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AT&T Responds to Justice Department Suit

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Replying to:  AT&T responds to justice department lawsuit by mflores66   Sep 12, 2011, 10:02 AM

Re: AT&T responds to justice department lawsuit

by Kilya    Sep 12, 2011, 12:07 PM

Apperently you guys are a bit blind. 1. If AT&T was not trying to be innovative, why would they have made an exclusive contract with APPLE to get the iPhone for as long as they did. Other carriers had their shot before AT&T did and turned it down. Also not sure if you have noticed but AT&T's phone line up is currently about 75% smartphones with most of them being Android. AT&T has been carrying the Androids for over a year now when the started to get big. Currently, AT&T and Sprint are also the only carriers with 3D phones. Sounds innovative to me.
2. Now as far s T-Mobiles, "Blazing 4g speeds", have you ever seen on a T-Mobile phone it say 4G? Probably not, infact you have most likely seen it say H+, which is not 4G. T-Mobile’s “4G” is based on a 3G standard called HSPA+ that T-Mobile has been deploying in roughly the 100 largest metro areas in the US. HSPA+ is basically a backhall of the 4g network. T-Mobile does have some 4g areas planted, but not nearly what you think. That goes for every carrier. The 4g network is more of a marketing gimmick using 3.5g technology and working on 4g currently. AT&T's plans based on research look to be, to use T-Mobiles network to launch their 4g network as not to hinder any of their 3g nework. This being the case means that if a 4g tower were to go down, 3g towers using HSPA+ would still be functional thus you wouldn't notice much slowing on the Internet or lack of voice services.

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