ATT Likely Pays Off Sprint to Keep Calling 4G by the name 5Ge

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  1. GreenOrbs

    GreenOrbs Limp Gawd

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    Despite their so called "5g Evolution" being slower than other carrier's 4g, ATT will get to keep calling it 5Ge after reaching a settlement with Sprint. While the terms of the agreement were not disclosed, it seems likely that ATT has paid off Sprint which is hurting for cash to drop the lawsuit trying to ban ATT from using the misleading advertising.
    https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy...nt-going-away-despite-settlement-with-sprint/
     
  2. Zarathustra[H]

    Zarathustra[H] Official Forum Curmudgeon

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    Why does this have to come down to private lawsuits?

    Aren't there laws on the books regarding misleading advertising? Selling 4G as 5Ge to me is fraud.
     
  3. sknight

    sknight [H]Lite

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    As an AT&T Premier Subscriber, I'm pretty miffed at their ridiculous "5e" branding being pushed to my android and iOS devices. Such BS. Businesses get to do whatever the frack they want these days, as everyone pays off everyone else, politicians, business competitors, constituants, law enforcement, whomever is necessary to continue getting away with murder.
     
  4. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics I don't get it

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    So we have another situation where companies are allowed to advertise deception to people to sell their product? Screw it, I'm putting out a car and advertising it with a million miles per gallon range... don't believe me? FIGHT ME! Or I should MPGe (equivalent... like when you drop it off a building, it uses very little gas)
     
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  5. Spartacus09

    Spartacus09 [H]ard|Gawd

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    Yeah but then you have the whole apple or Microsoft surface business model where any little thing goes wrong and you have to replace it like being dropped off a building or airdropped.
    Instead go with the asterisk! Gets a a million MPG*

    *with a minimum of 30 degree constant down hill slope in neutral powered off
     
  6. Vega

    Vega [H]ardness Supreme

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    Just more corruption entering our society that will eventually be normalized.
     
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  7. WorldExclusive

    WorldExclusive [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Then Sprint pays TMo.

    The day is coming when people turn on T-Mobile. You're great until you're #1, then you suck.
     
  8. kamxam

    kamxam [H]ard|Gawd

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    But-But, I thought AT+T was a Paragon of Virtue! :vomit:

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  9. Elf_Boy

    Elf_Boy 2[H]4U

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    I am guessing sprint claimed the 5g label was damaging their sales or brand. Thus att paid them for the losses.

    It is up to the state to sue about false claims and we know the fcc has custom knee pads for each Telcom.
     
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  10. IcePickFreak

    IcePickFreak [H]ard|Gawd

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    I mean banks get to call mortgage loans 4% interest when you're paying ~70% of the principal in interest, so what the hell. :ROFLMAO: