4G has taken the mobile industry by storm, since its start a couple of years ago. We know that it is faster than its predecessors-3G and 2G. But there’s so much more for us to dig into. For a glance on what it is, how fast it is and what future benefits it is likely to roll out, read on below.
What is 4G?
4G is the current and the fourth generation of the wireless data transmission networks laid out by the mobile industry. The main idea behind it was to offer greater bandwidth and speeds for all the mobile operations. Back in the 1990s, with 2G technology, the users were only able to make digital calls and send texts. Next, came 3G, that enabled users to download music and videos, make video calls and browse web pages. Although 4G is built on similar lines as that of 3G, it has achieved much higher data speeds.
Nonetheless, 4G has rebuilt the mobile industry in the technical sense. Users can now browse the net and stream videos at speeds we never witnessed before, with their smartphones turning into computers of the modern-day. Download speeds have reached as high as 150Mbps. And Gigabytes of data can be downloaded in seconds, unlike the 3G network that achieved the same in hours.
Uses of 4G
4G undoubtedly has an upper hand over 3G for the following features:
Higher download/upload speeds
Reduced latency resulting in higher response rates compared to 3G
10 times faster than 3G
Clear voice calls with zero signal breakage
Affordable, flexible and more reliable service
Higher data transfer speeds with increased bandwidths
Offers uninterrupted connectivity for video conferencing and chats
Wider network coverage of over 30 miles
Offers complete network security
How to upgrade your Vi™ SIM to 4G?
Now that you know about the multiple 4G network benefits that we just discussed above; you must be more than curious to upgrade your SIM to 4G. However, note that you need to meet the following requirements before you switch to 4G services.
4G compatible mobile phone
4G compatible SIM
To switch you can either upgrade to a 4G network with new 4G SIM & connection online: