What is 4G and do I need it?

what is 4G4G stands for fourth generation mobile telecommunications and truly represents a revolution in mobile phone technology, with speeds up to five times faster than 3G, 4G enables the mobile phone user to surf the web, download videos and retrieve app updates a lot faster than before.

If you have ever experienced the frustration of slow internet speed on your mobile phone, you will love the speed of 4G.

Of course if you use your phone for just taking telephone calls and sending text messages, 4G has absolutely no benefit to you at all but if you use your phone for any of the reasons listed below, then 4G is a must have for you.

4G Benefit #1
Faster Video and Music Downloads. If you download movies to your phone, then 4G will save you heaps of time. Currently, downloading a ten minute video clip using a 3G service will take you around ten minutes. With 4G in a good reception area that time could be cut to as little as thirty five seconds…..that’s a massive time saving right there. Music downloads are even faster. It is estimated that it will take under one minute to download an entire music album.

4G Benefit #2
Better Quality Video Calling Skype users will love the quality of video calls with 4G. Skype video calls are great but with 3G connection speeds video calls often become a frustrating frozen blur because of the slow connection speeds. 4G makes those connection speeds a thing of the past.

4G Benefit #3
Faster Apps and Podcast Downloads 4G will give you podcast downloads in a matter of seconds, same too with app updates – there’s no waiting around for a Wi-Fi connection. Be warned though all that ease of downloading may put your data limits at risk so be sure to have your data limits set accordingly.

4G Benefit #4
Faster Browsing Speeds. Internet browsing speeds should increase by about 4 times, 4G will make sure that you get the information you need instantly there’s no hang time waiting for sites to load.

4G Benefit #5
More efficient apps. If you love social media, you’ll love 4G. Status updates on Twitter and Facebook will be much faster as will page loading and picture uploading. Other apps like Google Maps will update faster and get you heading in the right direction faster.

Provided you live in a good reception area and have a 4G ready mobile device, the odds are that 4G will have benefits you. In a word everything will be faster. Your browsing experience will be seamless and your data will be constantly updated. 4G is the next generation