes you idiot". Ha ha.
A gigabyte??? yeah my grandma used to cook me that for breakfast

526.8.2012 23:12

gigabyte was that super virus in the animated tv series "Reboot".

627.8.2012 22:00

LTE means you use your data that much faster, since the robbers are charing more for less. they should charge $1.00 Per GB. they would still make millions, since i would be buying a good Terabytle a month lol

How about data cards. that u can buy, ya know, 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10GB cards. even on a contract plan. I find an open wifi somewhere, i dont care if its not mine. Im using it. learn to secure your shit.

Im tired of taking it up the ass. from "The Man" (uncle Sam )

729.8.2012 16:00

Ignorance is bliss. 3g vs 4gLTE is like comparing a VW to a Ferrari. Speed, speed, speed. Most people are ignorant and totally uninformed. Where do they get these people in their polls; back alley or dead end road???

81.9.2012 1:43

BTW does anyone know that adding the "G" sound (spelled jee in written form) to any Indian's first name is a form of addressing that person with high respect !!!!

92.9.2012 5:48

I got bit by a Giga one time. I went to the hospital and the doctor looked at the wound and asked me "Giga byte" and I said "yes".

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