4G vs LTE: What’s the difference?


4G, LTE, LTE-A, carrier aggregation. It’s all tech nonsense if you don’t understand what the jargon means. Here we explain the differences between 4G and LTE so you’re better equipped to choose not only the best phone, but also the best tariff.

These days, there are a lot of decisions to make when getting a new phone. Along with deciding which handset is best for you, you might also have to choose a new tariff, and that’s a complex business in itself.

4G is the big buzzword you’ll hear or see, but what exactly is 4G? Is it the same as LTE? In a word, no, but phone manufacturers and mobile operators love to use them interchangeably, and further muddy the waters with dumbed-down marketing materials.

In this article, we’ll explain everything you need to know about 4G, the speeds you can expect to get and equip you to choose a phone and tariff that’s right for you.

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