Featured Articles

Nvidia GTX 980 reviewed

Nvidia GTX 980 reviewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
Nvidia adjusts GTX 980 and GTX 970 pricing

Nvidia adjusts GTX 980 and GTX 970 pricing

It appears that Nvidia has been feeling the pulse of the market and took some note from comments regarding the original…

More...
iPhone 6 and 6 Plus reviews are up and they are good

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus reviews are up and they are good

Apple is dancing the same dance year after year. It releases the iPhone and two days before they start shipping it…

More...
Amazon announces three new tablets

Amazon announces three new tablets

Amazon has just released three new tablets starting with the $99 priced 6-inch Kindle Fire HD6. This is a 6-inch tablet…

More...
PowerColor TurboDuo R9 285 reviewed

PowerColor TurboDuo R9 285 reviewed

Today we will take a look at the PowerColor TurboDuo Radeon R9 285. The card is based on AMD’s new…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Friday, 03 December 2010 11:26

4G LTE users heading for bill shock

Written by Nick Farell


Going to need another cunning plan
Telco's billing plans are going to have to be rethunk as the new generation 4G LTE phones come into place.

Hacks testing Verizon's new 4G LTE network have warned that it is possible to burn up your entire 5GB, $50 monthly allotment in less than 32 minutes. PC Mag points out that the 2010-era speeds are being stuffed up by the 2005-era thinking on data plans.

It seems that the telcos have been pricing LTE on a par with 3G. While it can manage huge downloads it is priced a too high to use it. LTE could manage about 21Mbps with the wind behind it and downhill, but if you were downloading 5GB at that speed, it would only take you 32 minutes.

Most of these speeds are thanks to the fact that only hacks and Verizon employees are on the network but Verizon thinks that when it is running properly you will get 8.5Mbps.

Unless you want to get some serious bill shock it is fairly clear that heavy users will have to stay off the LTE network and do your heavy downloads from your PCs on a DSL line.

Last modified on Friday, 03 December 2010 11:54
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments