I have a factory unlocked HTC MyTouch 4g and I used to have a HTC Inspire 4g. I was really confused on the whole 2g, 3g, 4g debates and so I did my own research on the web as well as asking various people. Now, this is to the best of my knowledge, but I could be wrong. Family Mobile uses the T-Mobile towers but only has acces to the 3g networks. You receive 250 MB of 3g speeds each month included in the cost for 1 month, and after that it drops down to 2g speeds. Honestly, with most phones having wifi anymore, the network speed won't affect you that much unless you're on the road and are trying to find a hotel's number or something like that--even then it will still work, just a little slower. 2g speeds is plenty fast enough to stream music like from pandora, 3g is fast enough for movies, like from netflix, 4g is just the next step from there
Side note relating to the same issues:
I'm not sure where I heard this, or if there's any truth to it at all. I haven't even googled it to check it out, so take it with a grain of salt or google it to determine its validity. Here it is: I've heard that most providers with 4g don't actually have 4g because it's "not ready" for any network yet, Anytime you see/hear about a "4g phone" that just means its 4g "Capable" it does not automatically mean you have 4g speeds. It's like saying that your vehicle is a 200mph vehicle, that doesn't mean you always drive that fast, it depends on where you're at. Well, the "where your at" (or location) from that analogy represents the network operator (T-mobile, Family Mobile, At&T, Sprint and so on), depending on which one you choose will determine what speeds you can utilize.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
I know that if you travel to the major cites you will get faster web.. It might be 4g.
answered 4 years ago
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