Of course, what those Gee’s mean is anybody’s guess. 4th generation of something? Sure I guess so. I mean, HSDPA+ is, technically an iteration of the more common-place HSPA technology that T-Mobile uses for their 3G data. And yes, HSDPA+ is faster. And yes it does have twowhole extra characters! One letter and one symbol. Seriously. That plus? That’s like adding flames to the front of your car.
Is it 4G? Eh. Who cares? Well, nerds for one. “Well, techniiiically, it’s only a 3.5G tech, because it’s theoretical bandwidth isn’t as high as WiMax and especially not LTE.”
Let me tell ya’, there’s few things as attractive, in marketing as “3.5G”. Mm-mm. Nope. I mean, remember what I told you about symbols? The point in three-point-five? That’s kind of a symbol! And that means awesome. Plus 3.5G has an extra number. Not sure why they’re not calling it 3.5G to be honest. But I guess they felt simpler is better.
“But it’s imprecise! It’s only going to cause user confusion in the long-term!”
Shut up nerd.