What is 4G LTE from NorthwestCell?

4G LTE is a high-speed wireless data technology that offers speeds of 5-12 Mbps download and 2-5 Mbps upload (up to 10 times faster that 3G data speeds). However, like any wireless data, speed is impacted by geography, distance from a cell site and traffic on the network.

4G LTE mobile broadband devices and smartphones will be backwards compatible. These devices will connect on our 2G (1XRTT), 3G (EVDO) networks when it does not register with a 4G LTE network. Some devices may have a toggle option to preserve battery life instead of actively searching for 4G LTE. LTE is a trademark of ETSI.

4G LTE FAQ

Will you offer any 4G LTE Broadband service for my computer?

NorthwestCell offers a 4G LTE MiFi mobile broadband hotspot for use with computers, tablets and other Wi-Fi enabled devices.

Does NorthwestCell offer a 4G LTE basic phone?

4G LTE service primarily benefits users of data-intensive applications like watching video, downloading photos and music and online gaming. These services are best experienced on a large screen, typical with smartphones. We are not aware of any manufacturer producing a basic phone to benefit from 4G LTE technology.

Do you have 4G LTE anywhere outside Missouri?

NorthwestCell customers have access to a national 4G LTE network in over 230 cities across the country.

Is 3G going away? 2G?

No, our 3G (EVDO) and 2G (1xRTT) networks will continue to support our data and voice services for many years. All of our 4G mobile broadband and smartphones will have the capability to work on 4G LTE, 3G LTE, 3G and 2G networks.

What will happen if I have a 4G LTE phone and am not on the 4G LTE network?

4G LTE mobile broadband devices and smartphones will be backwards compatible. These devices will connect on our 2G (1XRTT), 3G (EVDO) networks when it does not register with a 4G LTE network. Some devices may have a toggle option to preserve battery life instead of actively searching for 4G LTE.

Will 4G LTE service cost me more?

Customers pay based on the amount of data they use. All data plans currently offered can be used on the 2G, 3G or 4G LTE networks.

What is 4G LTE and how does it compare to 3G?

4G LTE is a high-speed wireless data technology that offers speeds of 5-12 Mbps download and 2-5 Mbps upload (up to 10 times faster than 3G data speeds). However, like any wireless data, speed is impacted by geography, distance from a cell site and traffic on the network.