AT&T is lying to customers with 5G marketing

Mobile

After a recent update some AT&T phones now have a 5G E icon. This icon replaces the one indicated the phone is running on a 4G network. But here’s the thing: The phone is still on a 4G network. AT&T has played these games before, too.

This nonsense is a marketing ploy by AT&T. The so-called 5G E (5G Evolution) network is just a beefed-up 4G network and not true 5G, which is still far from being ready for general consumption. AT&T used the same deceptive tactics before launching its LTE network.

Right now only select phones in a few markets will see the change. The wireless carrier intends to roll out this madness to even more phones and even more markets throughout the year.

Disclosure: TechCrunch is a Verizon Media company.

Products You May Like

Articles You May Like

AWS launches Backup, a fully-managed backup service for AWS
Tinder is testing the ability to share Spotify music clips in chat
Facebook launches its first US podcast with a series focused on entrepreneurship
Momo, Vietnam’s top payment app, lands big Series C investment led by Warburg Pincus
Netflix thinks ‘Fortnite’ is a bigger threat than HBO

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *