​5 Cutting Edge Advantages of LTE 4G Signal Boosters Over 3G

Posted by on September 23, 2017

3G and 4G Signal Booster Differences.

Fuel efficiency is to a motor vehicle as signal strength is to a cell phone.

It is 2017 and there're hushed whispers of 5G technology in some corners of the world. We have epitomized the cell phone as a little notebook that holds an ocean of knowledge. Undoubtedly, the progress of cellular technology is at its peak.

Yet, the access to this ocean is limited by the efficiency of our diving speed, our data strength that is determined by the number of bars in our cell phones at any given point in time. The mobile communication technology is progressing at a lightning speed and yet some of us need to leap through locations in order to haggle with cell phone signals. Factors such as steel and concrete embankments, electronic interference, a limit on concurrency, and a fluctuating signal strength are not helping either, but cell phone signal boosters come as a respite.

One of the many decisions that you will have to make while deciding on a cellular signal booster is choosing between a 3G and a 4G signal booster. Should I save some money and go for the former? Or should I leap through an entire generation of supported cellular technology at a fractional increase in cost?

The five points listed below may ease the decision-making process for you. At least as far as the generation of technology is concerned.

1. Faster Everything.

Often, a mobile carrier will advertise data speeds on the background of a running animal such as a leopard or a horse. There is a reason for using this particular advertising tactic. Both iOS and Android devices of today are equipped with an army of data-hungry apps. The modern-day addiction to Social Media brings along Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and a plethora of similar apps that load images and videos even before you have opened them. It is impossible for businesses and students to go through their day without checking emails. Travelling, again, isn’t restricted to nomads anymore. In order to get anything done, you need to reach your destination so you need a cab booking application and Maps or Google Maps that derives images from satellites to guide you safely to your destination. Even if you have managed to save yourself from streaming services such as Spotify and Netflix, even the most quintessential application such as Google Chrome is no stranger to data speed requirements. So you see, accessing most of these apps is a necessity today, either for business continuity, education, or travelling, and is anything but a luxury. As the mobile phone technology mercilessly evolves in features with expanding internal memories, RAMs, and support for a world of apps, you don't want your mobile experience to be hampered by your data speed.

If you want a clearer picture on the difference that boosting 4G signals can provide, just consider this: A 20 MB game takes 3 minutes to download on a 3G network and just 25 seconds on a 4G network [1]. There's a 20 second buffering time for video streaming and a 10 second buffering time for music streaming on 3G networks, reduced to only a second or two in both the cases on a 4G network [1]. If you're a fan of nothing but the higher definition pictures, it could take you anywhere between one to five minutes to stream an HD video on a 3G network, whereas only 30 seconds on 4G [1]. If you're an Instagram or a Pinterest fan or even if you simply want to share something occasionally on Facebook, it takes you 20-25 seconds to share one picture on a 3G network and just 1-2 seconds to do that on a 4G network [1].

Naturally, 4G signal boosters will bring along maximum numbers of bars on your cell phones, and eventually, an unprecedented and omnipotent access to a world of potent apps at your fingertips.

2. 3G and a little More - Will 3G alone get the job done?

If 3G signals are a burger with a coke, then 4G signals are a burger with extra cheese, coke, french fries and a dessert on the side. While 3G strengthens your voice calls and text messaging experiences, along with establishing the base for ubiquitous internet connections, 4G does all that plus provide you with an access to unlimited internet speed suitable for all types of rigorous internet usages. The baton to improvise mobile internet access has been handed over to 4G. A 3G booster will do a terrific job of amplifying voice and text experience, or even surfing Google once in a while to search an answer to a question. However, if you really want to experience high-speed internet, a 4G signal booster is your answer.

Moreover, a 4G signal booster caters to your 3G as well as 4G needs. When running for a 3G device, the 4G signal booster does an equally good job of boosting the 3G signal but 3G boosters will not work the other way around. Then again, you might be purchasing a signal booster for your home, office, or your vehicle wherein multiple users might be using it. Not only will a 4G booster boost signals on all sorts of devices, it will also be capable of handling concurrent internet access in a better manner. Furthermore, few service providers are now operating on 4G LTE AWS-only platform making 3G signal boosters obsolete. Therefore, you much contact your cell service carrier to make sure they are not one of those 4G-only "AWS" carriers. So you see, with just a fraction of the cost, you will be experiencing a massive upgrade with 4G boosters.

3. Reduced Network Glitches.

Perhaps a mobile user's most terrifying experience is not being able to send a reply or place a call at the right moment. The sheer horror that you face while running from nook to cranny in search of signal strength, even as your friend or business associate awaits your reply eagerly, sends a chill down your spine. And why shouldn't it? If a cell phone doesn't get through when it needs to, it betrays the very purpose of a mobile communication device.

As helpless as mobile devices and their users are in case of a poor signal strength, 4G boosters have been revamped to run even the heaviest of applications seamlessly. 4G signal boosters especially come as a boon in the case of data backups where both continuity and high-speed data access are mandatory for the process to complete without any network glitches or app crashes.

4. Increase Your Savings: Time, Data, and Mobile Battery.

Everyone loves savings and 4G signal boosters save you a lot of time, data, and mobile battery in exchange for a one-time investment in their additional cost compared to a 3G booster.

The direct inference between these three factors is unmistakable. A slow internet connection causes an app or a page to take a longer time to load. Hence, a slower data connection implies an increase load time, which sucks in more data. Feeding on data redundantly to get the page or app to load drains your device of its battery.

Moreover, modern day web pages are designed keeping in mind the best user experience. These pages, almost always, cough their way across a 3G connection. The frustration of a slow internet access is only aggravated by a constantly draining battery due to the slow response time from the page and the experience of browsing slow internet despite having invested in a cellular booster.

Think of it. Even if you're looking to browse the internet no more than a few times a week, don't you want to get done with the occasional browsing as soon as possible, without them taking up an hour or two of your day? If you don't mind the wait, and can find something else to do while each page loads, bravo! No worries, 3G signal booster will definitely suffice.

5. The Future Belongs to 4G.

With such an unprecedented growth in a matter of half a decade, we know, for a fact, that 4G technology is here to stay for a long time. As of 2017, there are 1.2 billion 4G device users across the world. With support from 4G cellular carriers, this growth is only compounding [3]. A whopping 25 billion people or 64% of the world will be running on 4G signals by the end of 2020 [3]. This will be further fuelled by an increasing number of LTE networks and cellular towers, and a support for 4G technology on all new phones and devices that are released in the market henceforth. Hence, you may be using a 3G mobile phone now but your next device is going to be 4G supported and you don’t want to invest in a new signal booster then to rake in the benefits of a 4G connection. With a 4G booster, you will be future proofing yourself once and for all. And you will ensure that when you do migrate from your 3G to a 4G device, your transition is as smooth as possible and you are ready to embrace 4G.

Conclusion.

4G technology has enabled the internet savvy generation of today to see the world through the eyes of lightning-fast data speeds and ubiquitous internet, while enabling the mobile phone users of yesteryears to have their brush with the best mobile communication experiences the world has ever seen.

The transition from 3G to 4G is happening at a much faster pace than can be speculated. Manufacturers all over the world are innovating 4G devices every second even as technological giants research the future of cellular networking. As the demand for 4G devices increases, prices of its supporting devices and accessories are likely to go up. There was never a better time but now, to invest in a 4G signal booster that will boost text, voice calls, and internet speeds for you in the best possible manner and prevent you from inhibiting your internet experiences for any reason, whatsoever.

References.

[1]https://visual.ly/community/infographic/technology/3g-vs-4g

[2]https://www.gsmaintelligence.com/images/analysis/entries/2014-02-24-infographic-lte.png

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