1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

When did T-Mobile begin advertising a 4G network

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by fugee279, May 11, 2014.

  1. fugee279

    fugee279 Newbie
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    23
    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2012

    Mar 5, 2012
    23
    1
    16
    I'm trying to determine exactly when T-Mobile and the rest of the big 5 began advertising a 4G network If you have an answer please provide a link to the page that's the source of your info Thanks
     

    Advertisement

  2. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Extreme Android User
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    443
    Posts:
    7,412
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2011

    Jan 24, 2011
    7,412
    2,660
    443
  3. kate

    kate Dreaming of Bugdroid.
    Moderator
    Rank:
     #38
    Points:
    618
    Posts:
    5,745
    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2013

  4. Gmash

    Gmash Extreme Android User
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    613
    Posts:
    6,912
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2011

    Feb 3, 2011
    6,912
    3,198
    613
    Male
    neither Here nor There
    Depends what you consider 4G. Before they got LTE T-Mobile and AT&T were calling their HSPA+ networks 4G. It's just a marketing term.
     
  5. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
    VIP Member
    Rank:
     #18
    Points:
    1,563
    Posts:
    15,102
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2011

    Dec 31, 2011
    15,102
    9,486
    1,563
    Male
    Boston MA USA
    fugee279 and Gmash like this.
  6. Gmash

    Gmash Extreme Android User
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    613
    Posts:
    6,912
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2011

    Feb 3, 2011
    6,912
    3,198
    613
    Male
    neither Here nor There
    Thanks, I was to lazy to look it up lol.:)
     
  7. fugee279

    fugee279 Newbie
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    23
    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2012

    Mar 5, 2012
    23
    1
    16
    OK 11-2-2010 for T-Mobile What about the rest of the big 5? Thanks
     
  8. fugee279

    fugee279 Newbie
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    23
    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2012

    Mar 5, 2012
    23
    1
    16
    I didn't see what I was looking for on that page Could you please give me a partial sentence string of text to search for so I can find what you're talking about Thanks
     
  9. Caesars

    Caesars Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    38
    Posts:
    111
    Joined:
    May 18, 2012

    May 18, 2012
    111
    17
    38
    Well to be fair, I don't know of any 4G in America.
     
  10. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
    VIP Member
    Rank:
     #1
    Points:
    5,218
    Posts:
    57,589
    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2010

    Jun 10, 2010
    57,589
    70,380
    5,218
    New Mexico, USA
    The The first use of 4G came with the HTC EVO 4G on Sprint's WiMax network, released June 1, 2010.

    Shortly thereafter the others started the marketing scramble.

    This gave rise to a bunch of false memes, including only LTE being 4G.

    The problem was that when the Evo was under design and development, everyone expected WiMax to be adopted as the standard. It had been in committee forever and many of those of us following it expected that to be the end of a painfully long process.

    By the time of the Evo release, they were back in committee again, not producing the 4G spec (WiMax 2 or LTE - Advanced) until October 2010.

    Meanwhile, American carriers had decided to use the name to be whatever they wanted.

    In December 2010, the ITU issued a dispensation making it ok to call Wimax, LTE and HSPA+ all 4G, they were all in it by then.

    T-Mobile began advertising that it had the largest 4G network by the beginning of November 2010.

    http://www.intomobile.com/2010/10/31/t-mobile-to-advertise-hspa-as-americas-largest-4g-network/

    https://www.intomobile.com/2010/11/02/t-mobile-hspa-now-marketed-as-americas-largest-4g-network/

    http://www.intomobile.com/2010/12/18/itu-reverses-its-decision-lte-wimax-and-hspa-are-now-4g/
     
    Rxpert83 and Caesars like this.

Share This Page

Loading...