Tuesday Tip: What is 4G LTE (and why you should care)

4G LTE. You’ve seen the billboards and the TV commercials and the ads on the side of the bus. But you might not know exactly what it means—and how it can make a difference in your daily life. If you have a moment, we’ll explain.

For you, personally, 4G LTE means a much faster phone. It means watching movies anytime and video chatting on the go. Fewer frozen videos, failed text messages and garbled calls.

OK, that’s the fun way to describe it. Here’s the geeky version. Technically, 4G LTE means two things:

4G means the fourth generation of technology for cellular networks, after 3G, which is what we used in the old days, back before 2010.

LTE means Long Term Evolution, which is a complicated process for delivering high-speed data to phones and other mobile devices.

Together, they make 4G LTE, which opens the door for you to do what you need to do in a faster, more efficient, more enjoyable way, in your business and personal life.