4G in commercial?

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  1. cclloyd macrumors 68000

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    Is the iPhone in this commercial, really 4G, or AT&T just made it look like that to get the point across?

    You can see it by pausing when she first checks her phone.
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    AT&T calls HSPA+ 4G when it really isn't. Just like Verizon calls LTE 4G when it's only 3.75G.
     
  3. cclloyd thread starter macrumors 68000

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  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    Sprint is 3G. All carriers worldwide are 3G or 3.75G. LTEA, which is real 4G, is a few years away from being rolled out to consumers' devices.
     
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    Hey.....Sprint had WiMAX 4G......yeah, I didn't take it seriously, either!
     
  6. Intell macrumors P6

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    I always forget about WiMAX. It does qualify to for the title of 4G. Sadly, not to many devices use it anymore.
     
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    Had it on my Evo, total battery killer, so I rarely ever bothered to use it.
     
  8. cclloyd thread starter macrumors 68000

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    What is it basically that 4G adoption depends on
    1. How fast they can adapt the towers to use it
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    2. How fast they can make batteries that can last the same time with it enabled?
     
  9. DroidRules macrumors 65816

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    Didn't the powers that be say HSPA+ was considered 4G? If they did then ATT is telling the "truth". I don't see them actually calling it 4G in any way unless they had the legal right to do so.

    That being said if they're playing by the rules what's the problem?
     
  10. Intell macrumors P6

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    HSPA+ can obtain 100+Mbsp speeds, but currently is around 48Mbsp. Because of this it currently does not qualify for the 4G designation.
     

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