Posted 2/3/2019 08:32 (#7293646 - in reply to #7293128) Subject: probably not 5G but renamed 4G to 5G
Is the icon show 5Ge? I am not bashing AT&T. 5G is coming. The only thing wrong is that the lower numbers 1, 2, 3G will be going away. 4G or LTE will still be here. So the people that are on these lower tier high speed will need to upgrade. 5G will need a lot more cell towers. Verizon around here have been putting up a lot more towers in the last 15 years. The nice thing is that CDMA (Verizon and Sprint) is going away. Of course I think LTE started that process but the drop back was still CDMA. Gone gone.
AT&T won the cutthroat competition with Verizon to be the first carrier to offer 5G — sort of. Just months after Verizon launched a pre-standards version of fixed 5G, AT&T deployed mobile 5G NR in a handful of areas across the U.S. Who was first with “real” 5G, winning the race? Who cares? With either network, consumers enjoy blazing fast speeds — and lots more. https://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/att-5g-rollout/
That “E” in the “5G” logo is supposed to tip you off that this isn’t real 5G — just some marketing nonsense. But there’s no way of knowing that just from looking at the logo. The “E” is smaller than the rest of the icon. And even if you do learn that “5G E” stands for “5G Evolution,” it isn’t immediately clear what that means. https://boingboing.net/2019/01/08/atts-fake-5ge-network.html