1. Tartarus's Avatar
    I blame Apple for displaying fake network.
    I blame you for buying a device that lets anyone display anything.
    phlamethrowre likes this.
    11-18-2019 11:05 AM
  2. phlamethrowre's Avatar
    Actually, it does not. It says 5Ge (the capital E is in a smaller font size)

    If it was truly 5G there would be no ‘E’ next to the 5G.

    Like others said, AT&T only does this to show that they’re using the latest LTE technology for their cellular data connection. It has nothing to do with the upcoming 5G.
    I already knew all that I just like reading all the AT&T bashing on the subject. 🤪
    aximtreo likes this.
    11-18-2019 03:07 PM
  3. Jude526's Avatar
    Verizon has released 5G in some areas in Phoenix
    11-25-2019 12:58 AM
  4. ivantwilliams's Avatar
    So, even with the Samsung Note 10+, same thing, no ‘real’ 5G?
    11-28-2019 01:51 PM
  5. Tartarus's Avatar
    So, even with the Samsung Note 10+, same thing, no ‘real’ 5G?
    It’s known that some carriers have a few areas with ‘real’ 5G coverage.
    Unless you have a 5G capable phone and are in that area, you will be on anything but 5G.
    aximtreo likes this.
    11-28-2019 02:14 PM
  6. phlamethrowre's Avatar
    Seems pretty fast for LTE
    12-09-2019 04:09 PM
  7. NemiMangal's Avatar
    i agree
    12-10-2019 03:27 AM
  8. strikeIII's Avatar
    I'm probably the minority here, but TBH I'm not for this 5G stuff and I will tell you why.
    I'm fine with LTE radio performance. It allows me to do what I need to do and the balance of battery life and speed is satisfactory.
    Instead of investing billions into 5G, perhaps better LTE coverage and increased backhaul capacity would be better for the consumer.
    Nevermind that 5G devices are going to be far more costly in the near future, need more battery capacity to work satisfactorily (and still have inferior battery life that we enjoy NOW!), be thicker and heavier. All for what? Bragging about 1+ Gbps speed tests and downloading fortnight or whatever tickles one's frenzy in a few seconds vs. a minute? Don't forget to achieve those speeds you're gonna have to be within a stone's throw from the antenna! Meanwhile your battery % drops like the gas gauge in a muscle car after doing some stoplight burnouts! :P

    p.s. I can hit nearly 1Gbps speeds BOTH up AND down now on wifi hosted on a 2.5Gbps handout.
    I don’t look at it from a device only perspective. With 5G I can actually have more options in my area for internet providers. With a 5G hotspot I can use that for my home internet.
    12-16-2019 04:52 PM
  9. Al Paca's Avatar
    The article explains exactly what I said, an enhanced version of LTE. Now is it misleading? Yes because on a consumer level they naturally wouldn't know the difference unless they ask someone informative or do some research.
    Here’s the thing though. LTE or Long Term Evolution has existed for years and the same thing was done by companies moving from 3G to 4G. In fact it still exists today. In the early days of 4G there were companies that were far faster and advanced than 3G but just missed the mark to be allowed to say 4G so they were allowed to use the term “Long Term Evolution” or as we know it LTE to illustrate the advancement over 3G.

    Thus, even to this day networks on 4 LTE are not even true 4G. This is what AT&T has done. While AT&T is not running 5G on devices that say 5Ge, they are running at far greater speeds with network enhancements greater than 4G. The e simply stands for Evolution. Whether AT&T is trying to pass it off as true 5G is a separate issue. But 5Ge is clearly ahead of 4G or AT&T would have been fined months ago.
    ivantwilliams likes this.
    12-16-2019 07:47 PM
  10. cornettbr's Avatar
    All I know is when my phone says 5GE it becomes unusable every time. I hate ATT.
    tippmann15 likes this.
    01-07-2020 10:07 PM
  11. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    01-08-2020 05:33 AM
  12. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    All I know is when my phone says 5GE it becomes unusable every time. I hate ATT.
    Have you called AT&T and reported your issues with 5Ge?
    scruffypig likes this.
    01-08-2020 01:58 PM
  13. cornettbr's Avatar
    Have you called AT&T and reported your issues with 5Ge?
    Many, many times.
    01-11-2020 05:35 AM
  14. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Many, many times.
    What did they say? And how, exactly, does it become unusable?
    01-14-2020 02:09 PM
  15. Annie_M's Avatar
    My iPhone shows 5Ge quite often, and I've never had an issue.
    01-14-2020 03:12 PM
  16. cornettbr's Avatar
    What did they say? And how, exactly, does it become unusable?
    It becomes unusable in the sense of not being able to make a phone call or use any data.
    02-21-2020 04:26 PM
  17. Al Paca's Avatar
    It becomes unusable in the sense of not being able to make a phone call or use any data.
    My AT&T iPhone 11 Pro is always in 5Ge and I haven’t dropped a call or lost data connection is an incredibly long time. I also rarely use WiFi as I find 5Ge to be faster for most of what I do. Sorry for your troubles, but it must be a device setting or phone issue that needs fixing.
    02-27-2020 09:01 PM
  18. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    Well if T-Mobile ever gets 5G in my area I’ll let you all know how it works.
    02-28-2020 05:31 AM
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