Don’t you hate it when, for example, T-Mobile USA bills their HSPA+ network as being pure 4G when in reality it’s just an upgraded third-generation technology? A new legislation proposed in the US House of Representatives – called the Next Generation Wireless Disclosure Act – will attempt to put an end to delusional marketing practices. The bill should force carriers to detail their 4G coverage and guaranteed minimum data speeds when you sign up for a 4G device or service, reports MacWorld.
The bill would require mobile carriers to offer potential and existing customers information on pricing, including caps on so-called unlimited data plans, and it would require carriers to disclose what technologies they use to deliver 4G service.
Additionally, FCC would have to provide side-by-side charts comparing the prices and 4G speeds of the nation’s ten largest wireless operators. Better late than never…
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