In the far right hand corner of your screen your device will display “3G” or “HSPA” or “HSDPA” or in some instances it may simply show an “H”. The icon displayed varies according to the handset or device make and/or model.
We offer up to nine devices that are perfect for mobile data and are 4G compatible. These include BlackBerry Bold 9900, BlackBerry 9860, the Apple IPhone 4S the Huawei Mi-fi E586.
However, LIME is committed to offering a range of new high performing 4G devices including USB modems, mobile phones, tablets and MiFi devices at launch. As more devices become 4G devices become available LIME will make every effort to ensure that its customers have access to purchase these devices as they become available.
In any case, don’t forget you don’t need to get a device as fast as 21Mbps to enjoy an amazing experience. Already, 3.6 Mbps will give you the feeling of your broadband at home and 7.2 Mbps will give you a faster speed than many people enjoy in their homes today.
The new network uses the latest technology and does not in itself affect battery life .. Battery life in your device will depend mostly on usage and screen size
You should note though that if you are making many calls, using multiple applications that use the device’s CPU heavily (example some screen savers or games,), or using the Internet a lot, battery life may be reduced.
Battery life can be increased by closing or limiting the number of active applications, and by turning off Wifi, and Bluetooth when not in use.
No. You will need to subscribe to one of our mobile data plans. LIME offers a variety of data plans for BlackBerry, smart phone of on-the-go data devices (such as dongles/USB modems).
The move to a modern 2G and new 4G network is a key step in improving the capacity and robustness of our data network. This paves the way for continuous improvements in service quality. The new network is designed to support expected growth in the foreseeable future.
There will be different types of data plans to cater to varying lifestyles of our customers. In some scenarios it may be necessary to throttle (reduce) speeds to ensure that as many customers as possible have a positive user experience on the network. As such some of LIME’s data plans may feature a Fair Usage Policy. Where applicable, these feature usage policies will be documented and explained to our customers.
4G refers to the 4th Generation of mobile technology. First generation (1G) was the analogue standard deployed by mobile networks launched in the early 1980's - Nordic Mobile Telephone (NMT) in Europe and Advanced Mobile Phone System (AMPS) in the US.
Second generation (2G) was the digital standard utilised by mobile networks launched in the early 1990's (GSM around the world, TDMA/CDMA in the US).
Third generation (3G) was launched in the early 2000's with WCDMA and EVDO as the main standards.
4G is the fourth generation, and was first deployed in networks around 2008-2009.. 4G today mainly refers to Long Term Evolution (LTE), Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMax) or (High Speed Packet Access (HSPA+)
4G networks give you higher data speeds even compared to 3G. Not only will you experience greater coverage on 4G but you will also get faster Internet connection, an improved browsing experience, shorter download times and faster access to applications. Simply put 4G enhances the mobile lifestyle and experience.
Yes. If roaming within the Caribbean in any of the FLOW countries where 4G LTE has been enabled, or if your are visiting any of the international countries where FLOW has a roaming agreement and where that network operator who has LTE enabled. As always you should check that your mobile device supports the mobile frequencies which are used by the mobile operator in the country where you are roaming.
In simple terms what this means is that with a compatible smart phone or USB Modem (PC/dongle), you could potentially download a high definition video within in a matter of seconds - twice the speed at which you download it now on a 2G or 3G network.
Though the sector has the capability of delivering a maximum download speed of 21 megabytes per second customers will not realize that optimum speed because there will be other users sharing the sector and everyone is accessing different types and size of data at varying times. As such the speed on the sector is shared among those users.
For example if there is a significant number of users accessing data within a specific location you may not experience a download speed of 21 Mbps, but your user experience is still going to be superior to what you would have on EDGE or 2G.
With a network dimensioned for 21 Mbps, typical user speeds will be between 4-15 Mbps at peak periods. Of course, the speed achieved will depend on traffic load, coverage and even more importantly, the mobile device used. Currently there are only a few devices capable of such speeds but LIME will carry 4G devices in its handset range as these devices become available. Like many international carriers, LIME presently stocks an array of smart phones and data capable devices which are capable of download speeds of up to 3.6 or 7.2. These devices will perform exceptionally well on the new 4G network.