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What is LTE?
Cell C understands that our customers require faster, more efficient and higher quality mobile DATA services and are proud to have launched our LTE network to bring super-fast speeds to our customers.
LTE or Long Term Evolution is a high-speed wireless broadband technology evolved from 3G. LTE is sometimes referred to as 4G
What makes LTE better than 3G?
Basically LTE offers customers faster upload and download speeds and well as better response times, 3G on steroids!
What does this mean?
- Upload and download speed is up to 3 times faster
- Downloading large files, such as movies, music, applications and games will be faster
- Uploading attachments to emails will be much quicker
- Latency or delay is reduced by up to 10 times
- Video streaming quality will improve significantly
Overall this means a better, faster, more stable connection for our customers. No more delays!
We will be rolling out coverage to the areas below by the end of December 2012:
- Cape Town
LTE coverage will be updated through 2013, click here for our LTE coverage maps.
How to access LTE?
Generally to access the LTE network, customers need; a device that supports LTE, a LTE enabled SIM card and to be in a LTE coverage area.
For the launch only customers who purchase one of our LTE Launch offers and who use it in a LTE coverage area will be able to access LTE.
We are currently only offering DATA on our LTE network, there is no voice, SMS, or USSD available. These services are available from the LTE SIM but the device being used must be switched from LTE to 3G.
What happens when you move out of a LTE coverage area?
There is a seamless, automatic handover from LTE to 3G or 2G, so you never lose your connection. In actual fact customers will have access to the internet on the Cell C 3.5G, 3G and 2.5G networks.
Cell C is a leading mobile provider in South Africa, which offers a wide range of products and services, including voice, data and messaging services to more than 10 million customers. In 2012, Cell C launched its 99c flat rate for both postpaid and prepaid customers, as well as for International calls to 50 destinations. Cell C's unrivalled 99c per minute rate applies to any network, at any time of the day and is billed per second from the very first second. Cell C's market-leading products and services are supported by its highly advanced network which now covers 97% of the population.