4G is here! LIME offers Saint Lucia its first 4G experience

4G is here! LIME offers Saint Lucia its first 4G experience
LIME ambassador Teddyson John was one of the first to experience 4G in Saint Lucia.
LIME ambassador Teddyson John was one of the first to experience 4G in Saint Lucia.

Mobile data speeds never before experienced in Saint Lucia are about to become available for the first time as LIME prepares to launch its brand-new, superfast 4G network.

Monday, July 1, 2013 will be remembered by many, as the day the mobile industry in Saint Lucia evolved. LIME rolled out the red carpet for customers with the opening of a 4G Experience Centre at its Baywalk Mall retail outlet.

LIME customers are the first to experience the superior technology which is now available in leading industrial nations like the USA, UK, Japan and some European countries. They now have the opportunity to touch, feel, play and interact with the latest devices in a 4G powered environment.

LIME’s 4G – or 4th Generation – network uses HSPA+ technology, that will enable mobile customers to enjoy faster data speeds and quicker access to the Internet, watch videos at blazing speeds, simultaneously browse the web while making a call, send email, download photos, apps and music at lightning speeds, even conduct video conferences on their phones, plus much more. The network has demonstrated trial speeds of up to 10Mbps, speeds not seen on any other network in Saint Lucia.

Since HSPA+ is compatible with the other mobile technologies already in use on the network, LIME mobile customers with 3G and EDGE compatible devices will be able to continue browsing and using data applications seamlessly. Customers with 3G, 3.5G and 4G phones will see an increase in their browsing speeds.

LIME Saint Lucia General Manager, Chris Williams said LIME has been working tirelessly to bring its customers the best speeds: “Our customers told us loud and clear they want a fast and reliable network comparable to First World standards, and we have responded. We have rebuilt our mobile data network and rolled out a brand-new leading-edge 4G network, which we know is going to thrill our data-hungry customers,” said Chris.

He added: “Customers with data-capable phones will notice an improvement with faster speeds up to the optimum level of their devices. They can now realise the full potential of their handsets. There is a huge demand for mobile data and this upgrade will not only help us to improve the customer’s experience, but to also better meet that demand as more customers move to smartphones, tablets and other data-capable devices.”

Chris notes that LIME’s launch of 4G is a major milestone for the company and for Saint Lucia. “This is a huge moment for LIME and for the country on the whole, especially coming on the heels of our introduction of LIME One Rate calling, allowing customers to call to any network in Saint Lucia and 25 Caribbean territories for the same low price of just $0.60 cents per minute. The local telecommunications industry and LIME specifically have advanced by leaps and bounds to take us even closer to global mores.”

The company that brought Saint Lucia the first cable, the first telex, the first phone, the first Internet service, the first mobile, and Flat Rate calling for the first time is making history again; the first to bring the experience of 4G to Saint Lucia – the most advanced network technology in the world. Over the past two years, LIME has been the first mobile provider to offer nationwide 4G voice and data technologies in Cayman, the British Virgin Islands and Barbados.

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  1. Lime I am a big traveler. I am on the highway every day . I Travel from choiseul to dennery twice for a week. I am always in vu fort. Lime URL don't have 4g 3g only edge!!! what's going on.

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  2. But i must say Congratulation St.Lucia Lime! About time you actually gave the people something back but i hope you actually give them a promising service. And LTE isn't expensive upgrade not for a company like your selves 😛 which i might add you get allot of other company helping you out like Rogers and other company. 🙂 have a nice day Canada sign out 🙂

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  3. (IME customers are the first to experience the superior technology which is now available in leading industrial nations like the USA, UK, Japan and some European countries.) That statement can't even come close to what US,UK,CA and not even close to JAPAN! or EUR reason for this we no longer on LTE standard we are actually using LTE-A <-- newer faster network yea LTE is standard mobile service now unless you don't have a LTE phone but everything else will soon be under LTE-A network which is even faster then LTE as is which allows you to download 800 mb in less then 43 seconds...... CA also came out with its own LTE lightning speed network but only for Samsung s3 and s4 phones at the moment.

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  4. For people who are having issue of understand, 4G maximum speed is 10mbps (megabits per second}. But LTE's maximum speed is 300Mbps(Megabite Per Second) Note!! Even if you have 4G or LTE the more users surrounding you with the same services actually SLOW your net down! Almost like a standard modem if multiple computer are plug into the same modem and you try to play games and download music and video, So no matter what you got you still don't get the maximum like they are saying unless you live in a area where you are the only one with 4G phone.

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  5. 4g lte is not really universal so stop asking so much from a company in a third world country...second...4g is 4g...of your phone can't handle it then sorry get an upgrade...I tested the service and is legit...since I have I used this kinda tech out of Lucia...Lucians at least do a lil homework before you confuse others with your ignorance

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  6. Came home earlier this year with my Iphone 5 and it was like using a Nokia from 10 years ago. they had to upgrade because the features that come with the new smart phones are embarrassing Lime and Digicel.

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  7. Lime Saint Lucia, you boasting 21MB thru you cell sites when you actually mean 21Mb. There is a difference in MegeBytes and MegaBits so please advise you customers and Staff accordingly. You claim 2MB for internet when its actually 2MB or 256kb. The 2MB you claim to provide for internet is 2mb or .25MB. Get your facts straight and advice your staff because they know nothing about what they selling

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  8. Hard Luck C & W...lucians are fed up and frustrated with u guys...talk about listening to ur customers...hoggwash...i jus tried ringing ur customer service line...after several attempts....someone with a strange acent from god knows where whom i couldnt understand finally came on...for yrs c & w rip off st.lucians with exhorbitant prices for cheap handsets and other services which shuld have been free quite frankly...whislt we appreciate the upgrade to 4G,the most important upgrade shuld be ur customer service...it sucks

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  9. So why am in Soufriere and am not getting 4g. LIME please explain to me. Is 4G available in Castries only

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  10. real 4G which is LTE is more in the region on 40mbs but those are always theoretical speeds, i've never seen anyone reach them. the 10mbs promised on hspa+ is also theoretical, you won't get that.. i assume 3mbs if the network is good... if, but that's more than sufficient to be honest. but no it's no where compared to LTE trust me i know because i went from 3g to hspa+ to LTE. they call it "4G" because theoretically it can reach 4G like speeds but it never does, hope that clears up the confusion, But great step up either way.

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  11. well guest if it was not considerd 4G then at&t and t-mobile wouldnt be using it as such

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  12. That 4G shate. Lies and smoke screen over the idio eyes. 3G they trying to provide and saying is 4G. Lucians will always say It fast it fast cuz the shate they were getting was slower than now.

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  13. i am waiting for when I can get it in VF...up to kno I cant touch #G but a lot of others been smiling... well I cant smile yet. and till I do I holding LIME at fault. by all means this is a big move. but till islandwide coverage is reached then makes no sense

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