Also, phones are able to connect to multiple types of networks (makes
sense: they need to work in areas where there's one type and not another).
In my experience, there will be an indicator in the top icon bar, or at
least information in Settings, showing what network the phone is currently
Aside to Thomas Edelbute: yes, AT&T retired its 3g network earlier this
year. You now need a phone that not only supports 4g and up, but is
whitelisted for their 4g network.
On Tue, Aug 16, 2022 at 9:14 PM Joe Hourclé <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> On Aug 16, 2022, at 8:13 PM, charles meyer <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > My esteemed listmates,
> > Cell phone cos and providers haven't made this easy.
> > I'm trying to help a patron discover if they have an 3G or 4G phone.
> > I visited this site www.imei.info, enter your IMEI number and it reveals
> > lots of info but LTE is says nothing about 4G or 3G. Just lists a bunch
> > numbers.
> > Has anyone enjoyed success ascertaining if a Samsung is 3g -vs- 4G?
> LTE is a sorta baby 4G.
> Basically, I when the 4G standard was set, one of the companies (I don’t
> remember which at this point) was like ‘we have 4G!’ And other people
> responded ‘but isn’t 4G supposed to be faster than that?’
> ‘But it uses the technology and concepts from 4G, so it’s better than 3G,
> and no one else has 4G yet, so we’re going to call it 4G in our
> And there was pushback, and so there are two different varieties of 4G:
> LTE and LTE-A aka LTE+.
> LTE-A / LTE+ was the original 4G specification that was proposed. LTE is
> a partial implementation of 4G.