1. Shao128's Avatar


    So what do you guys think? Misleading advertising from carriers? I think it's easy for users with the iPhone 4 to think they have 4G, but BlackBerry....

    Heres the full article: Confusion and Skepticism May Impede 4G Adoption | Retrevo
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    07-15-11 03:50 PM
  2. PsyCorps's Avatar
    I believe and know for a fact that 80% (or even more) of people using a smart phone don't know anything about technology, so these numbers are not really surprising to me
    07-15-11 03:55 PM
  3. Rickroller's Avatar
    I'll wager the other 76% think they'll have 4G within the next few months as well

    Maybe Mike L. can tell everyone that its scheduled in the next 60 days..and then deny it after 90 lol..
    07-15-11 04:00 PM
  4. red777's Avatar
    I believe and know for a fact that 80% (or even more) of people using a smart phone don't know anything about technology, so these numbers are not really surprising to me
    I agree 100%.

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    07-15-11 04:08 PM
  5. PsyCorps's Avatar
    I'll wager the other 76% think they'll have 4G within the next few months as well

    Maybe Mike L. can tell everyone that its scheduled in the next 60 days..and then deny it after 90 lol..
    I also believe that at least 10% of the people on this forum is just here to bash RIM, their devices and CEO's and try to provoke a reaction from the fans....it's getting old...pfffff....
    homer1475 likes this.
    07-15-11 04:36 PM
  6. Phil DeLong's Avatar
    I understand the iPhone people, because the 4 seems to throw everyone for a loop, but what misleads people to believe that BlackBerrys can run on 4G?
    07-15-11 04:44 PM
  7. bighap's Avatar
    This tells me that BlackBerry users are the smartest and that the iPhone OS is made simple for a reason
    07-15-11 04:45 PM
  8. big_time2's Avatar
    I believe and know for a fact that 80% (or even more) of people using a smart phone don't know anything about technology, so these numbers are not really surprising to me
    It's probably closer to 98% of smart phone users that are like this.

    I work for a business where we're allowed to bring our own phones instead of using company-issued blackberry phones. Of all these people probably 98% of them don't even know the name of the phone that they have.

    I'm a developer and they all assume I know how to fix computers and phones, but I try to be nice and help them out, so when I ask what kind of a phone they have, these are the responses:

    Every Android phone is just a "droid," even though they have a G2 or Nexus One, or Evo, if it's not an iPhone or a BlackBerry it is a "droid."

    Every iPhone is "the new one," even though they have 3G or 3GS or even the original iPhone, if it's not a "droid" or a BlackBerry it is "the new iphone."

    Every BlackBerry is a random four digit number, like 6482, or 8981. I've seen people call their BlackBerry a Bold or a Storm, even though it clearly says on the back of the phone Curve.
    Last edited by bigtime2; 07-15-11 at 04:47 PM. Reason: edit: spelling
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    07-15-11 04:45 PM
  9. jd914's Avatar
    I also believe that at least 10% of the people on this forum is just here to bash RIM, their devices and CEO's and try to provoke a reaction from the fans....it's getting old...pfffff....
    If there was any good news or products coming RIM I'm sure the bashing factor would be at a minimum but thats not the case isn't it?
    07-15-11 04:46 PM
  10. PsyCorps's Avatar
    If there was any good news or products coming RIM I'm sure the bashing factor would be at a minimum but thats not the case isn't it?
    [Ignore mode] to not go into the same crap as in all other threads...[/Ignore mode]

    @bigtime2
    Yes, I know people seem to have the urge to have the "newest" and "biggest" but if you ask them a few questions they actually don't even know what they are walking around with all day, kinda funny actually
    Must be human nature I guess
    07-15-11 04:55 PM
  11. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    It is misleading information from the carriers.

    Check here for the official standard, per the ITU.
    07-15-11 05:00 PM
  12. CranBerry413's Avatar
    I read this Graphic. It's not surprising. It's easier to sell to people when they're confused. Which is why every carrier is touting their 4G.

    It's funny, because when I got my Tour, Sprint reps themselves were telling people it was a 4G phone.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    07-15-11 05:42 PM
  13. Tõnis's Avatar
    Yea it's the carriers. I was talking to mine and the rep was talking about 4g. Not sure why. It didn't have anything to do with me renewing a contract and getting a 9650. It was mentioned like a selling point.

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    07-15-11 05:45 PM
  14. chuckh0308's Avatar
    Being an iPhone owner and seeing other iPhone owners, I am not at all surprised by their number. In fact, 34% seems quite low to me.

    I suspect that most of the BB owners that are confused are the teens, which surprisingly seems to be the largest BB user group these days, probably for BBM.
    07-15-11 07:03 PM
  15. BBThemes's Avatar
    It is misleading information from the carriers.

    Check here for the official standard, per the ITU.
    agree, its the carriers, no carrier in the UK offers 4G (yet) so we dont have that headache. bet some people think they have 4G though lol
    07-15-11 07:08 PM
  16. dalton4L's Avatar
    Percent of consumers who have a 4G labeled phone who think they have 4G coverage: 98%

    Percent of consumers with any piece of technology that has real 4G coverage: 0%
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    07-15-11 08:05 PM
  17. waterfrontmgmt's Avatar
    Percent of people who have used VZN's 4G network and still don't want it: 0%
    If real 4G is faster (and no doubt that it is), i can't wait.

    It will be a game changer. Radio, for example, will never be the same.

    Percent of consumers who have a 4G labeled phone who think they have 4G coverage: 98%

    Percent of consumers with any piece of technology that has real 4G coverage: 0%
    07-15-11 08:13 PM
  18. Gucci33's Avatar
    Which service will be faster with the 9900? Att, sprint, Verizon, or T-mobile?

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    07-15-11 08:21 PM
  19. sg8330's Avatar
    This is now identical to people who bought a HDTV using regular cable and convinced they were getting an HD signal.

    Most gen Ys and Zs are technologically clueless - exposed only to the iDevices their mommies bought them.
    07-15-11 08:42 PM
  20. waterfrontmgmt's Avatar
    speed is speed, no matter what you call it. the vzn lte network is twice as fast as my home network, and i have the fastest speed my cable company offers.

    This is now identical to people who bought a HDTV using regular cable and convinced they were getting an HD signal.

    Most gen Ys and Zs are technologically clueless - exposed only to the iDevices their mommies bought them.
    07-15-11 09:21 PM
  21. nomoredroid's Avatar
    ...and our prez said 80% of Americans want higher taxes.....HAHAHHAHHAHHAHHAHH
    07-15-11 09:27 PM
  22. lnichols's Avatar
    If there was any good news or products coming RIM I'm sure the bashing factor would be at a minimum but thats not the case isn't it?
    Fresh off a one month ban and back to providing priceless contributions to the Crackberry community!
    07-15-11 09:56 PM
  23. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    The problem is the carriers can call their networks whatever they want, since there are no laws mandating the carriers advertise specifications based on ITU standards.

    As a result, the average consumer will not know the difference. Only persons with technical backgrounds will be able to get past the carrier-advertised BS and know what it really means.
    07-16-11 12:44 AM
  24. blue81to's Avatar
    When iPhone 5 comes out I wonder how many people will boast that they have 5G?
    07-16-11 02:46 AM
  25. southlander's Avatar
    Not really surprising and I am sure there is a whole laundry list of misconceptions most people have about their smartphones. Try explaining what BIS is to your average BlackBerry using mom. Lol.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    07-16-11 03:54 AM
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