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Of late, there has been an increase in the use of 4G network in India. There are numerous reports that are also supporting this fact.
In the recent times, you can notice service providers offering 4G tariffs at the price of 3G. This is one reason that has triggered the usage of 4G. Another one that has contributed to the growth of 4G network is the availability of cheap 4G enabled smartphones.
Though there are many 4G smartphones in the market, many smartphone users are confused if they can use the 4G SIM that they have on a 2G or 3G smartphone. Here, we have come up with a solution to this confusion and we also offer more clarity on the same. Take a look!
Any SIM will work in any device
First, you need to understand that any SIM be it 2G, 3G or 4G will work in any device. You can use a 4G SIM card in a 3G or 2G phone or a 2G or 3G SIM card in a 4G phone. Anything is possible.
Data speeds will vary based on device
The data speed that you enjoy will vary based on the SIM card and device you are using. Until you use a 4G SIM in a 4G enabled device, you will not be able to enjoy high speed data that the 4G network renders.
4G SIM can receive all signals
4G SIM cards have the ability to receive all signals such as 2G, 3G and 4G. Undoubtedly, when you use a 4G SIM card in a 2G or 3G phone, you will be able to get 2G or 3G speed. In fact, you would have witnessed this while using a 4G smartphone too as the signal speed with drop to 3G or 2G if 4G is not available.
No issues with making calls
There should be no issues wit making calls using a 4G SIM on a 2G or 3G supporting device. As the SIM card will work well on the device, the ability to make voice calls will not have any impact.
Use a 4G phone to enjoy 4G speed
If you want to enjoy 4G speed, you definitely need to upgrade your device to one that supports 4G network. Also, your area should have 4G network coverage. Keep this in mind if you are planning to use a 4G SIM on your non-4G enabled smartphone.