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  1. Thread: Best 5g

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    T-Mo is in a very strong spectrum position here;...

    T-Mo is in a very strong spectrum position here; the 600 is not a lot, but gives nice coverage. T-Mo's getting like 150mhz average of 2500mhz nationwide from this Sprint purchase, reportedly Sprint...
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    Honestly, I personally don't care how I get my...

    Honestly, I personally don't care how I get my service, I care about the result. CenturyLink (local DSL provider) currently has fiber optics to their DSLAMs, providing potentially plenty of speed;...
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    I've heard they are not expanding FIOS, but they...

    I've heard they are not expanding FIOS, but they are expanding fiber; basically, in non-competitive areas like mine (DSL provider and cable co. are pricey, they act like a cozy duopoly rather than...
  4. I'm for some caps in C-Band; remember, there...

    I'm for some caps in C-Band; remember, there isn't just VZW, T-Mo, and AT&T, and nothing else. In my area, US Cellular would probably want a crack at some C-Band; there are wireless ISPs around that...
  5. I don't know. My BlackBerry Keyone (Android 7)...

    I don't know. My BlackBerry Keyone (Android 7) phone does the same thing; in a location with "1 bar" (~ -120dbm or so) band 4, I move one way, the band 4 signal increases and speeds rapidly...
  6. The trouble they ran into with the analog...

    The trouble they ran into with the analog shutdown (2008), they had analog-only onstar units in cars up to 2005; the digital upgrade ($15 for a 1X onstar module) was only available for 2002-2005...
  7. In the case of several states, it seems like they...

    In the case of several states, it seems like they largely got 5G coverage guarantees (either by percentage pop, or specific areas where service is currently poor and they'd like better service.) ...
  8. Yeah I'd be happy with an S20; the 5mhz or so of...

    Yeah I'd be happy with an S20; the 5mhz or so of n71 is... well, whatever, it does extend coverage; but the n41 will be sick, they're getting (nationwide average) 150mhz of n41. That's what makes me...
  9. Maybe there's a VoLTE-related account issue on...

    Maybe there's a VoLTE-related account issue on there end? On VZW, there's some account code to indicate the phone is VoLTE-capable; and you "buy" a $0 "HD Voice" item for phones to actually turn...
  10. I was thinking VZW's phones were unlocked; but,...

    I was thinking VZW's phones were unlocked; but, effective June 2019 they got FCC permission to lock phones for 60 days from date of purchase (from VZW) or date of activation (retail) to reduce theft....
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    What is the best phone to get for 5G? None,...

    What is the best phone to get for 5G? None, wait 6 months to a year. The current 5G phones are VERY early models, very expensive, and have VERY poor band support. The S10 5G Sprint model supports...
  12. Should VZW be concerned? Yeah, T-Mo's getting a...

    Should VZW be concerned? Yeah, T-Mo's getting a bunch of 2.5ghz spectrum adding capacity and keeping those in-town speeds nice and high. VZW has not historically had to worry about T-Mo competing...
  13. veriztd is right, it's too early to say. But I...

    veriztd is right, it's too early to say. But I assume if you're ALREADY a paying customer that they're not going to suddenly put on the brakes on.


    Again too early to say. But I can speculate....
  14. I'll agree with VZW losing out in this case. VZW...

    I'll agree with VZW losing out in this case. VZW previously had little to worry about from T-Mo coverage-wise; they had 850mhz networks they inherited, 850mhz spectrum, and 700mhz spectrum (band 13)...
  15. Funny you should mention it, USCC should worry; ...

    Funny you should mention it, USCC should worry; here in Iowa (right in the middle of USCC's midwest market), IWireless ran pretty much a 1900mhz (and AWS) network on 850mhz-spaced sites, and a mix...
  16. I'd guess a lot of the 5G work is largely mmwave...

    I'd guess a lot of the 5G work is largely mmwave band, 4G benefit would be from whatever load switches off it to 5G. But the wifi improvements should benefit everybody.
  17. Well, my view on this... I do view AT&T & T-Mo's...

    Well, my view on this...
    I do view AT&T & T-Mo's rolling a slice of low band 5G as kind of "pissing contest" 5G, that thin slice won't do a lot for real speeds but it lets them show wide area...
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    Well, you can in fact get by on the 600kbps, it's...

    Well, you can in fact get by on the 600kbps, it's much better than 128kbps throttle.


    Would not be surprised; VZW and AT&T have generally competed more with each other than with T-Mo and Sprint;...
  19. I suppose they won't; VZW has no 850 through a...

    I suppose they won't; VZW has no 850 through a good chunk of Wisconsin around Madison. They built out 1900 dense enough to get reasonably good coverage. I assume they'd run DSS on mid band band 2...
  20. My Dad's got the Exalt LTE. Also low-rated. ...

    My Dad's got the Exalt LTE. Also low-rated.

    Honestly it's fine; calls on it sound fine, Dad has no problem using it. He habitually leaves it off all the time when he's not actually making a...
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    Not excusing it, but T-Mo's current low-band 5G...

    Not excusing it, but T-Mo's current low-band 5G is like 5mhz. This 5G is not going to be especially fast right now, it's for showing a bunch of coverage on a map, rather than waiting some months for...
  22. In T-Mo forum they say they plan on DSS basically...

    In T-Mo forum they say they plan on DSS basically ASAP, a matter of months.

    Yes, but for "pissing contest" purposes they also want to show wide 5G coverage as quickly as possible. It's like 5mhz,...
  23. Not going to put up a long post, but agreed. ...

    Not going to put up a long post, but agreed. AT&T wanted DTV for streaming; the streaming service did not take off how they wanted. In fact, they got bad press for adding DirecTVNow to people's...
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    They're the costliest two, not the worst; Sprint...

    They're the costliest two, not the worst; Sprint is solidly in "worst national carrier in the country" position (in reliability, coverage, speed, customer service... basically everything but actual...
  25. Well, at present they carriers are running what I...

    Well, at present they carriers are running what I would dub pissing contest 5G. The mmwave 5G is legit, where they have it; the current lowband 5G is like 5mhz (T-Mo's is 5mhz in 600 or 700mhz,...
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