Being glad its not LTE is rather strange. Buying a LTE smartphone does not mean you must have an LTE data plan, you can still use it on HSPA+
The LTE version is thicker, will be more expensive, and likely uses up more battery life.
Where I live there's no LTE coverage, so why should I pay extra for something I'm not using, nor plan on using.
$50 a month for 10GB data on SPECIAL is a rip off.
HSPA+ is fast enough to browse the web on my phone.
I'm disappointed that once again, Rogers is getting the good phones LAST.
How does Bell always manage to get the good phones FIRST?
They're getting the Nexus in early December, while we won't get it 'till end of January most likely.
Bell is getting the new phones fast because they are paying top dollar for them. Rogers on the other hand does not want to spend top dollar so they fight until they get the price they like. Bell hands down spends more money on getting people they phonea they want.
I see, come renewal time, it's going to be hard for me to stick with Rogers again.
It's ridiculous the way they treat their customers, reading the Galaxy SII thread is quite depressing.
We always get the good phones LAST, and by the time they finally come out, there are other better options available.
Well Mathieu seeing as You are forced to get a data plan when you are doing a 1-2 or 3 year contract with your carrier that is forcing you to get data to get the phone at a sub price.
The freedom of choosing your contract and data plan comes with a price: paying the phone full price.
Its depends on who you talk to. Some reps don't know what they are talking about.
I heard a rep say that a LTE phone wouldn't work without an LTE Sim.. You can..
I heard a rep say that a LTE phone wouldn't work without an LTE Plan... You can..
I had rep tell my gf she can't get a LTE phone without an LTE Data Plan, she did..
If the rep is not giving you want you call back again instead of wasting your time.
Majority are just not well informed, some are just difficult but a good number are quite helpful.
As far as the Galaxy Nexus, HSPA is a better option right now. The HTC Raider on GSM is an amazing phone, put that on LTE and watch your battery go away at the same blistering speed as is the LTE network.
I personally do not regret getting the raider; I find it already quite large. This phone being even larger makes me wonder why they dont just enable calling on tablets. I guess the sales of the phones would go down for tablet owners.
galaxy nexus coming for verizon is LTE, with a 2 year contract its 299.99$, and i am using the same data plan i had with my galaxy s vibrant on my s2 lte , it runs on lte instead of 4g, i didnt need to get a different plan, but i did change my sim card to lte simcard. its funny because none of my services were changed when i upgraded phone other then adding 3 year contract on the current plan. and my 6 gig data plan remained same. i also talked to one of my friends who works for rogers tech support and he advised if your phone is capable of running lte and you have a lte simcard you should get lte service if the area provided LTE