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Sep 20 2012
By: Kennnyk3n Splicer 55 posts
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4g ps vita worth it?

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I'm thinking about getting a vita soon so i was looking around at prices on the web. While searching i found a link to att that said they sell a ps vita with 4g lte for 200. do you think its possible to play online games on the 4g network or do you think its only for updates?

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Re: 4g ps vita worth it?

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Sep 20, 2012

u read something that was made up or just a rumor. 4g vita is not something real.

 

i have not even heard this rumor.

 

the 3g version just came out in canada so i don't think they're about to abandon it for lte.

 

that said i have the 3g version. i paid 300 american for the launch bundle. it's not worth it. i have not even thought about turning in on. any 3g compatible multiplayer stuff is turn based games or playing against a friend's "ghost" / leaderboard scores.

 

wish i held out for a wifi bundle w/ game and memory card, u can find those for under 250 if u wait for a deal to pop up again.

 

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i reread ur post. are u asking about a vita price being subsidized by a contract on ATT? that might be something. but i guarantee u if they said 4g model thats a typo.

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Sep 20, 2012
I don't even know why Sony released a 3g version knowing that 4G is the newest. I've played online via 3G on my PS3, it is decent, but 4G would be.much better.
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3g speeds aside...

 

let's talk about that 2gig cap? for $25 a month? **bleep** man you'll crush that in a couple hours of any serious online gaming. probably about as fast as it would drain the battery. that's about 4 - 5 hours of content streamed from netflix. 1-2 game downloads. 

 

not worth it for now.

 

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Sep 20, 2012

If you really read, there is no such thing as 4G, it's just something to say that it's a little better than 3G which people that have no real knowlege of speeds can deduce that it's faster.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4G#Data_rate_comparison

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Sep 20, 2012
Heres the link to the att page
http://www.att.com/shop/wireless/devices/sony/playstation-vita-black.html I meant to post it said it was 300 earlier. Besides that tho in the specs it says 4g. I just wanted to know someones thoughts on this cuz i haven't seen anything about it elsewhere

@ alien_jew_420 I was just thinking aboit Lite gaming when i dont have access to wifI
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ah 4g lte and hspa+ are not the same thing at all. hspa is also called 3g+ in other markets. someone else just said 3g and 4g are not strictly defined and have been used as confusing marketing for years now. 

 

also that is saying $299 for me, not $200.

 

for lite gaming it's OK, just manage ur expectations is all i'm trying to say.

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Sep 20, 2012
Seems i misread the 4g part and it is showing up 299. I think i might just get the wifi model and tether to my phone. I appreciate the feedback.
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Sep 21, 2012
4G a little better than 3g? Pssh when u had a 3g only phone in was only averaging 3mbps speeds. Now with my lte device I get 15-25mbps
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Sep 21, 2012

Maybe what you saw was 4gb, not 4g. Or what you mean. Either way, if that's the case, the 4gb memory stick is not worth it at all. You will need more space, unless you don't intend to use your Vita for... anything.

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