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Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

3G...LTE?

Hey, so my understanding is that the Public Mobile network runs on 3G, but sometimes I read people talking about 3G LTE, does anyone have a little more knowledge about that?  My phone is older, (Galaxy S7), so it doesn't support LTE, does this mean that I can't use the network?  Or will I get worse download speeds, because my phone doesn't use LTE?


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Mayor / Maire

Re: 3G...LTE?

@pubmob101  Public Mobile uses LTE throttled to 3G speeds. As for your phone, of course it supports LTE.... I'm using a S3, and it supports LTE. That, and assuming your phone is the Canadian variant ( SM-G930W ), you're set, because it'll work on PM just fine.

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Mayor / Maire

Re: 3G...LTE?

@pubmob101  Public Mobile uses LTE throttled to 3G speeds. As for your phone, of course it supports LTE.... I'm using a S3, and it supports LTE. That, and assuming your phone is the Canadian variant ( SM-G930W ), you're set, because it'll work on PM just fine.

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Mayor / Maire

Re: 3G...LTE?

If Canadian s7 should be totally ok with both 3g and LTE

Check that you have 3g 850 and 1900 as you'll need it for talk

 

 

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Mayor / Maire

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@pubmob101 wrote:

Hey, so my understanding is that the Public Mobile network runs on 3G, but sometimes I read people talking about 3G LTE, does anyone have a little more knowledge about that?  My phone is older, (Galaxy S7), so it doesn't support LTE, does this mean that I can't use the network?  Or will I get worse download speeds, because my phone doesn't use LTE?


It will work fine with PM either in 3G or LTE, because even my ancient J1 works great with PM.

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Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: 3G...LTE?

Why do you think Galaxy S7 doesn't support LTE?

 


@pubmob101 wrote:

Hey, so my understanding is that the Public Mobile network runs on 3G, but sometimes I read people talking about 3G LTE, does anyone have a little more knowledge about that?  My phone is older, (Galaxy S7), so it doesn't support LTE, does this mean that I can't use the network?  Or will I get worse download speeds, because my phone doesn't use LTE?


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Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: 3G...LTE?

PM has both 3g and 4g. They are providing 3g speed via 4g LTE. 

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Mayor / Maire

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@martinjacob01 wrote:

PM has both 3g and 4g. They are providing 3g speed via 4g LTE. 


And provding faster speeds on the 3g network

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Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

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They really do need to fix the confusing branding they use here.


 

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Mayor / Maire

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@XionBunny wrote:

They really do need to fix the confusing branding they use here


I agree. But the entire idea is a Telus invention and PM inherits this "branding" from Telus.

 

Some people call it "3G Lite" or "3G Redux", I call it "Pseudo-3G" or "Retro 3G". All bad terminology but not worse than the official terminology.

 

It's a flat upper-capped lower-sustained 3Mbps, consistent and close to the upper end of "true 3G" throughput. And it has 4G/LTE latencies, much faster than 3G latencies. So network requests are snappy and responsive - webpages and small files/objects (like page scripts, images, and streaming frames) load just as quick, huge contiguous downloads do not load just as quick (not even close) - in practice this fake 3G and true 4G are interchangeable for most real-world users doing most real-world things.

 

I don't think 4G/LTE performance is really necessary these days. But I'm not a heavy mobile data user, others will strongly disagree. I do think 4G/LTE performance will be necessary in coming years as online content becomes more pervasive, as cloud-side services gain more digital mass to push against client-side hardware limits.

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Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Re: 3G...LTE?

Ive been with public mobile now for almost 3 years. I am on a monthly 5gb 4G LTE plan. Unfortunately public mobile doesnt offer 4G LTE as a plan anymore. I continue to remain on my LTE plan because it's granfathered in. But my understanding is users now operate on the network at 3G speeds. Its very unfortunate they don't offer the LTE anymore. I love my service with public mobile and this was the reason I came over. LTE speed and reasonable amount of data for $62 a month. Very fair. (I will just leave my plan untouched to keep my LTE until Public Mobile starts offering it again)