Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint rip AT&T for fake 5G

The new network speed, which all mobile carriers are racing to achieve, doesn’t yet exist, but AT&T has put the logo on its phones anyway. Now its competitors are calling its bluff.

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We had thought the days of slamming a phone were over.

Instead of joining AT&T in mislabeling their network speeds, rival mobile carriers are calling out the company for potentially misleading consumers. AT&T recently added a 5G icon to its mobile phones, a symbol that would indicate a new 5G network.

Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint say 5G doesn’t yet exist—for anyone.

AT&T has admitted the new logo is simply aspirational. The “5G E” is actually a 4G network, and the competition isn’t pleased.

The Verge reported:

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