Sprint Sues AT&T Over Misleading Consumers With 5Ge Icon

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Sprint has filed a suit in federal court against AT&T, claiming their 5Ge icon that is showing up on iPhones and Android devices is misleading. In the suit, Sprint used survey data to suggest that consumers believe that AT&T’s 5Ge icon makes their network the same as or better than true 5G. Further survey data … Read moreSprint Sues AT&T Over Misleading Consumers With 5Ge Icon

AT&T Starts Showing 5G E on Some iPhones After iOS 12.2 Beta 2 Installed

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Everyone get their side-eye on. With the second beta of iOS 12.2, some iPhones and iPads in certain AT&T markets are showing the company’s 5G E icon for connectivity. The carrier indicates that they are doing this simply to show customers that they are in an area that will have 5G coverage. The problem is, … Read moreAT&T Starts Showing 5G E on Some iPhones After iOS 12.2 Beta 2 Installed

AT&T to Turn on 5G Service in Twelve Cities on December 21

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AT&T has announced that starting this Friday, December 21, they will enable 5G network support in twelve cities.  The rollout, which has been essentially all of 2018 in the making, does have its caveats but that isn’t stopping Ma Bell.  The US carrier becomes the first in the country to roll out 5G support using … Read moreAT&T to Turn on 5G Service in Twelve Cities on December 21

AT&T Brings Dual-SIM Support for Latest iPhones – Verizon on December 7

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AT&T has become the first US carrier to bring Dual-SIM and eSIM support for the latest lineup of iPhones.  With the iOS 12.1.1 update released yesterday, the  Dallas, Texas based telecom giant was able to turn on support for eSIM in the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and the iPhone XR. For those who have … Read moreAT&T Brings Dual-SIM Support for Latest iPhones – Verizon on December 7

eSIM Support From AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Will Be Here Late in 2018

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As expected, the major carriers here in the United States have all indicated that eSIM support for this year’s iPhones is not here.  Further, it won’t be until late this year.  That support is necessary for the dual-SIM functionality of the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR.

The ability to enabled dual-SIM support came yesterday to these iPhones thanks to the iOS 12.1 update.  With the exception of China, the XS, XS Max, and XR models all use one physical SIM and a second eSIM.  In China, because of local laws, a physical dual-SIM version is available.

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AT&T Set to Launch First 5G Network in “Next Few Weeks”

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In their Q3 earnings call with analysts and investors, AT&T stated that the first rollout of their first real 5G network will be happening in “next few weeks”.  It is exciting news and means that at least in some parts of selected cities, you will be able to get 5G throughput.  The kicker, of course, is there aren’t any 5G phones on the market – yet.

AT&T has indicated previously that they wanted to get their 5G network rolling this year and it looks like that is going to be a reality.  As for which cities, that isn’t clear yet but it will likely be some if not all of the first round of cities the Dallas-based carrier has already named. Those include Atlanta, Georgia; Charlotte and Raleigh in North Carolina; Dallas and Waco in Texas; Indianapolis, Indiana; and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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AT&T Adds Five More Cities to its 2018 5G Plans

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AT&T has announced that it will be expanding its launch plans for its 5G network to five additional cities this year.  Houston, Jacksonville, Louisville, New Orleans and San Antonio will join Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, Indianapolis, Oklahoma City, Raleigh and Waco as the cities which can expect the carrier’s 5G solution.

Over the weekend, in Waco, Texas, working with our key technology collaborators, we made the world’s first wireless 5G data transfer over millimeter wave using standards-based, production equipment with a mobile form factor device. Not a lab. Not preproduction hardware. Not emulators. And fully compliant with global standards.

The news is good as the Dallas, Texas based company has been making a lot of announcements around 5G for most of this year.  Other carriers like Sprint and T-Mobile are also heavily ramping up their 5G efforts too.

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