1. Chris Cook5's Avatar
    I just noticed the 5G signal on my iPhone 11.
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    03-14-2020 09:09 AM
  2. Bla1ze's Avatar
    I just noticed the 5G signal on my iPhone 11.
    5Ge is not real 5G. That's just AT&T being misleading. - https://forums.imore.com/iphone-11-p...hone-11-a.html
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    03-14-2020 11:14 AM
  3. Wotchered's Avatar
    Your 11 is capable of using AT&T’s scam 5g which isn’t 5g at all.
    03-14-2020 01:35 PM
  4. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    I just noticed the 5G signal on my iPhone 11.
    It's nice to see the icon, just to know it's there.

    Wish Tmobile would git-r-done here.
    03-14-2020 01:40 PM
  5. Annie_M's Avatar
    5Ge is not real 5G. That's just AT&T being misleading. - https://forums.imore.com/iphone-11-p...hone-11-a.html
    Exactly! I’ve had 5Ge on my iPhone for several months. 5Ge is basically the same thing as LTE.
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    03-14-2020 01:50 PM
  6. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    It's nice to see the icon, just to know it's there.

    Wish Tmobile would git-r-done here.
    T-Mobile does have their low band 5G built out nationwide. If you want to use it right now you need OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition, a Samsung Galaxy S20 series, or a Galaxy Note 10 5G.
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    03-15-2020 12:27 AM
  7. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    T-Mobile does have their low band 5G built out nationwide. If you want to use it right now you need OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition, a Samsung Galaxy S20 series, or a Galaxy Note 10 5G.
    Well that’s not gonna happen so I’ll just have to take your word for it.
    03-15-2020 08:27 AM
  8. sinime's Avatar
    Yeah, ATT misleading people...

    I want to say I saw 5g on my Xr when passing through Bastrope, TX.
    03-15-2020 12:25 PM
  9. JandN2639's Avatar
    It's nice to see the icon, just to know it's there.

    Wish Tmobile would git-r-done here.
    5G may not ever get done. It requires cell tower placement very close together, which would be a problem in at least many communities and other areas.
    03-16-2020 09:17 AM
  10. Wotchered's Avatar
    5G may not ever get done. It requires cell tower placement very close together, which would be a problem in at least many communities and other areas.
    I think that this is probably the truth. It won’t get done. I live in England, it is a comparatively small area but rural connectivity is very poor. But we certainly don’t want masts every quarter mile in all directions, we already have electricity pylons and wind turbines all over the place. For everywhere but urban use 5g seems to be a wrong turning.
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    03-17-2020 11:41 AM
  11. JandN2639's Avatar
    I think that this is probably the truth. It won’t get done. I live in England, it is a comparatively small area but rural connectivity is very poor. But we certainly don’t want masts every quarter mile in all directions, we already have electricity pylons and wind turbines all over the place. For everywhere but urban use 5g seems to be a wrong turning.
    Even in urban and suburban areas, it's just not feasible. Streets and buildings would have to have towers in their midst, and in at least Chicago and New York City (I live in the US), it would require a complete overhaul. In rural areas, it would disrupt farming. In forests and natural parks--you get the idea.
    03-17-2020 11:48 AM
  12. sinime's Avatar
    Well, supposedly there are 2 flavors of 5G.... T-Mobile is going with the lower frequency that has better range/coverage (needs less towers) but has slower speeds. Verizon is going with the high speed version that has less range/coverage.
    03-18-2020 04:28 AM
  13. tekjunkie28's Avatar
    Exactly! I’ve had 5Ge on my iPhone for several months. 5Ge is basically the same thing as LTE.
    It’s not even basically. It’s EXACTLY the same thing.
    03-24-2020 05:27 PM
  14. tekjunkie28's Avatar
    I think that this is probably the truth. It won’t get done. I live in England, it is a comparatively small area but rural connectivity is very poor. But we certainly don’t want masts every quarter mile in all directions, we already have electricity pylons and wind turbines all over the place. For everywhere but urban use 5g seems to be a wrong turning.
    5G can be done over any wave length of spectrum. The mmWave is what “5G” has been marketed as but that is solely for inner city and venues.

    5G doesn’t need to be “done” and it’s never been talked up as being a upgrade to 4G/LTE. It’s going to be Mostly a second network. It’s just to add capacity.

    When talking about fixed wireless then 5G is a different beast altogether and I’m sorta excited for fixed wireless 5G. I’m not excited about potential caps and cost. But we need all the competition we can get.
    03-24-2020 05:33 PM
  15. Al Paca's Avatar
    AT&T saying 5Ge is no different than any other company saying LTE.

    LTE was developed or “Long Term Evolution” for carriers fast than 3G but not fast enough to be considered 4G. So unless your phone says 4G or 4G LTE you are still not even at 4G.

    5Ge is the same. It is much faster than 4G but not fast enough to be called 5G. So it’s called 5g Evolution. It’s not a scam. AT&T has never advertised a 5G network.

    That said Verizon and T-Mobile have run commercial ads like crazy for 5G while T-Mobile does truly have 5G speeds it’s only for a few phones.
    03-24-2020 07:13 PM
  16. doogald's Avatar
    It is much faster than 4G but not fast enough to be called 5G. So it’s called 5g Evolution. It’s not a scam. AT&T has never advertised a 5G network.
    I think it is a scam; it is not 5G, as you say, so it shouldn't be called 5Ge. It should be called 4Ge if it is enhanced LTE, or eLTE. NOT 5Ge.

    Since AT&T did this with calling their 3G network 4Ge several years ago, it's in keeping with their scamishness.
    03-25-2020 10:10 AM
  17. Ed7789's Avatar
    It already had a name: LTE Advanced (or LTE-A), which is actual 4G.
    03-25-2020 11:32 AM

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