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When did T-Mobile begin advertising a 4G network

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

  1. fugee279

    fugee279 Newbie
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    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
     

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  2. kate

    kate Dreaming of Bugdroid.
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  3. Gmash

    Gmash Extreme Android User

    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.
     
  4. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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  5. Gmash

    Gmash Extreme Android User

    Thanks, I was to lazy to look it up lol.:)
     
  6. fugee279

    fugee279 Newbie
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    OK 11-2-2010 for T-Mobile What about the rest of the big 5? Thanks
     
  7. fugee279

    fugee279 Newbie
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    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
     
  8. Caesars

    Caesars Well-Known Member

    Well to be fair, I don't know of any 4G in America.
     
  9. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    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/
     
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