4G for Business – Do faster speeds mean higher usage?

Absolutely!  With allowances as low as 500 MB, a high-speed 4G for business network connection could easily chew through that package in less than a day with high usage.

Be careful if you go for a tariff this low and definitely keep an eye on your data usage.  Downloading a data counter will help you keep on top of just how much you’ve used up and it could pay serious dividends to be vigilant on that front.  Newer Android phones have a built in data monitor which can warn you when you hit a certain amount of data transferred, and cut your mobile data off when you reach a second, higher limit.

So what is 4G for Business?

4G is the fourth generation of mobile phone technology and follows on from 2G and 3G.

2G technology was suitable for making calls and sending text messages while 3G makes it possible to access the internet more effectively through your mobile phone.

4G services make it much quicker to surf the web on your mobile, tablets and laptops.

Because of this, 4G is ideally suited for services which demand more capacity like video streaming, mapping and social networking sites.

For the typical user, download speeds of initial 4G networks could be around 5-7 times those for existing 3G networks.

This means a music album taking 20 minutes to download on a 3G phone and just over 3 minutes on 4G. This is based on existing 3G speeds being 1Mbit/s on average and 4G speed being 6Mbit/s (average of 5 and 7 times faster).

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