advertisement
Forums

The Forum is sponsored by 
 

AAPL stock: Click Here

You are currently viewing the Tips and Deals forum
5Gee Whiz.... yawn...
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: February 17, 2022 02:45PM
Verizon's "5G" is nothing more than 4G lately. Supposed to be 'on' in my area. Yeah, no. It's not.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: 5Gee Whiz.... yawn...
Posted by: freeradical
Date: February 17, 2022 03:30PM
I've gotten a few "letters" from them trying to get me to sign up for 5G internet.

I doubt if I'd see 5G, but I think I'll give Comcrap a call and tell them that I'm considering switching to the $50 per month internet plan.

Maybe I can negotiate my plan down in price.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: 5Gee Whiz.... yawn...
Posted by: testcase
Date: February 17, 2022 03:55PM
Much (MOST?) of Verizon's "5G" is vaporware if you're NOT in a major metropolitan area AND within spitting distance of a Verizon 5G tower. I expect it will be YEARS before Verizon has TRUE 5G service on a nationwide basis.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: 5Gee Whiz.... yawn...
Posted by: Will Collier
Date: February 17, 2022 04:50PM
Quote
testcase
Much (MOST?) of Verizon's "5G" is vaporware if you're NOT in a major metropolitan area AND within spitting distance of a Verizon 5G tower. I expect it will be YEARS before Verizon has TRUE 5G service on a nationwide basis.

Most of every carrier's alleged "5G coverage" is marketing BS. We'll be well into 2023, at best, before it has a significant footprint.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/17/2022 04:50PM by Will Collier.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: 5Gee Whiz.... yawn...
Posted by: jdc
Date: February 17, 2022 05:23PM
what they both said.

heres a nice long read: [www.pcmag.com]

Verizon has a slower "nationwide" 5G based on shared 4G channels, mid-band 5G in 46 metro areas, and fast, high-band 5G in more than 60 cities, with online coverage maps here. (As of this writing, the maps don't show the mid-band coverage, but Verizon says they will soon.)

[www.verizon.com]





Edited 999 time(s). Last edit at 12:08PM by jdc.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: 5Gee Whiz.... yawn...
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: February 17, 2022 11:18PM
As I said back in 2019, you won't see anything but incremental speed increases until 2023.

The power increases that caused airline apoplexy starting in this January are just one step of several to improve speed and coverage.



In tha 360. MRF User Map
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: 5Gee Whiz.... yawn...
Posted by: Will Collier
Date: February 18, 2022 12:51PM
Quote
freeradical
I've gotten a few "letters" from them trying to get me to sign up for 5G internet.

I doubt if I'd see 5G, but I think I'll give Comcrap a call and tell them that I'm considering switching to the $50 per month internet plan.

Maybe I can negotiate my plan down in price.

Check out Visible. Get in a Party Pay group (easy to find) and it's $25/month, flat, no taxes or add ons, for unlimited everything.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.

Click here to login

Online Users

Guests: 176
Record Number of Users: 186 on February 20, 2020
Record Number of Guests: 5122 on October 03, 2020