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AT&T customers will start seeing this fake 5G icon in their status bars

And Elbaz' response to the accusations of misleading "5G E" labeling? It's still LTE, but with some optimizations to speed things up, otherwise known as LTE Advanced and LTE Advanced Pro. AT&T calls it "building a narrative".

What should AT&T customers expect from their 5G Evolution connections? "And I love the fact that we broke our industry's narrative two days ago, and they're frustrated and gonna do what they're gonna do", Donovan added.

Improvements to LTE aren't what any of AT&T's competitor's are calling 5G. T-Mobile, for example, trolled AT&T with a video clip on Twitter that shows someone placing a "9G" sticker on their smartphone.

Verizon ran a full-page ad in the The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and USA Today with the headline "When we say '5G, ' we mean 5G". They're pushing an update to Samsung phones that passes off their LTE-A with carrier aggregation, LAA, 4×4 MIMO and 256 QAM as 5G-E (fake 5G), and now T-Mobile and Verizon are calling them out on it.

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"We're seeing more lines per account", Verizon Wireless President Ronan Dunne said at the Citi TMT West investor conference on Tuesday. Verizon is anxious that some will "over-hype and under-deliver" as temptation slides in for the awesomeness that is the future of 5G.

T-Mobile said it added 7 million net subscribers for 2018 and delivered strong additions in the fourth quarter of 2.4 million.

"We won't take an old phone and just change the software to turn the 4 in the status bar into a 5".

T-Mobile CEO John Legere addressed the situation in his recent 2019 predictions blog post, saying that AT&T would "basically be lying to their customers" with this 5G E icon and promising that he and the rest of T-Mo "will continue to call them on it".

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