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T-Mobile Files Cease and Desist Against Verizon Over Ads

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Top message:  The truth hurts by aeternavi   Mar 13, 2014, 8:30 PM

Replying to:  Re: Ummm because by DarkStar   Mar 19, 2014, 4:30 PM

Get off the crack pipe

by Zpike    Mar 21, 2014, 2:11 AM   edited Mar 21, 2014, 2:13 AM

>>Actually LTE is not the fourth build out of a network. There was AMPS, TDMA, GSM, CDMA, UMTS, EVDO, HSPA, HSPA+. That is a lot of networks before LTE.

First of all, T-mobile never had CDMA or EVDO service.

Secondly, AMPS is a first generation network. TDMA and GSM represent a second generation network, with GSM incorporating TDMA technology. UMTS, HSPA, and HSPA+ are all the same family of technology and constitute a third generation network.

So, you see by either actual number of networks, or by technical category of the network's generation, T-mobile simply only has a third generation network.

>>That is a lot of networks before LTE.

No, only three if you can count.

>>It doesn't matter what you think is 4G or not. All that matters is what the group that determines these things thinks.

Yes, and fortunately for all of us that's not you. The ITU
wrote the standards for 4G, and HSPA and HSPA+ don't measure up anymore than standard LTE does. You see, I don't have an opinion about what 4G is; I have facts.

Two network technologies have been certified as 4G, LTE Advanced and WilessMAN-Advanced. The difference between HSPA and LTE is that LTE can be upgraded to meet 4G standards, specifically LTE Advanced, while HSPA cannot. You see, HSPA is and always will be 3G technology. But it is certainly fair to say that current LTE networks are in the early stages of 4G.

>>I don't think Obama is really our president. But just because I think that doesn't make it true.

Why would you even think it? You may not like the fact that he is our President. But that's not the same thing. To say that you do not believe he is the President is to deny reality just because you don't find it to your liking. It certainly seems like that's what you're doing in the case of T-mobile's false advertising.

>>HSPA+ is often as fast as LTE.

Wow! Maybe you should be running their marketing department. You just found a way to highlight the competitive nature of their network without telling a bald faced lie. And it came in one concise sentence that anyone could understand. There wasn't even need for one of those lengthy infomercials suggested by another op (i think tbone) on another thread.

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