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Discussion in 'iPad 4 Forum' started by ardchoille, Jun 5, 2013.
I purchased my iPad 4 from Verizon so it would have LTE connectivity. Is my iPad 4 a CDMA model?
Yes, it is. Technically, it's a CDMA/LTE model.
Hope that clarifies.
Yes, that cleared up the confusion. Thank you so much
Can you also get lte from the apple store?
LTE is a new faster data service for cellular devices. It's offered by cellular carriers and is included in the service provided by your cellular carrier, where available.
I know everyone's answered your question, but I wanted to chime in myself. LTE is the network bandwidth that allows cellular costumers to surf at a higher rate of speed. CDMA/GSM are types of broadcast signals used by cellular carriers. Every cellphone in America uses one of these two transmission protocols to transmit wirelessly to the cellular towers.
So as I understand it:
Types of Internet transmissions for Cellular Networks
3G - Third Generation Network. Allowed people to start using their cellphones for video transmission and made networks faster. Usually 1.0 Mbs or a little higher depending on traffic on the network and signal strength.
LTE - Newest Generation of network. Usually marketed as 4G LTE, this is more of a transitional network between 3G and 4G until 4G can be perfected. Speeds are still dependent on signal strength and number of users on the network.
4G - Forth Generation Network. (I've also heard this called LTE Advanced.) Will be capable of providing up to 100Mbs speeds with a strong signal and limited numbers of users. Not available yet, but they are working on it.
Companies that use GSM and CDMA
CDMA - Verizon, Sprint, Metro PCS, and US Cellular
GSM - T-Mobile and AT&T
Sorry for such a long post, but I wanted to get that out there. Hopefully I didn't make too many mistakes.