1. LVMHgirl's Avatar
    I looked down and saw 4G on my phone...did I miss the memo?

    03-09-2012 09:59 PM
  2. Eileen89's Avatar
    This was one of the new features that was included with the new iOS 5.1 update. When your 4S is in a area with HSPA+ coverage it will now display the 4G symbol.
    03-09-2012 10:09 PM
  3. LVMHgirl's Avatar
    Thanks Rose! I have wifi all day so I didn't see the change until this evening!

    Is it true that even though we're in a 4G area, the 4S isn't bandwidth-capable but will display 4G anyway and still drain the battery because it's searching for 4G? (Read on another forum.)
    03-10-2012 01:51 AM
  4. Eileen89's Avatar
    Thanks Rose! I have wifi all day so I didn't see the change until this evening!

    Is it true that even though we're in a 4G area, the 4S isn't bandwidth-capable but will display 4G anyway and still drain the battery because it's searching for 4G? (Read on another forum.)
    If you didn't have a problem with your battery before this update I don't think you'll have a issue now. The 4G symbol is only replacing the 3G symbol in areas where you really are in HSPA+. Unlike before where 3G stayed on all the time whether you were in a HSPA+ area or not.


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    03-10-2012 05:18 AM
  5. Jeremy's Avatar
    People really need to understand that nothing happened to their phones during this 5.1 upgrade. Nothing with the radios has changed as its only the symbol changing. Nothing more. So you will not see any sort of speed increase. Same as its been since day one.

    AT&T and Apple really are confusing certain people. :o
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    03-10-2012 09:38 AM
  6. Rockdog97's Avatar
    I think I'll change mine to read 5G... that will make my phone run so much faster I'm sure...
    03-10-2012 09:56 AM
  7. Alli's Avatar
    03-10-2012 03:52 PM
  8. kch50428's Avatar
    AT&T and Apple really are confusing certain people. :o
    Different shade of lipstick on the same ol' pig.
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    03-10-2012 04:15 PM
  9. Apple Ifad's Avatar
    It will probably say 4G regardless if u have HSPA +or just HSPA. lame.
    03-11-2012 09:57 PM
  10. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    4G symbol makes my aging iPhone feel like its a newer model ;-)
    03-11-2012 11:07 PM
  11. sherlock's Avatar
    4G at&t you fail! Steve Jobs wouldn't have gone for this bologna. Next thing you know we are going to have carrier logos on the hardware!
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    03-11-2012 11:27 PM
  12. Apple Ifad's Avatar
    Amen Sherlock.
    03-12-2012 12:06 AM
  13. dictoresno's Avatar
    It will probably say 4G regardless if u have HSPA +or just HSPA. lame.
    it should change to back 3G if you are not in an HSPA+ area, just like BlackBerry phones what also show an H+/4G icon.
    03-13-2012 06:00 AM
  14. Gixxer07's Avatar
    Everyone else is advertising HSPA+ as 4G so what wrong with AT&T doing it?
    03-13-2012 07:05 AM
  15. itsalexaye's Avatar
    Everyone else is advertising HSPA+ as 4G so what wrong with AT&T doing it?
    The only others in the US are T-Mobile. Sprint and Verizon cannot have a HSPA+ network since they use CDMA technology.
    03-13-2012 08:02 AM
  16. Gixxer07's Avatar
    Ok well still. T mobile is so why not AT&T if it's no different? Says 4G not LTE. Not like thier lying.
    03-13-2012 10:31 AM
  17. Jeremy's Avatar
    Everyone else is advertising HSPA+ as 4G so what wrong with AT&T doing it?
    People also jump on AT&T for doing it but they were following T-Mobile yet they don't get nearly as much grief if ever. I've stated it does confuse those less educated with the technology but it's not as big of a deal people believe it to be.
    03-14-2012 08:41 AM
  18. emirozmen's Avatar
    Thats just a visual difference....
    03-14-2012 09:34 AM
  19. korp#IM's Avatar
    Is it still as slow as 3G? Haha that is an appalling attempt to claim they have a 4G iPhone.
    03-14-2012 11:59 AM
  20. Jeremy's Avatar
    Is it still as slow as 3G? Haha that is an appalling attempt to claim they have a 4G iPhone.
    HSPA+ is much faster than regular 3G. I get 7-8 down. 3-4 up.
    03-14-2012 04:31 PM
  21. Garz's Avatar
    Is it still as slow as 3G? Haha that is an appalling attempt to claim they have a 4G iPhone.
    I'll be glad to compare speed tests with my HSPA+ iPhone to anybody elses HSPA or CDMA
    03-14-2012 04:36 PM
  22. vietalogy's Avatar
    My 4G speeds




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    03-14-2012 04:56 PM
  23. Garz's Avatar
    My 4G speeds

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    geez. Are you throttled?
    03-14-2012 05:05 PM
  24. Duvi's Avatar
    My 4G speeds

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    super fast! lol
    03-14-2012 05:07 PM
  25. vietalogy's Avatar
    geez. Are you throttled?
    Yup, lol speeds are just enough to use basic stuff and I'm only 9 days into my billing cycle.


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    03-14-2012 06:14 PM
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