Art_Deco saidOK, so my iPhone 4S doesn't have real 4G, which is what I thought before the 4G indicator suddenly began appearing on my screen.
But what DO I have on this phone? Is it essentially as fast as 4G? I presume better than the 3G I had before? I hope I'm not being charged more, I'll have to watch my billing. I usually keep Cellular Data turned off anyway, which kills the pseudo-4G, as I rarely do much with my smartphone. Ordinarily I wait for a Wi-Fi hotspot, unless I need directions or info in the car.
Whats the point in owning the device then? You can get a free or cheaper device if all you want is a phone. Confused.
But I don't just want a phone. It's my calendar, my address book, notebook, email, text messages, photo album (8000+ pics), I use it to shop, check the weather, it even contains listings & reviews for 30,000 movies (I'm a movie fanatic).
I've had nearly the same capability since the 1990s, when I began a 10-year association with Palm PDAs. But they didn't include a cell phone, and when they finally did it wasn't a very good solution. By then the iPhone was introduced, and after waiting a couple of years to gauge its viability, I made the switch.
And I still use the cellular connection as needed, I just don't use it 24/7. Saves battery life and money.