I told you so moments are rare for me these days. Either my wild predictions are years ahead of the trends and I can’t find the article or tweet where I swore I predicted that or it’s all in my head. But for a while now I’ve been admonishing your dumb ass for thinking you had 5G cell service just because your phone says “5G” on the stripe at the top.
For two years, AT&T has been promoting its marketing-based “5G Evolution” service with that 5G E icon. People proudly hold their phones up to my face and say “look I gots the 5G!” No, you don’t. You have slightly faster 4G LTE. Now, AT&T is being told by the National Advertising Division of the Better Business Bureau to drop the misleading 5G E crap. Because it’s not 5G!
What it is, is marketing. Pure and simple. It’s a way