Friday, February 8, 2019

Sprint filing suit against its rival, calling AT&T out for “false advertising” and misleading customers

The complaint, filed Feb. 7 with the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, alleges: "AT&T has employed numerous deceptive tactics to mislead consumers into believing that it currently offers a coveted and highly anticipated fifth generation wireless network, known as 5G. What AT&T touts as 5G, however, is nothing more than an enhanced fourth generation Long Term Evolution wireless service, known as 4G LTE Advanced, which is offered by all other major wireless carriers."

"AT&T, meanwhile, has sought to gain an unfair advantage in the race to 5G by embarking on a nationwide advertising campaign to deceive consumers into believing that its existing 4G LTE Advanced network is now a 5G network. AT&T calls this 'new' network, '5GE.'"

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