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4G covering

Peter Odems

SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God
Living in a small country gives us a covering of 4G at 96% of the whole country. When I travel through Europe, I haven't discover 4G in towns like Hamburg and Dresden, but perhaps in Airports. Do you Americans have 4G in your town/neighbourhood?
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Larry Peterson

PFG, Picture Framing God
It's pretty much everywhere. This is the Verizon 4G coverage.



MGF, Master Grumble Framer
Wow. That's awesome. Australia is so far behind when it comes to mobile. Our stupid government thought they would put cable in. Instead they should have just put more mobile towers. Would have cost a lot less and much easier to update.


SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer
Yep, Our much vaunted, over budget and behind schedule fibre optic National Broadband Network will be overtaken by wireless 5G before it is anything like complete. I was talking to a workman installing nodes in our suburb the other week and he gave me some advice about what to do when it arrives. He says that sales reps are trying to lock subscribers into 2 and 3 year contracts when the NBN arrives. Far better to remain with the present ADSL until 5G arrives or take a shorter term NBN setup.

Peter, I guess you know this but do be careful what you log onto with any free public WiFi networks or in-house networks at Hotels. Clever and dishonest people can listen in and possibly access your passwords to important sites like the Grumble or even your Bank.

Peter Odems

SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God
I never use "free" wifi and I always use 4G and 3G in other European countries. I have a phone bundle with unlimited calling and 7.000 MB data a month and my stock in this contract is over 37.000 MB open for use. But I am not a you tube watcher or gamer. So I also have plenty of data to tether a Macbook. Somehow they speeded up 3G in Germany but the network-layer is also not complete. Also in Austria and Belgium I found 3G only, with some speedup against our "old" 3G situation.

5G is in development now but some discussing because a part of that bandwidth is in use by the Government-agencies. But chips are ready now as I saw in comments.
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