No matter how much T-Mobile wants to pretend
, HSPA+ is not on the same upload / download pay grade as LTE
. Still, that isn't stopping the company from calling its new technology rollout "4G speeds," much to the dismay of another major HSPA+ supporter
, AT&T. Cue Ma Bell spokesman Seth Bloom, who recently told Fierce Wireless
, "I think that companies need to be careful that they're not misleading customers by labeling HSPA+ as a 4G technology." Of course, AT&T itself is rolling out that technology as an intermediate step between current 3G and LTE, and we know they want to reserve the 4G nomenclature for the latter's unveiling
. Hey guys, can we just label it 3.95G and call it day?