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Im buying a 5c from online and visited many of them and some of the ones are LTE some are 3G and 4G. What is the difference? which one is better?
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Katelyn

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Paul Deschamps, Mobile Master

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The difference is faster data speed connections, the fastest is LTE, 4G then 3G, any of those are fine speeds it's the 2G and Edge ect speeds you want to stay away from and luckily Koodo doesnt have 2G so your good there. If your looking for the fastest Internet then grab something with LTE although it's only useful if you live in a zone where LTE is offered or then it just uses the slower available connection.
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The fact they're doing that..separating the 5C into groups as 3G, 4G and LTE,
i WOULD NOT but anything from them.

In simplest explanation: that's not possible. I'd stay the heck away from that seller and whatever they're selling.
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That's very true I totally missed that Ahmad, they're definitely knock off iPhones that probably run a very old version of Android . Great catch Ahmad.
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There are five variations of the iPhone 5c. The varying model numbers help to identify the markets for which each iPhone 5c is intended for. Of the phones listed, the A1532 (GSM) is intended for North American markets, (notably Bell, Rogers, TELUS and their subsidiary brands in Canada). The term 4G and LTE are one in the same and written as 4G LTE or just LTE.

*While Koodo does not have a 2G GSM/EDGE network, some countries or carriers may still use this technology.

The two iPhones A1532 (CDMA) and A1456 operate on CDMA networks. TELUS/Koodo is in the process of phasing out CDMA networks across Canada, so there's no point in having a phone with a CDMA radio that will never see any use, unless you travel into areas outside of Canada that use this technology. Technically, both phones 'should' be able to function on Koodo's 3G/4G LTE networks.

The two remaining models, A1507 and A1529 are strictly 2G/3G only devices with no 4G LTE, (Band 4 FDD), listed. Essentially, you would have a '3G only' phone. The LTE bands listed are specific to the markets that these iPhones are sold in.

Refer to heading Cellular and Wireless
https://www.apple.com/ca/iphone-5c/sp...

iPhone model number lookup
http://www.everymac.com/ultimate-mac-...
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3G is the Third Generation of Mobile Technology. LTE is the Long Term Evolution, also know as 4G : 4th Generation of Mobile Technology. When talking about 4G, things can get a little confusing. Basically, there is 4G and 4G LTE. Many people consider LTE to be true 4G technology. Generally, if a cellular provider describes a 4G network without mentioning LTE, they are probably talking about a High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) network. The HSPA network is a faster version of the 3G GSM network. While not as fast as an LTE network, it is still faster than a 3G network. In a 3G or UMTS network Radio Part of Network is also know as UTRAN > Universal Terrestrial Radio Access Network, represented in Green Color. In a 4G or LTE network Radio Part of Network is also know as EUTRAN > Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access Network, represented in Red Color. In theory, LTE can be up to ten times faster than 3G.
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The thread is two years old. Please do not necro it to answer a question that has already been answered.