The Difference of 3G and 4G

Good news for commuters out there! SingTel has finished its 3G and 4G upgrades along HarbourFront to Punggol. Now commuters will not encounter any mobile connection disruptions while they are in the train. Apart from the North East Line, SingTel also amplified its networks along Botanic Gardens & Nicoll Highway and Pasir Panjang. As an addition, twelve out of twenty nine stations in Circle Line now have powerful 3G and 4G connections.

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This upgrade is part of the investments of SingTel. The company is eyeing for connecting the whole island from the buildings, hospitals, malls, hotels and other public areas. This is the answer to the growing need of consumers for mobile data and connectivity. Meanwhile, upgrades in East West and North South lines are still progressing.

You are thankful for the upgrades but did you stop for a while to learn about 3G and 4G? For the average consumers, 3G and 4G are strange terms. If you are into mobile technology, 3G and 4G are valuable terms that are used to market tablets and mobile phones. “G” represents the generation. Basically, each “G” necessitates you to purchase a new phone. It is important that you know the difference of 3G and 4G so you can make an informed decision what generation to consider.

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If you want to know the difference of 3G and 4G, here’s an idea:

3G – We have come a long way from 1G (analogue phones) to 2G (digital phones) and eventually 3G. Third generation mobile network hit the market with the minimum internet speed of 144 kbps. 3G brought mobile broadband in this world. There are many types of 3G with internet speeds from 400 kbps to 10 times more than that. But sometimes, customers are complaining because of its slow internet speed. There is nothing wrong if you consider 3G. If you are not fond of surfing the internet and streaming videos, 3G will work fine. You can save money and battery life when you choose 3G.

4G – 3G seemed outdated when 4G was introduced in the market. 4G was designed to be faster than 3G. 4G can be implemented in many ways. In fact, there are issues concerning which network should be called 4G but carriers continue to ignore the standards and requirements. 4G comprise of WiMax, HSPA and LTE. Almost everyone here in Singapore have 4G phones. If you are serious about purchasing 4G, you should make sure that your carrier only offers LTE system. In 4G, surfing the internet and streaming videos is trouble-free and smooth. The transferring of big amounts of data is better when you are using 4G network.

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