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by barbe4 / September 24, 2009 7:32 AM PDT

What is the difference between a G2, G3 or G4 phone network and technology? If each is an upgrade, what was upgraded?

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That's a very broad question.
by Kees Bakker / September 24, 2009 7:36 AM PDT
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And I assume you mean 3G, not G3 (and probably the same for the other G's).

May I ask what the background of your question is?


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by barbe4 / September 24, 2009 10:02 AM PDT

Yes, of course 2g, 3g etc.. I just recently bought an internet capable phone that is 3g. I then noticed that another cell phone cmpany is advertising their phone is on a 4g network. Is each "new" g a quantum leap from the past or what?

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simple answer
by birdmantd Forum moderator / September 24, 2009 12:22 PM PDT
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The terms used such as 2G, 3G, 4G refer to the generation of data connections (primarily) for cell phones in this example. A 2G phone connects at approx a dialup internet connection, 3G at approx DSL connection, and 4G at an even faster connection. 4G is a developing technology and will only be available in select markets (cities) as it is rolled out nationwide. Cellular providers typically don't utilize the same data networks at the same time so release dates by each carrier will be at different time frames.

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What is all the Gs?
by kyori2k / October 1, 2009 7:52 AM PDT
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Yes, the Gs do refer to the generation and it is not simply just the difference in speed. But, of course it is the major difference of them as we are demanding faster speed. It just doesnt make sense to have a new generation of technology with slower speed. The real difference is the underlying technology that the G is refering to. Just like a car with V6, V8, v12 engine. It might not neccessary have higher speed because it have more cylinders nor all 3g network as V4 engine have the same speed. Bottomline, higher speed might not equate to higher G or a new G. Just a car higher speed doesnt mean you have more cylinders in your engine.

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(NT) I always love car analogies <vbg> (n/t)
by Pepe7 / October 2, 2009 2:16 AM PDT
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