The old adage that you can’t believe everything you read certainly rings true when it comes to certain aspects of the cell phone market. Sometimes, a company is promising you things, such as 4G speed, and may not be delivering on those claims. For example, T-Mobile often touts itself as “America’s Largest 4G Network” and AT&T turns around and does the same. So, who is telling the truth when it comes to this advertising and how do you know which of them has the more accurate claim?
The reality is that both may be stretching the truth a bit, since there is little difference between 4G and the previous 3G term. The idea is that the networks are faster and more efficient, but in reality, just about everyone is working off the same network in most instances. While you may get a smarter phone model, the truth is that the network itself likely doesn’t change drastically between the major carriers, with the exception of where you can get service. Keep that in mind the next time you decide to pay more for America’s largest and faster “G” network.