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4th Feb 19

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4 reasons to switch to 4G

4th Feb 19

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By Vodacom 1536 Followers

Using the internet on your phone should be a speedy, seamless experience. Here are four benefits of using Vodacom’s 4G network.

4G stands for fourth generation, in this case of mobile data technology. It’s sometimes called LTE (Long-Term Evolution) and, for all but a few who’ve experienced the tests of 5G, it’s the fastest way to access the internet on the go.

You’ve probably noticed the little symbol on your mobile phone – usually, it says 4G, 3G or E. What does it mean and why should you care about it?

1. Superior network experience

First, a little background. Mobile tech has come a long way in the past 30 years or so. Back in 1991, 2G-enabled phones were introduced to send and receive data, such as text and multimedia messages. At the time, that was pretty exciting.

You won’t ever see 2G on your phone screen, but you might occasionally see ‘E’. That stands for EDGE (Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution, if you want to sound incredibly smart). You can access the internet on EDGE, but only at a snail’s pace.

Thank goodness, in 1998, 3G was introduced, revolutionising cellular networks and allowing reasonably fast access to the internet. The first smartphones accessed the internet via 3G and we were all amazed at the capabilities. But in 20...

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