Friend's 4S shows a 4G symbol.

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  1. Dumbledorelives macrumors 6502

    Dumbledorelives

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    I was looking at my friend's phone today and I noticed the weirdest thing. He had a 4G symbol instead of a 3G one. Can anyone explain this? ImageUploadedByTapatalk1335382545.006198.jpg
     
  2. Spink10 Suspended

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    Yes he is on iOS 5.1 - he DOES NOT receive faster speeds.
     
  3. lifeguard macrumors 6502

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    fixed that for you
     
  4. Moyank24 macrumors 601

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  5. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Lucky dude, I heard there were certain users who received a 4G upgrade with 5.1. It was based on when your iPhone was produced I think.
     
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    No. Not at all. Every iPhone 4S is the same.

    AT&T and T-Mobile call their HSPA+ network "4G" but in reality it's just a faster 3G system. AT&T and T-Mobile did this because Sprint and Verizon already had actual legit 4G (WiMax and LTE Respectively). There is no 4G iPhone or any iPhone that supports 4G.
     
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    The 5mbps I get on my 3G iPhone 4 is consistently better performance than I see on Sprint WiiMax phones.

    I'll take 3G/HSPA (and definitely 4G/HSPA+) over 4G/WiMax any day.

    What value is there in a 'name' or a 'technology'... if it doesn't perform?
    And vise versa. What does the name/technology matter if the performance is there.

    iPhone 4S users on ATT 4G/HSPA+ network scoring 8-9mbps, on a mobile. That rocks most people's broadband. :rolleyes: at what the actual tech is.
     
  9. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    That's what they want you to think.
     
  10. Kyotoma macrumors 68000

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    You obviously don't understand sarcasm.

    Anyway, you're wrong. LTE and WiMax are not 4G. WiMax 2.0 and LTE-Advanced are. All of the mobile phone companies that advertise 4G actually don't have it yet.
     

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