At this point, it’s looking like few people actually care about T-Mobile’s “4G” network, real or fake. The carrier continues to push its HSPA+ network online and in television commercials as the main selling point versus the competition. Despite its 4G ad campaign, however, T-Mobile shed 318,000 contract customers last quarter while iPhone sales were through the roof. But “the iPhone 4 is a 3G phone,” T-Mobile proclaims in its State of the Smartphone report. “True story. Despite the ‘4’, both the Verizon and AT&T iPhones run on 3G networks,” the carrier adds. We’re not sure when this massive 4G push might start to pay off, but we sure hope it happens soon because the nation’s No.4 carrier is starting to look a bit silly.

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Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.