AT&T TO DELIBERATELY HOAX ITS OWN CUSTOMERS BY FALSELY LABELING 4G PHONES WITH "5G" ICON | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

AT&T TO DELIBERATELY HOAX ITS OWN CUSTOMERS BY FALSELY LABELING 4G PHONES WITH "5G" ICON

AT&T wants to win over new and existing customers by advertising its 4G phones with a 5G icon. In 2019, AT&T plans to deceive customers by displaying a 5G logo in the corner of their Smartphone. None of the phones will be connected to a 5G network; AT&T will pretend that their most advanced 4G LTE tech is using the new 5G network.

AT&T is incorporating new speed boosting technologies into their phones, but these upgrades do not qualify as 5G technologies. The new 5G E icon is practically a hoax. AT&T justifies the marketing ploy by including a small “E” after the 5G.

According to Fierce Wireless, “potentially millions” of people could see the new icon at the top of their smart phone screen by Spring 2019. By the end of 2018, the “latest Android devices” will have access to AT&T’s 5G Evolution network, available in over 400 markets.

This isn’t the first time that AT&T deceived the public with faulty advertisement. The company showed a 4G logo on Apple phones long before 4G was officially rolled out. The phones used 3G technologies that incorporated speed boosting HSPA+, but they were deceptively marketed as 4G.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF you are at the end of a cell phone contract, and are negotiating for a new one, please check and see what other companies might be doing this kind of underhanded crud; knowledge is power here.

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