Why am I seeing this on my phone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by SRLMJ23, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. SRLMJ23 macrumors 65816

    SRLMJ23

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    I've restarted and everything yet the 4G still stays up there. I don't get it. I did update to the 5.1 firmware when it came out.

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  2. cyks macrumors 68020

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    Sounds like you're on AT&T, in a hspa+ area... something AT&T considers 4G.

    What's the problem?
     
  3. SRLMJ23 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    So would it show up 4G? I thought it would show up HSDPA+ or something. I don't know it was just weird, just wanted to make sure there wasn't any odd bug going around with 5.1.
     
  4. cyks macrumors 68020

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    Nope, all is well with your phone.

    AT&T views any phone capable of certain speeds to be considered 4G, not just LTE. HSPA+ meets that criteria.
     
  5. DanBurns91 macrumors regular

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    As far as i know, its dual carrier HSPA+ not just HSPA+
     
  6. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    Relax. All is good.
     
  7. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    Cult of Mac posted an article with an explanation a few days ago.

    Seems like everyone is experiencing it.
     
  8. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    http://www.apple.com/feedback/iphone.html

    File a bug report with Apple. I already have.
     
  9. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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    Wow 3 days later and people are still amazed they are seeing the 4G there.
     
  10. Leonard1818 macrumors 68020

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    wow... you people really don't read much do you. While I was waiting for the download of 5.1 I pressed "More info" on the download page... sure enough, one of the bullet points was that it added the 4G indicator to ATT phones... scaredpoet, do so research before you file a bug next time...
     
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  12. Smug Boy macrumors member

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    It could be worse. You could be on Sprint and be dealing with the dismal data speeds that I have come to accept since I got my first smartphone from them in 2005.
     
  13. HeyGreggie macrumors 65816

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    I marvel at the way people complain about stuff like this, too. But then if it didnt.. there would be "well why doesnt MY phone have the 4g symbol like so and so?" smh
     
  14. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    My guess is he disagrees with it being 4G in the first place, hence the bug report...
     
  15. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    It's incorrectly reporting a function that it can't do (get 4G). There's no actual increase or speed or change in air interface to support the change in display.

    Intentional or not, it's a bug that should be corrected. By indicating "H+" for instance.

    Put another way: I don't' see why ANYONE who says this is fine should be pining for LTE on the next iPhone. Why bother? You've already got 4G, right now. Your iPhone says so!
     
  16. Irock619 macrumors 68000

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9B179 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Why do people care so much about the 4G symbol? Does it make your phone slower? Does it affect the overall functionality of the phone? My guess is no, so let's leave it be and enjoy the greatest smart phone on earth :)
     
  17. cyks macrumors 68020

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    If you're looking to get technical, LTE doesn't meet the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) standard for 4G either.

    All carriers are using the term incorectly and simply as marketing lingo for 'faster than 3G'... with that in mind, HSPA+ would fit the requirements.
     

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