New 2 Koodo with Nexus 4 and have 2 questions

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New to Koodo (since yesterday) with Nexus 4. Have 2 quick questions
1) My Nexus shows only as 3G yet I'm in the 4G coverage region. Is there something I have to do to get 4G?
2) Which case do you recommend?

Thanks in advance
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Randall

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Posted 5 years ago

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John Burke, Mobile Master

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Welcome to Koodo!

Do you mean LTE? It's not an LTE device so won't work if you've updated the device unless you're rooted.
Personally I've used my Nexus 4 since last December without a case =)
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Thanks for taking the time to reply. I had always understood, 3G, 4G and LTE. This device is a rated and sold as a 4G device hence the reason why I had gotten it. Did not really need the LTE speeds.
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The Nexus 4 isn't actually a 4G compatible device, instead it supports up to HSDPA speeds (above 3G speeds, but slightly below 4G speeds).

Even if Koodo is 4G capable in your area, the Nexus 4 can't pick up that signal. I'm guessing there isn't an available HSPA network either, so 3G is the best the phone can receive.

As far as cases go, I went on ebay and bought a generic $5 case (dual layered protection). It's served me well, but I don't think its sold anymore. Have a look here instead - XDA forums. It's a major forum site for android related stuff.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showt...
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Thank you for your explanation makes a lot of sense. Where I had went wrong was the fact that on Bell site it had plainly shows 4G on this phone but to be fair Koodo did not. The other reason why I had assumed 4G was because I had the original Samsung Galaxy Vibrant with 7.2 download speed and I had seen for all of the places offering Nexus 4 had up to 42 download speed so I naturally assumed this was because of 4G. In the end if I can get in between of the 2 then I will be happy.

I will check the site you had suggested for the case.

Thank you all again
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3G and 4G are the same network level, just spread into different tiers and marketed differently.

Bell/Virgin and Telus/Koodo run on HSPA (max 21mbps), known as "3G", and HSPA+ (max 42mbps), which is often called "4G" as a marketing thing. The one after this starts at 75mbps, which is true 4G LTE. The Nexus 4 supports up to HSPA+, not LTE.
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If your looking for a case I highly suggest checking out the official LG Bumper case in white if you have a black N4, I got it the other day and it looks so slick with the reverse oreo look (White on the outside black in the middle) Since it's just a Bumper you don't cover up the cool reflective pattern on the back either.
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Thank you all for your great explanations and suggestions for the case. Your time is very much appreciated.
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The Nexus 4 supports LTE band 4 which telus, bell, koodo, and Rogers support, and probably fido and virgin too. The network chipset inside also supports dc-hspa and standard hspa, which allows for 42mbps and 21mbps respectively. My Nexus 4 is rooted and is connected to koodo/telus LTE network. Very fast but spotty coverage at times.
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For future reference there's need to resurrect month old threads bud, especially when they're already marked as answered.

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