Retested. AT&T definitely showing LTE. Here in a low signal area....I'm in Boston, we've got LTE. My iPad said 4G initially, but after a second or two, it says LTE in the status bar. The AT&T iPad does indeed differentiate between HSPA+ and LTE.
Calling HSPA+ "4G."Tricks like what?
So, the standards organization says it's ok to call HSPA+ "4G" and that somehow is a trick by AT&T?Calling HSPA+ "4G."
In the end, I think it's counterproductive. People in Midtown Manhattan sees the 4G indicator, experience the slow download speeds (1Mbps, if that), and wonder what's so great about "4G."
They are starting to advertise "4G LTE" here and how great it is, but to me that makes it even more confusing.
They changed the rules only after petitioning by T-Mobile, which lacked LTE. Anyway, in Europe HSPA+ is called 3G, because that's the underlying technology. Witness the whole debate about the "4G" status in Europe last week. While I think Apple was in the clear, they did modify their websites.So, the standards organization says it's ok to call HSPA+ "4G" and that somehow is a trick by AT&T?
Thanks for the clarification. That makes a difference whther to keep this ATT iPad or not.If you haven't signed up for data via AT&T, most times it will show 4G because LTE is reserved for paying customers.