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Have a question on LTE? Most likely you will find your answer here in the FAQs section, a posting of our most popular questions, answered.
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    Does LTE Support Voice Calls?

    Yes. There are a number of proposals for LTE voice. They include Circuit Switched (CS) Fallback, Single Radio Voice Call Continuity (SRVCC), and the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS). The key stage 2 specs that discuss these topics...
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    How can LTE improve my wireless experience?

    The much higher data rates available to consumers in LTE can bring a change in the way these devices are used today. Imagine the possibility of carrying a high speed 'access-point' like your home cable modem/wireless router...
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    Why should I care about LTE?

    LTE has the potential to completely reshape the wireless mobile landscape. LTE is the enabler for future services that have not been dreamed up yet!
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    How much data rate will I get?

    The maximum bitrates for LTE are going to be in the range of several 100 Mbps, that is a factor of 100 greater than what can be done today with the previous generation of cellular wireless systems. The realistic bit rates will...
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    Will I be able to use my old mobile device when LTE is launched?

    Yes , you most definitely will be able to do that. It is inconceivable that carriers will entirely dismantle 2G/3G networks in the near future. Depending on the subscription plan, the carrier can still offer basic services which...
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    What can I do with an LTE device that I can't do already with my 3G phone?

    In principle everything that a 3G phone can do today can be done with an LTE handset but at a much higher bitrate. One difficulty with existing 3G networks is the limitation in mobile to network data rates (the uplink). Uplink...
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    Can I use an LTE device with my hearing aid?

    Handheld devices will be tested and rated for compatibility with hearing aids and other medical electronics.