iPhone 4S w/ 5.1 on AT&T reporting 4G usage

ohsnap

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Aug 5, 2004
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I guess that I've found the first bug. It is by no means a show-stopper, not by any stretch of the imagination, but my cellular is reporting 4G instead of 3G now. Whatever, as long as it works.

Also, as soon as I updated from 4.3.x to 5.0 back in Sept(?), my personal hotspot stopped working and has not worked one second until just a few minutes ago. Joy! :cool:
 

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ap3604

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Wonder if the icon will ever show "3G" if you are in an area without HSPA+ ?
 

Netherscourge

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There was talk last year about making AT&T 4/4S phones show "4G" because their 3G network actually reaches 4G speeds.


Not sure if this is related or not though.
 

scaredpoet

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Apr 6, 2007
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"4G" now on the iPhone 4S

Well, this is interesting. I guess AT&T prevailed in "convincing" Apple to classify HSPA+ as 4G:

 

Darth.Titan

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Oct 31, 2007
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I know AT&T wanted Apple to have iOS do that. I guess Apple gave in.

There's going to be a lot of griping around here about this, but technically HSPA+ is 4G.
 

ewils19

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Oct 15, 2011
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Mine says the same thing.
However I ran a speed test and I only got 2.5 Mbps which is half of what i usually get.
I'm guessing the network is overloaded?
 

Small White Car

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Aug 29, 2006
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Hmm.

While I would have preferred 3G+, I gotta say this is better than nothing. At least I can identify which areas are different. I know I don't have LTE, so no big deal.

This WILL suck for the next iPhone, though. Then we'll have 3 levels of speed on AT&T but only 2 visual indicators. (Unless they put LTE 4G up there, but, ugh.)