5G E isn’t on AT&T’s 5G fact sheet, bringing the term ‘marketing stunt’ to mind

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In its crusade to be the first carrier with 5G service, AT&T has controversially been pushing its so-called 5G E network. While we and other cellular carriers have debunked the fake icon, AT&T has moved forward with placing the logo on as many ads and smartphones as it can. But strangely enough, 5G E isn’t anywhere in sight on AT&T’s 5G fact sheet.

The AT&T fact sheet is broken into five sections: AT&T 5G in parts of 21 cities, AT&T 5G firsts, AT&T 5G device roadmap, AT&T trials and tests, and AT&T 5G experiences. Each of these bullet points provides brief examples of what the carrier has done, what it is currently working on, and its plans to build out an actual 5G network.

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But as The Verge notes, AT&T didn’t include its notorious 5G E network on this fact sheet. If the carrier believes that 5G E is a real and a legitimate network, why wouldn’t it at least be included in its 5G fact sheet?

In our opinion, 5G E has always been nothing but a marketing stunt. Sprint is taking AT&T to court claiming that the company is using false advertising. As AT&T didn’t include 5G E in its fact sheet and product road map, it wouldn’t much of a surprise if the carrier quickly loses the legal suit. 

You can read AT&T’s 5G fact sheet in its entirety by clicking the button below. 

via Android Authority

February 20, 2019 at 09:56AM