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AT&T has been criticized by rival carriers Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile for attempting to mislead customers by marketing some smartphones as using “5G Evolution” technology and displaying a “5G E” connectivity logo on the screen, despite the devices involved being incapable of connecting to a 5G network.

AT&T has come under fire on social media and in statements following the revelation the carrier has started to update some of the devices it sells with a new connectivity icon. Owners of some Samsung and LG smartphones are starting to see a connectivity icon reading as “5G E,” indicating the device is connected to AT&T’s “5G Evolution” network.

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