AT&T's fake 5Ge network


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/01/08/atts-fake-5ge-network.html


#2

sooo, the “E” is for ersatz?


#3

E-maginary


#4

Most people won’t get real 5G anyway.


#5

Extreme :exploding_head:


#6

I was wondering why Verizon took out a full paid ad in the WSJ about how their 5G would be real 5G


#7

They should add an XL or LUX before it.


#8

Extra fees.


#9

They (and the other US carriers) did the same thing with 4G, branding faster 3G as 4G.


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#11

Have those designations ever been more than a vague notion and marketing hype?


#12

5Ge is one louder.


#13

Thought ‘e’ stands for ersatz. Opened comments, and discovered I was late…


#14

Clear intent to decieve. Change in font (diiferent angles) for the E and deliberately kerned wrong. Made to appear as a stylised antenna icon, not as part of 5GE. Attourneys general, take note!


#15

Well… “4G”, “5G” etc. were marketing terms in the first place, bracketing all kinds of standards like UMTS, HSPA, E-UTRA and so forth… soooo I guess it’s not really out of a big telco’s “baseline of evil” :poop:


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