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If 1x is technically 3g...?

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Yep same here. Kinda brighten up my mind with sprints network. This forum has actually done wonders for me. Probabky the only reason I have my own plan on sprint and why my mom has kept sprint.

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The decision to drop the 1X indicator started with 4G-capable phones. I imagine (much like AJ said) they figured having too many different signal bars and whatnot would confuse the living daylights out of the average customer. 

 

I think it's an odd expectation for them to change their advertising, as if it were "true to life", the bottom number should be zero. I've walked my phone in to fringe areas of EV-DO and gotten zero KBps. Yet, for an advertisement, don't you think saying "3G speeds of zero to 2.5 meg!!!!" would sound pretty stupid?

 

Lastly, while it may be incorrect nomenclature, it's still what the industry uses to advertise. To the marketing departments of Sprint and VZW, 1x is slow and/or doesn't exist, while 3G is 3G. Get it?

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Doesn't iOS 7 show 1x as 1x, evdo as 3G, and LTE as LTE? At least now I don't get confused about what I'm actually on >.>

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On my ROM I put the 1x icon back. Ironically by changing the value of ShowMin3g from True to False.

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