It seems as if wireless Internet technology will never stop expanding. Because in the greater scheme of things, this technology is still relatively new to us, we are still learning and pushing its limits. Not so long ago, it was a strange concept to be able to connect to the Internet without using any wires or cables… then, people began to set up wireless modems in their homes, and before long people were using their laptops wirelessly in cafés and shops. Now, with the spread of smart phones and tablet devices, many people are able to connect from just about anywhere using wireless technology. Verizon wireless internet, and other providers, have made all of this possible by striving to make the Internet as available as possible. Recently, they have even pushed past the fast, clear and popular 3G network and begun to offer us 4G.
Some people tend to be frustrated over the quick advance from 3G to 4G service, because they feel as if the wireless companies are merely putting out something new and asking people to pay all over again for wireless Internet service. However, most people who have made the switch to 4G service would say it is well worth the upgrade, as, in many cases, 4G service is considered to be up to four times faster than 3G. This is almost difficult to believe, if you have enjoyed the clarity and fast download speeds of 3G wireless service; however, 4G is bringing us the quickest and most reliable wireless Internet we have ever seen, at fairly competitive prices.
If you are considering making the switch to 4G and have been reading about different providers, you may have noticed a sort of debate raging between what Verizon calls LTE service and another type of service called WiMax. Essentially, these are the two leading competitors that have emerged in the 4G market, and while both services offer you access to 4G level service and speed, there are a few differences between them that you may want to be aware of before choosing a provider.
WiMax service tends to have more of a flat rate, whereas Verizon’s LTE offers different rates based on the amount of data space, etc. that you want available on your wireless device (basically, how much you are going to use it). Additionally, Verizon’s LTE service offers automatic 3G/4G combination service, meaning that if you venture into an area where 4G service does not yet reach, your device will, on its own, switch back to 3G so that you never lose the Internet. These are just a few of the basic differences between the two services; more can be seen on their respective web pages, and you would be encouraged to give them a look when choosing your provider.