AT&T wireless CEO on fake 5G complaints: ‘that makes me smile’

First it was T-Mobile’s turn, then it was Verizon’s, and now it’s Sprint’s chance to make fun of AT&T’s decision to mislead its customers and apply a “5G E” label to phones that aren’t actually connected to a 5G network. “AT&T is blatantly misleading consumers,” Sprint CTO John Saw said in a statement sent to Engadget. “5GE is not real 5G.” Sprint said it would market “real 5G that is standards-based” in the coming months. “5GE is not real 5G.” Sprint’s is now the third major carrier on record that has shared criticism for AT&T’s dubious marketing strategy. While it’s no guarantee, it’s a good sign that other carriers won’t try the same misleading antics in the coming months by rebranding their own networks. After all, AT&T isn’t doing... Continue reading…

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Wed 9 Jan 19 from CNET

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Mon 7 Jan 19 from Arstechnica

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