What Is 4G?

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Verizon's pretty-damn-fast LTE network is launching in four days. They're calling it 4G. Sprint calls its WiMax network 4G. T-Mobile calls its network 4G too. Confused? Check out our primers on WiMax and LTE and what 4G really means. [Gizmodo]

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Tony Kaye ⌨

I'm ok with it being called 4G. I mean, what would they call it otherwise? The actual terms wouldn't make sense to the masses. "Hi, I'm a T-Mobile HSPA+ with possible 42 Mbps download speeds". Pshh.

Here's an idea-when actual 4G rolls out, call it 4G+ or 4G2. Whatever sounds sexy.