So I've been hearing this on the radio and on YouTube that Orange Dominicana has been hit with a lawsuit for false advertising. They advertised that they launched the first 4G LTE service in the country and possibly in Latin America and it was disproven by a couple who figured out that their service is really HSPA+, or what we call here 4G. Orange Dominicana received a lawsuit by INDOTEL, or the Dominican Institute of Telecommunications who tested it also. I know it's not going to draw waves anywhere other than the Dominican Republic, but what do you guys think about this? I think America is sort of to blame because we made the standards low for "4G". HSPA+ IS NOT 4G. It's 3G enhanced. T-Mobile does say it's 4G, and I do have it and it's been at least 3G speeds for me, which is okay, their 3G signal is strong. People have been duped thinking this "next evolution" was LTE, like what Verizon has.
Diario Libre links are below:
In more detail but in Spanish: http://goo.gl/6oSkx
asked Sep 06 '12 at 19:58
DJ Scooby Doo
Well from what I remember from something similar, the 3G and 4G were essentially made up concepts in themselves, but its kind of like on American cars, empty on the gas tank isn't really empty, you still have a couple of extra gallons, If i remember correctly, Its kind of like idiot-proofing every aspect of life and companies making a shiny piece of crap and consumers saying "SHINEY ME WANT" its just another way of making consumers think they have a great product, while removing all logic an reasoning.
answered Sep 06 '12 at 21:00
HSPA+ and LTE, from what I've read, are marginally different, and close enough that they could be marketed interchangably. It sounds like that's what's happened here. I doubt the lawsuit will go far.
answered Sep 06 '12 at 21:16