AT&T's LTE Plans, In Which "4G" Remains a Vague CipherS

God bless Sascha Segan, who may be the most dogged reporter on carriers and networks around. In this episode, AT&T tells him its LTE plans. Some of its answers will make you punch a wall, because they are non-answers, like whether their LTE phones will work on Verizon's network. But a couple things remain of note.

For instance! I want you to read this answer very carefully, and pretend you are not someone who reads Gizmodo regularly:

Our advertising makes it clear that "4G" (offered through our HSPA+ network) and "4G LTE" are different things. We are currently advertising 4G LTE only in markets where our 4G LTE service has launched.

Why yes! It's so obvious what the difference between 4G HSPA+ and 4G LTE is. In other words, 4G marketing is going to continue to require a degree in nerd to decipher.

But perhaps most relevant: AT&T's first LTE phone is coming this year. Obviously from HTC, Samsung, or Motorola, and probably running Android. More here: [PC Mag]