Is the Samsung Galaxy S4 primarily running on Koodo's LTE network?

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Arsh Grewal

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Paul Deschamps, Mobile Master

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it is an LTE device so if you have LTE coverage in your area it will run on the LTE network, if you don't have coverage in your area then it will just run on 4g.
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No I mean 4g, 4g & 4g LTE are 2 different things and even the link you just posted Philosoraptor says in the last line that if you leave the LTE coverage you will seamlessly connect to the 4g network
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LTE is 4G. Any other use of 4G is just a marketing gimmick.

Everyone is using the term LTE now only because carriers have marketed various 3G (UMTS) network improvements as 4G, rendering the name confusing and useless.
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when I'm at home my devices say 4g (HSPA +) and when I go into the city my device shows LTE so they are different are they not?
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Thanks for the reply! When I was reading up on the specs under the 'Band' spec it says HSPA, so I wasnt sure whether koodo offers the S4 on their LTE network where as if you go to fido or any other larger carriers website it shows the band spec as LTE and HSPA.
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@Paul:

It doesn't matter whether the phone says 3G, 3.5G, or 4G. You're still connected to the same UMTS network. Over time, 3G networks evolved to support faster speeds. This is where these terms come from. The carriers wanted to advertise these speed upgrades and started using "4G" as a marketing term even though the next generation network did not appear here until the introduction of LTE.

An early 3G handset will work on these "4G" networks (providing that the required frequency band is there). Its top data transfer rate will be much slower than the newer phones. Still, same network.
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Thanks for the helpful info guys!.. Im off to get my s4 with Koodo. Was with rogers before, im hoping Koodo is the bang for the buck!
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That's what we're here for.

I'm positive that your experience with Koodo will be far better than with Rogers.
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Welcome, Arsh :D I have the S4 and I live out in the boonies, and also I'm on prepaid, so my phone doesn't even know what LTE is :D
But it's an awesome phone, and also the Koodo plans (I think) are really good :) You won't be disappointed!

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