AT&T Dragged By Rivals For Lying to Customers Over ‘5G’ Service

Verizon says it won’t lie to customers about whether their phone is connected to a 5G network, as AT&T has essentially started to do. “We won’t take an old phone and just change the software to turn the 4 in the status bar into a 5,” writes Kyle Malady, Verizon’s chief technical officer. The promise comes right as AT&T has started to roll out updates doing exactly that: changing the “LTE” icon in the corner of select phones into an icon reading “5G E.” One might assume that a “5G E” connection is the same thing as a “5G” connection, but it’s not. AT&T is just pretending that the faster portions of its LTE network are 5G and is trying to get a head start on the 5G marketing race by branding it “5G Evolution.” Verizon isn’t entirely... Continue reading…

AT&T Dragged By Rivals For Lying to Customers Over ‘5G’ Service

AT&T's plan to "update" its network for 5G service by changing the logo it displays on your phone hasn't won the company much support from its customers. Now its competitors are joining ...

Tue 8 Jan 19 from Extremetech

Verizon’s 5G promise: It won’t falsely claim 4G phones are really 5G

Verizon asks competitors for accuracy after AT&T "updates" 4G phones to 5G icon.

Tue 8 Jan 19 from Arstechnica

Verizon and T-Mobile call out AT&T over fake 5G labels

AT&T recently started a shady marketing tactic that labeled its 4G network as a 5G network. Now, rivals Verizon and T-Mobile are not having any of it. In an open letter, in which AT&T ...

Tue 8 Jan 19 from TechCrunch

AT&T gets burned by rivals over its fake 5G network

When AT&T starting claiming that its regular old 4G LTE was actually 5G by simply changing the logo, the internet was having none of it. It doesn't seem like it will become ...

Tue 8 Jan 19 from Engadget

AT&T's Android phones now lie about having 5G

Like it or not, AT&T's not-really-5G icon is reaching phones. The carrier has started rolling out the indicator to Android handsets, including Samsung's Galaxy S8 ...

Mon 7 Jan 19 from Engadget

T-Mobile and Verizon roast AT&T over its misleading “5G” network

Nope, your old Android phone isn’t suddenly a 5G phone on AT&T’s network. Yesterday AT&T rolled out a software update to its Android phones that changed the 4G logo to ...

Tue 8 Jan 19 from Fastcompany Tech

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