I switched from AT&T to Verizon because of claimed higher LTE speeds. That hasn’t been the case. Download speeds are slower and connectivity spotty. Now Verizon is pushing XLTE (think double the speed but in ‘marketing speak’). XLTE? Sascha Segan has details:
I hate it when wireless carriers invent fake standards for marketing purposes. Verizon “XLTE” is just LTE on some new wireless spectrum Verizon bought a few years ago.
Uh oh. The ‘XLTE’ marketing speak isn’t looking so promising now.
Verizon isn’t the first carrier to fudge wireless standards. T-Mobile led the pack originally by declaring HSPA+ 21, which most other carriers considered a form of 3G, “4G.” Then AT&T defined 4G down to HSPA 14.4, which nobody else on the planet considers 4G.
So, XLTE is just marketing speak for faster speeds on iPhone that probably won’t actually be faster?