iPhone XS ATT 5Ge

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  1. unibility macrumors 6502a

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    I notice the 5Ge symbol appearing on my iPhone earlier in the afternoon. Am I missing something? I didn’t know that the latest iPhone has the ability to use this technology. Anyone else getting this too? I know that the Samsung Galaxy S9+ has it appearing on my fiancé phone too.
     
  2. AppleHaterLover macrumors 68000

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    Please see the thread in the news section.

    AT&T is fooling their customer base by saying that their good ol’ LTE is “5GE”.

    Nothing has changed, they’ve just slapped a brand new label on LTE.

    So you’re not missing anything. AT&T is straight up lying to you while you pay through the nose for their service each month. Business as usual
     
  3. now i see it macrumors 68040

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    now that I can see the 5GE icon on my phone, I can definitely tell it's much much faster....
     
  4. VanNess macrumors 6502a

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    Exhibit A as to the real reason ATT forces the fake 5G branding. Customers are duped into thinking they are getting something that they are not getting.
     
  5. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    https://www.macrumors.com/guide/5ge/
     
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    I just noticed on my iphone XS this morning with WiFi turned off, it showed in place of the wifi fan, 5Ge. I'm in Lynnwood WA.

    My wife's iphone 8 does NOT show the 5Ge "logo". I DID upgrade my iPhone XS to version 12.2 last night that also enabled Apple News+. My initial impressiong of New+ is that it's a fire hose of news, books, and magazines. Not bad, but I prefer paper.
     
  7. synonys macrumors member

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    Welcome to the Future.
    This is similar to the time T-Mobile called HSPA “4G”.
     
  8. tim.engen macrumors newbie

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    Att started that one they called HSPA+ 4G also.
     
  9. dwfaust macrumors 601

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    I started seeing it in Phoenix last week or so. #meh
     
  10. synonys macrumors member

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    Why do you think ATT started it? Because T-Mobile has the people’s champion repetition now?
     
  11. dwfaust macrumors 601

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    Mind games. Get’ 5G’ in the minds of the public to make it appear faster or more evolved than the other carriers ... with very little to no actual changes required.
     
  12. synonys macrumors member

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  13. now i see it macrumors 68040

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    Actually Apple updated iOS to show the icon. It won't show on earlier versions. So Apple is as much to blame as AT&T
     
  14. preston66002425 macrumors newbie

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    Just a fake icon that got Att sued by other carriers
     
  15. dwfaust macrumors 601

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  16. Minorite macrumors 6502

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    Advanced LTE that is called 5Ge for some reason, move along...
     
  17. slippery-pete macrumors 65832

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    My cousin Sal is contemplating a class action lawsuit
     
  18. Superrjamz54 macrumors 6502

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    Advanced LtE that’s slower then everybody else’s 4g
     
  19. dwfaust macrumors 601

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    If Sal is an attorney, he'll make a little cash. If Sal is a consumer, he might get a couple of dollars. This whole "class-action lawsuit" serves no one but the law firms, and is no more noble than making up faster-sounding cellular data names.
     
  20. synonys macrumors member

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  21. synonys macrumors member

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    1. April 3rd is more recent than March 22nd

    2. Ookla has a larger and more diverse data set than Opensignal.
     
  22. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    1. Not sure that a difference of just over a week is really meaningful one way or another.

    2. From the very BGR article:

    "As we’ve said in the past when looking at crowd-sourced testing, unlike “road tests” of networks which involves taking identical smartphones running on different networks to different locations all over the country and running tests, the crowdsourced reports aren’t controlled. Thus, differences in methodology between the networks could introduce bias into the data."
     
  23. bushman4 macrumors 68020

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    At this point in time. 5Ge is the same as LTE

    AT&T Claims their transmission is in a 5G testing phase. This is what I was told.
    It appears that the only thing that’s being tested is the 5Ge logo. Speed is the same
     
  24. coldwaves macrumors regular

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    It is a marketing thing from AT&T. Their advertisement seems to be everywhere now where they say "5G evolution, the first step towards 5G". I remember reading on MacRumors that it is really just a form of 4G LTE. In actual speed test, the 5GE speed is no faster than the LTE speed you get from Verizon or T-mobile.
     

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