1. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Here in Orlando, 5GUW is available in certain sections of the city whereas 5G low band is pretty much available everywhere minus the dead spots that every city has.

    With that being said, I’m with Verizon. 5GUW for T-Mobile appears to be more prevalent here from what I see from friends and colleagues that use its service. What about you?
    01-08-2022 03:15 PM
  2. Annie_M's Avatar
    5G seems to be readily available in the Dayton area!
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    01-08-2022 04:53 PM
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    01-08-2022 05:31 PM
  4. TgeekB's Avatar
    I think in Niagara Falls. Otherwise 5g which is just fine.
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    01-08-2022 05:36 PM
  5. Ed7789's Avatar
    I don't have a 5G phone, so I can't test out my carrier's claims.

    According to them, 5G is generally available in my area. But there are significant gaps in coverage, even in the second biggest region in the country.
    As for 5G UW, Apple doesn't sell any iPhones compatible with those bands outside the USA, and carriers have no mention of it on their coverage maps whatsoever. Not that it would change a whole lot with our measly bandwidth allowances.
    Last edited by Ed7789; 01-09-2022 at 10:26 AM.
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    01-08-2022 08:51 PM
  6. pr1nce's Avatar
    5G is available in my area. 5GUW is not.
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    01-09-2022 01:10 AM
  7. Momof2_1711's Avatar
    Both are available in my area. I’m with Verizon and only used 5GUW when I was in Baltimore, MD.
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    01-09-2022 01:12 AM
  8. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    I get 5g just about every where in the Seattle/suburbs area, with a hefty sprinkling of 5g UC in places with T-mobile. Let me tell you when you hit those towers with the 5g UC, I have speed tests range between 450mbs to 1.5 GBs ...
    01-09-2022 09:09 AM
  9. TgeekB's Avatar
    Isn’t UC for more congested areas? Like near a downtown area or a stadium? Is it something that will eventually be everywhere?
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    01-09-2022 09:19 AM
  10. imwjl's Avatar
    It's mostly in very dense population areas with some at places I'll call landmarks such as stadiums, arenas and airports. It lines some busy city center streets and pedestrian malls.

    All the 5g is clearly a work in progress. I frequent places in Verizon's "5G Nationwide" map only getting LTE, get 5G when the map only shows LTE. Traveling this past summer in an ultra wide area without that Ultra Wide in my plan, my 12 Pro Max got unseen/unheard performance.

    All this has me more curious with Verizon's map stating expanded coverage coming this month where I assume you need a newer plan than ours.
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    01-09-2022 09:23 AM
  11. Mr Segundus's Avatar
    I get 5G UC for T-Mobile all over MSP. I've only seen a couple of 5G-only "dead spots".

    I switched to T-Mo from Verizon back in October and I've been really happy with the service.
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    01-09-2022 11:09 AM
  12. Just_Me_D's Avatar

    I switched to T-Mo from Verizon back in October and I've been really happy with the service.
    I’ve been tempted on a few occasions to switch to T-mobile. I was a customer when it was also called Voicestream and Aerial and I recall the service being good, but not better than Verizon back then.

    I may pull the trigger and switch sometime this year, but we’ll see.
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    01-09-2022 11:33 AM
  13. Quis89's Avatar
    5GUWB is available in certain areas in my city but not everywhere. Fortunately, the area in which I work has it so I get to test it out daily. It's pretty fast. But it's only good outdoors. When inside, it's not as great.
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    01-09-2022 11:58 AM
  14. Mr Segundus's Avatar
    I’ve been tempted on a few occasions to switch to T-mobile. I was a customer when it was also called Voicestream and Aerial and I recall the service being good, but not better than Verizon back then.

    I may pull the trigger and switch sometime this year, but we’ll see.
    I switched to T-Mobile when they offered up to $1,000 to pay off your phone from your current network back in October and they paid off most of what I owed for my iPhone 13 Pro Max. It was a no-brainer, to me, to switch.
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    01-09-2022 01:09 PM
  15. TgeekB's Avatar
    My only experience with T-mobile is with Project Fi. It was horrible in my area.
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    01-09-2022 03:18 PM
  16. Momof2_1711's Avatar
    I was just thinking of trying out T-Mobile again on eSim.
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    01-09-2022 07:20 PM
  17. grover5's Avatar
    I get 5G UC for T-Mobile all over MSP. I've only seen a couple of 5G-only "dead spots".

    I switched to T-Mo from Verizon back in October and I've been really happy with the service.
    I get 5G UC all over MSP in T-Mobile too. Very happy with it.
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    01-10-2022 01:59 AM
  18. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    With high frequency spectrum, you get amazing speeds but with poor range (coverage). With low frequency spectrum, you get amazing range but with average to low speeds. Between these frequencies is middle frequency spectrum, which is a nice balance of range and speed.

    Verizon chose to initially focus on high frequency mmWave 5G while T-Mobile focused on middle frequency. Verizon hasn't turned on the mid-band frequencies yet, which is why T-Mobile has better 5GUW coverage right now. Once that happens, most areas with regular 5G will turn into 5GUW.

    I recommend waiting until after Verizon turns on the C-Band before deciding to switch.
    Last edited by iOS Gravity; 01-14-2022 at 02:13 AM. Reason: spelling
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    01-14-2022 01:06 AM
  19. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    With high frequency spectrum, you get amazing speeds but with poor range (coverage). With low frequency spectrum, you get amazing range but with average to low speeds. Between these frequencies is middle frequency spectrum, which is a nice balance of range and speed.

    Verizon chose to initially focus on high frequency mmWave 5G while T-Mobile focused on middle frequency. Verizon hasn't turned on the mid-band frequencies yet, which is why T-Mobile has better 5GUW coverage right now. Once that happens, most areas with regular 5G will turn into 5GUW.

    I recommend waiting until after Verizon turns on the C-Band before deciding to switch.
    Welcome back! It’s been a while …
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    01-14-2022 07:43 AM
  20. kataran's Avatar
    Strong signal in the city and some surrounding suburbs here in RI
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    01-18-2022 10:28 PM
  21. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    No. We don't have any kind of 5G!
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