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Juan

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Didn't Verizon's own EVDO refer to itself as 3G? That was one step beyond 1xRTT if I remember correctly.
3g is just a term to make you want to buy a new phone...4g lte us when phone data became useful...5g( nationwide) is just another scam to get you to buy a new phone
 

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It just wasnt useful for anything..3g data was good for email and texting...but anything else was stupid
I found it very useful. In 2008-2009, I was getting around 3.5 Mbps on my iPhone 3G in good AT&T areas. I jailbroke it and used PDANet to enable USB tethering. That speed was good enough for web surfing, 720p video and more than enough for streaming audio. Had no problem using Telenav GPS or any other data enabled app that I used at the time, so long as I had decent coverage.
 

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This is why the 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G labels should be dropped and just use the protocols to refer to the technology. Edge, 1xRTT, EVDO Rev A, EVDO Rev B, HSPA, WiMax, LTE, LTE-A, NR.

And no made up names like 5Ge, X-LTE, UWB
 

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I had an LG Zone 3 with one of those unlimited 3G (EVDO) plans and it was great for streaming.
I'm not surprised... Back in the early 4G/LTE days, we landed in lots of places where 3G (EVDO) was the norm and usually had good service for our normal Internet use including streaming. As streaming video PQ cranked up of course, LTE became the preferred service when available. It's rare to see 3G locations now, but there's still a few towers around that haven't been upgraded in the back country.
 
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