Hey AT&T, what's the word for when you say something that doesn't even come close to reflecting reality?

Subject: General Tech | January 8, 2019 - 01:13 PM |
Tagged: AT%26T, 5GE, dirty pool, 256-QAM, MIMO

AT&T is terribly fond of Kurt Vonnegut's doodles, as they append them to numerous words to indicate that those words do not mean anything close to what they imply.  Previously it was there Unlimited* data plan which, in their own words actually means " If you use more than 22GB in a bill period, speeds may slow in congested areas".  This is actually an improvement over the previous blanket slow down, which was modified after they lost a court case

Yesterday they picked a new thing to lie about, as well as a new symbol to indicate that their statement does not actually represent reality.  Some users may now see a 5GE symbol on their phones, which indicates you have a 4G connection with a tiny boost in theoretical bandwidth.  The actual 5G standard will offer 20Gbps while AT&T's 5GBS offers a paltry 1Gbps theoretical top speed, a slight boost but nothing close to what the new network technology will offer.  If they had been even slightly more honest, the inclusion of 4x4 MIMO and 256 QAM to enhance 4G connectivity would have received a far friendlier welcome from review sites like The Register and others.

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"Think of the "E" as an asterisk, slumped under the desk in hope of avoiding being spotted, on its 5G coverage. A stop gap. A stepping stone. 4G with go-faster stripes."

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Source: The Register

January 8, 2019 | 01:33 PM - Posted by SirYouHaveCatzInYourPantz (not verified)

The things Folks try to smuggle under cover of tighty whities and loose fitting trousers! (1)

"Singaporean border officials were taken aback at just how happy one gent was to see them – particularly when the bulge in his trousers started mewling.

Further inspection of the man's drawers revealed that not only was he excited to cross the border from Malaysia, but his package was also packing a full complement of kittens." (1)

Well at least the litte furries had a few balls to paw around with to reduce the boredom on the journey to thier new home.

I just wonder what Mrs Slocombe would have to say about that!

(1)

"Border guards probe 'suspicious bulge' in man's trousers to find he's packing fluffies

Sir, remove your pants meow"

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/01/07/smuggling_cats_in_trousers/

January 8, 2019 | 02:48 PM - Posted by Rich R (not verified)

"I just wonder what Mrs Slocombe would have to say about that!"

She would be unanimously against it.

Thanks for the reference.

January 8, 2019 | 06:19 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

Indeed she would be scandalized ... and titillated

January 8, 2019 | 09:52 PM - Posted by Jordan Wells (not verified)

I dont know about phone 5g, but my home 5g is super fast. Not quite GB but all of 900mbps/400

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