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squircle

join:2009-06-23
Oakville, ON
reply to Rob

Re: [iPhone] Post your iPhone 5 speed tests

said by Rob:

OK, Thanks. The other reason why I asked, is that the AT&T stores down here have big banners that say "4G LTE", as almost to say that 4G is LTE.

Well LTE Advanced is a 4G technology, but 4G is not just LTE Advanced (there's 802.16m and 802.16e). LTE itself is not a 4G technology, but most providers use LTE to mean LTE Advanced.

HSPA+ is technically 3G, and my 3GS with Bell still shows "3G" (even though Bell now markets HSPA+ as 4G to fall in line with AT&T (who screwed over the marketing for everybody)).


Metatron2008
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join:2008-09-02
united state
Actually it was tmobile that screwed over the marketing. When wimax first came out it and lte were known as 4g. Then tmobile starts calling their hsdpa 4g, and next thing ya know, everybody has 4g.


squircle

join:2009-06-23
Oakville, ON
Well then, I stand corrected. Regardless of who started it in the 'States, the Canadian carriers caught on eventually.