United States telecom giant AT&T criticized for misleading consumers over 5G service

United States telecom giant AT&T criticized for misleading consumers over 5G service

Those additions, which pushed the total customer count to nearly 80 million, helped T-Mobile produce its best quarterly results ever, the company announced Wednesday afternoon.

AT&T's 5G E stands for 5G Evolution, but it's just 4G LTE.

But industry experts warned that this is simply the company's marketing strategy and is different from the standards-based 5G network that US mobile carriers are building.

AT&T's only real 5G offering is a Netgear mobile hotspot that costs $499. Instead, you will still be using 4G LTE service, but with a mix of technologies (4×4 MIMO antennas, 256 QAM and carrier aggregation) that could potentially provide faster speeds.

The product in question is the carrier's 5G home internet service, which isn't based on the 5G NR or New Radio global standard.

Verizon has called on the mobile industry to not use the term 5G for services until they use actual 5G hardware and radio standards.

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But other carriers have all been working on upgrading their networks with the same technology, so nothing AT&T is doing is particularly unusual.

All four major wireless carriers in the USA are gearing up to launch the first nationwide 5G network, but phones capable of connecting to 5G won't be available for another few months. But what Verizon left out of that announcement was the fact that their 5G network was a fixed network.

While T-Mobile has been the most vocal critic of the move, it echoes a similar change made back when 4G was just coming into the public consciousness.

In a brief video posted to the official T-Mobile account on Twitter, we can see someone sticking a little piece of paper that says "9G" to an iPhone screen.

This isn't the first time that T-Mobile has mocked AT&T over its 5G plans.

For the third quarter, T-Mobile exceeded analysts' estimates for net new phone subscribers and profit, driven by its competitive wireless plans and trade-in offers for iPhones aimed at fending off its bigger rivals. It hasn't said anything about launching any 5G pucks, but there are some 5G hotspots announced at CES that would work with T-Mobile and Sprint's 5G networks - which have yet to roll out.

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