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Published on March 14, 2012 By Draginol In Mobile Tech

imageAs some of you know, the latest iPhone update caves into AT&T’s request to have their HSPA+ connections labeled at 4G.

AT&T: I’ve used 4G. I’ve spent lots of time with it. You sir, are not 4G. 

When I use my iPhone for data and I’m using AT&T’s “4G” network, it is note terrible. It’s definitely a fast 3G. I get typically 3 to 5 Mb/sec.

However, when I use my LTE hotspot with it, I get 15 to 20 MB/sec. THAT, to me, is 4G. It is a huge experience difference too.

on Mar 14, 2012

Apple is evil. this is nothing new.


AT&T is preety evil too. also nothing new.


on Mar 14, 2012

AT&T has already admitted to throttling IPhone users so this is not any thing new. LOL

on Mar 14, 2012

I work in this industry so don't get me started.  None of the carriers provide true 4G.  4G is defined as 100MB/sec.  Verizon's LTE is the closest thing, but even they are not quite there yet. 

Verizon and Sprint were the first to fib about it so T-Mobile decided they should too.  Not to be outdone, the AT&T marketing machine decided that they must tell everyone they have 4G even though they don't.

on Mar 14, 2012

In a year or two, someone will get around to updating that text string to 5g so everyone can "have that" too.


on Mar 14, 2012


'4 G' ... an interesting marketing concept.

I wonder what they will call it once they actually reach 4 G ... 6 G? 4 G extreme!!!?

on Mar 14, 2012

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