Sprint trashes T-Mobile 4G on Twitter

Sprint trashes T-Mobile 4G on Twitter
Sprint trashes T-Mobile 4G on Twitter

Sprint is talking trash on Twitter about the T-Mobile HSPA+ 4G network but I think the nation’s third-largest carrier should read IntoMobile a bit more to be more informed about what can be called “4G.”

Stephanie Vinge, with the corporate communication division, tweeted:

“A little #4G math: # of T-Mobile 4G phones: 0 (oh wait, they don’t have a 4G network yet) # of VZW 4G phones: 0. # of Sprint 4G phones: 2.”

It’s true that Verizon doesn’t have any LTE phones yet – we expect to see devices from Samsung, HTC, and Motorola as soon as Jan. 6 – T-Mobile does have a pair of devices which could be called 4G: the T-Mobile G2 and the myTouch 4G.

Part of the confusion may be that the magenta carrier uses HSPA+ for its next-generation network and there was some confusion over whether this should be labeled “4G.” The ITU just decided that LTE, WiMax and HSPA+ can be labeled “4G.”

So, it’s funny that Sprint is shooting off at the mouth about T-Mobile because that same ruling actually makes its WiMax network legitimately able to be called 4G. The EVO and Epic are both solid devices which can stand on its own, it doesn’t need to resort to trash talking, particularly when it doesn’t know the facts.

  • Jason

    Very true. Plus we have a 4G data stick (The Rocket) and a 4G laptop (The Dell Mini).

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IVFCATSFPLYDSNYNZY7K2QBZKU Matthew

    sprint is lame, they charge $10 extra if you want a 4G phone even if you dont live in a 4G zone which, plus sprints phone’s are boring 99% of their phones are slide phones with keyboard, and tmobile hspa+ kicks ass just from what i experianced.

    • Cellularcrazy09

      learned how to spell…”experianced”???? LOL

      • MajoKajo

        @Cellularcrazy09: Learn grammar

  • Cellularcrazy09

    T-mobile is lame for saying they have a 4g network…its at&t calling their HSPA+ network a 4G network? NO, because its not. T-mobile just can’t compete so they are pulling a rabbit out their a$$e$. They were late to 3G and they are jumping the gun to 4G. Here in NC, T-mobile’s coverage just sucks worse than at&t. T-mobile just got the loser award in my book.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ian-Ross/199110126 Ian Ross

      You should use more facts and less bias, read and learn what 4g is before posting further trash such as this.

      Here’s a link for your pleasure:
      http://www.cnet.com/8301-17918_1-20026228-85.html

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ian-Ross/199110126 Ian Ross

      You should use more facts and less bias, read and learn what 4g is before posting further trash such as this.

      Here’s a link for your pleasure:
      http://www.cnet.com/8301-17918_1-20026228-85.html

    • http://twitter.com/chaoscentral John Pisano

      Even though its not true 4G(even though it is covered under the new definition of 4G from the ITU) It still blows away Sprint’s “4G” Everywhere I have tested, in the Boston area T-Mobiles 4G is faster than Sprint’s. However VZW blows them both away, seen a consistent 20-30 down and 7-10 up.

    • http://twitter.com/anis_charania Anis Charania

      ATT hspa+ is theoretical 7.2, T-Mobile’s is 21. Just like this woman, you should take the time to inform yourself a little before posting.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=539166583 Kenn Sanchez

    CellularCrazy,

    Where do you get your information from? You sound like all the newbies out here that think they know about other carriers and is with a loser themselves.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=539166583 Kenn Sanchez

    Ian Ross, I do appreciate your last comment. Most of these people here like to talk from the side of thier necks!

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