AT&T Ridiculed for 5G Claim

AT&T is getting trolled because of an effort to indicate it has stepped up its game when it comes to its service. The wireless carrier has relabeled the network used by some of its phones as "5G E." That was supposed to indicate that next-generation wireless service is here. The only trouble is — it isn't. There are no current phones that can connect to 5G. Phones able to connect to 5G aren't coming for another few months, and a national 5G network won't be deployed until 2020 or 2021. Verizon was among those complaining about the AT&T move. But it was guilty of doing something similar when it launched a residential wireless service with the 5G label.



Dawn Kamber