If you can’t flaunt a 5G icon on your phone’s screen, are you really connected? AT&T knows all too well the answer to that question, as it has been showing a faux 5G E icon to mark its enhanced 4G LTE network since the beginning of the 5G craze even though it was forced to settle a 5G Evolution icon lawsuit for misleading practices.
The 5G UC mark will denote that you are in an area covered by by its Ultra Capacity 5G network that doesn’t run on the low-bands that its regular 600MHz 5G network does. The low-bands are great when it comes to reach and penetration, so that T-Mobile can bask in 5G coverage glory, but the speeds are commensurate with a 4G LTE network.
That is why T-Mobile is both including Ultra Capacity in its 5G coverage maps now, and intending to show when you are anointed with its presence right on your iPhone 13 display.