It's occasionally dropping the LTE signal for any number of reasons.Mine switches back and forth from 4g to LTE a lot of times. My city is covered though, what's going on?
HSPA is not quite 3G, and not quite 4G, so AT&T calls it 4G.
This is an unfortunate consequence of the decision of the ITU to originally exclude early LTE revisions from the 4G definition. When carriers appealed, they also asked the ITU to re-brand 3G HSPA networks as "4G" even though they were just enhanced 3G technologies. Deutsche Telekom in particular was vocal because they knew T-Mobile USA was years behind Verizon and AT&T in rolling out a real 4G LTE network. Unfortunately, the ITU relented and watered down the definition of "4G" so much that it became meaningless.
HSPA is straight up 3G. HSPA+ is really 3.5G. Only on AT&T's network you will see the indicator saying "4G" when on HSPA. No other carrier in the world would give you "4G" but AT&T on iPhones. That's most likely some kind of Apple's concession to AT&T for who knows what reason.HSPA is not quite 3G, and not quite 4G, so AT&T calls it 4G.
Yes, but speed has nothing to do. I get 8-9mpbs on AT&T's HSPA+ too.
Sure but the point is on iPhone only AT&T's network gets the "4G" treatment, globally.Yes, but speed has nothing to do. I get 8-9mpbs on AT&T's HSPA+ too.
Its still 3G or 3G+ just named/baptized 4G by AT&T and Tmobile.
I dont get what you're saying.Sure but the point is on iPhone only AT&T's network gets the "4G" treatment, globally.
It would've been nice if speed was the differentiator...
I am precisely talking about Apple's double standard when it comes to "4G" branding on their own iPhone product, which happens to be the subject of this topic. I'm not sure if I could be ANY clearer.I dont get what you're saying.
Its not just on the iphone, AT&T has been advertising their HSPA+ as 4G for a long time now. So Tmobile does it too and advertises that they have the fastest 4G network or something and its ok?
Isnt it the same thing?
Tmobile doesnt have LTE at all but their HSPA+ is called 4G now.
More confusing for the regural consumer to understand and decipher each carrier marketing plot while they play with names, terms and speeds.