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What’s the difference between 4G LTE and 5G?
5G is the fifth generation of wireless network technology, aiming to handle today’s rising data needs while advancing mobile technology beyond LTE’s capabilities. Large volumes of data can be transported considerably more effectively with 5G than with 4G LTE, resulting in quicker speeds, reduced latency, and the capacity to accommodate a greater number of connections without buffering. These advancements will, over time, unlock incredible inventions and revolutionize the way we live, work, and play.
How does SpeedTalk Mobile’s 4G LTE coverage compare to the competition?
See how our 4G LTE / 5G coverage compares to other companies on our 4G LTE coverage comparison map.
Can I cancel anytime?
Yes, you can. We are a combination of subscription and pre-paid plans.
Is this service a money back guaranteed?
We are a 100% money back guaranteed service. However, if you have consumed more than 30 minutes, 30 texts, or 30mbs of data within 14 days of the plan cycle, your purchase will be considered buyer’s remorse and you will no longer qualify for a refund.
What is 5G and what will it do for me?
SpeedTalk Mobile serves as the cornerstone for our countrywide 5G network, bringing 5G coverage to major cities, small communities, and unexpected locations in between. Our 5G can give average download rates that are twice as fast as our LTE.
Are there different types of sim cards?
There are 3 three basic sizes of SIM card: the standard, the micro, nano.
Of th3 3 three, the Standard is the original SIM and the largest. Today, these are mainly used on older phones.
The Micro SIM card is essentially a standard SIM card with the extra plastic around the circuit board trimmed off.
A trimmed version of the Micro, the Nano is the smallest and used on today’s iPhones. Although minuscule compared to prior versions, the Nano still holds the same amount of data as earlier SIM cards.
When skimming the evolution of the SIM card, you likely noticed that they’ve become much smaller. But prior to the launch of the iPhone 4 in 2010, we really only had one SIM card size. Introduced in ‘96, it was the standard used in every phone and it made the GSM folks happy. Essentially, it was your entire phone on a card. It made things simple. If you wanted a new phone, all you’d need to do was take that SIM out, pop it into any phone and suddenly your phone number would be transferred to the new device. For over a decade, this was the standard, which made switching phones a breeze. Now? Not so much.
Enter Apple. Wanting to save precious room for its newest generation of smartphones, Apple switched from using the standard Mini-SIM to the Micro-SIM once the iPhone 4 hit shelves.
Surprisingly, the Micro-SIM wasn’t some new flashy SIM developed for the latest iPhone. Believe it or not, it was first introduced in 2003.
Back then, its purpose was clear: if a device was too small to fit a mini-SIM, you’d have to use the micro-SIM. In addition, the micro-SIM was designed for backward compatibility, meaning it can work with input generated by an older version of the SIM (such as the Mini-SIM).
In addition, despite its smaller size, the micro’s performance wasn’t impacted at all, as chip’s contact area remained the same. It turned out to be scaled down – the card only needed its excess plastic to be cut from it.
When Apple released the iPhone 4 with the micro-SIM, it became the standard for most smartphones. Samsung, Nokia, and HTC are just a few of the manufacturers that adopted the new Micro-SIM. During this time, several upgrading to the iPhone 4 opted to use an adapter to get their SIM cards cut down to Micro’s, as well.
If you thought Apple was done using smaller SIM cards, think again. Perhaps Apple was peeved they had to use a SIM card from 2003 on the shiny new iPhone 4. Maybe they just wanted to stay ahead of the curve and throw competitors off their trail.
In any case, the launch of the iPhone 5 prompted the public to realize there was a new SIM in town: the Nano-SIM. This choice to go small made life pretty difficult for users. Anyone upgrading to an iPhone 5 or switching from Android now had to get a new SIM card or an adapter.
Fortunately, most smartphones released since 2014 (both iOS and Android) now support Nano SIM card technology as the standard. Still, it’s sad to see a card that small take over, as it was always much easier changing phones with the Standard SIM compared to the Nano.
As a product of the 1990’s, it’s amazing to consider the SIM card’s evolution, especially when compared to how fast other technologies of the era morphed and died out as newer solutions were innovated. As a link tying together the subscriber’s phone data with their network, the SIM card’s purpose has always been clear – but it will be interesting to watch what another two decades do for the future of this purpose and the SIM card itself.
How to Replace SIM Cards?
Inserting or removing a SIM card is an easy process once you determine where it is stored on your phone. Depending on the type of phone, it could be placed behind the battery. In that case, you will have to open the back panel. For other phones, the SIM cards can be found on the side of the phone.
Removing the SIM card is simple if you have the right tool. Depending on what kind of phone you have, you can easily pop it out of the slot with a paperclip or the edge of something like a credit card. There are some SIM cards that are in easier spots that can slide out with the tip of your finger.
Is installing the SIM card hard?
If you are not sure how to insert the SIM card, look up your phone manufacturer’s instructions online or watch a video on how to easily replace the card in the right slot.
Do I need to be contract free to use SpeedTalk?
Yes, SpeedTalk will never deny you of service but your carrier has to unlock your phone for you to be able to use any other wireless provider. Please check with your current carrier to make sure you’re out of contract and the phone is in good standing.