iPhone 4, 4s owners think they can get 4G by downloading a software

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  1. syndicate0017

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    Not really. Once Verizon started calling their LTE 4G, T Mobile was adamant that HSPA+ is 4G and have been advertising "4G" phones the same way. Unless some official ruling is had that says HSPA+ does not qualify as 4G, they're in the clear.

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    Good point, I had not thought of it that way
     
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    Yeah AT&T is really just playing catch up to the way T-Mobile has been marketing it.

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    Verizon's iPhone doesn't have 4g does it? And Verizon has LTE and 4g for a while now.

    So what makes the att users think they're special. Lol
     
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    I was talking to an isheep that tried to tell me "Just wait till I get my new 4s, ill have a better phone than all of you." "No you won't even be close" "Ill have 4g that's better than yours" "Are you kidding me?"
    I had to look it up at 4g speeds on my rezound to shut him up, then show him on my hd screen that he doesn't have.

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    why mods allow stupid threads like this to exist is beyond me
     
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    well at&t's 4S users get by far the fastest speeds, despite the fact it's not LTE
     
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    If you go to the Apple website there is not a single mention of it being 4g, in fact it is clearly 3g, so is this an Apple problem or AT&T problem??? But hey let's just create one more thread where we can puff out our chests and poke fun at the imbecile Apple consumers.

    http://www.apple.com/iphone/specs.html
     
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    It's an AT&T thing... well maybe a little of both. AT&T's been calling it 4G on other phones like the Atrix, so either Apple said, "hey we need a piece of that", or AT&T said "hey we need to keep our '4G' label consistent across all devices, including the iPhone".

    But most likely Apple said, "hey if we call it 4G, all of our mindless followers will think, 'hey our iPhone is now 4G, we rule all of you, our iPhone is the fastest iPhone ever anywhere... owned.'"

    wait... :unsure:
     
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    It has nothing to do with Apple trying to manipulate their users imo. This is AT&T trying to buy time on their 4G expansion. They are short on spectrum (even more so after the failed merger with T Mobile). Also, HSPA+ is wayyyy faster than the 3G on Verizon.

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    I'm glad that vzw doesn't put 4G at the end of their phone names.
     
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    By the way, I got this 4G story from my friends Facebook post, so I replied with this


     
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