You’re paying for 4G and getting a lot less.
To start out, let’s define a few things. The “G” stands for generation. 4G comes from a long line of upgraded cell services over the years.
LTE stands for “long term evolution”. Meaning that your cell coverage is trying to reach 4G.
4G service must have a peak of 100 megabits-per-second. But by law it doesn’t have to be anywhere near there. Yet it your carrier can still say you’re getting 4G service.
That’s like your mechanic saying you have a new transmission- but it’s actually 10 years old.
So when you see 4G LTE in the top corner of your phone, it’s a marketing gimmick.
No cell phone gets proper 4G. And LTE means absolutely nothing- so don’t pay extra for it.
However, 4G is still a vast improvement over 3G…so that’s something I guess.
Bet you’ll be more paranoid with your mechanic the next time you see him.