5G Service...Anybody Have This?

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  1. krel

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    the one thing i know about the whole home broadband is it's faster than doing it on the cell phone depending on things like location distance from the towers ect ect. the home modem router have ports for voip even an alarm system to be hooked into as well. it has alexa built into as well and so do the wifi extenders
     
  2. TheRatPatrol

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    Holy fast internet Batman!
     
  3. compnurd

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    Other way around. The home is capped at 1gig or 940Mbps. It it faster on a cell phone
     
  4. krel

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    Not my experience
     
  5. Rich

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    Okay, it seems that LA has it, that's the other side of the country. Does anyone have it on the East Coast or is this another FIOS?

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  6. WestDC

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    I suggest you do a search of "AT&T 5G Coverage Map" it will show 5g coverage over the entire usa at least for their Network --or search any wireless "MAP"
     
  7. Rich

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    Isn't that for cell phone service rather than service in the home? I want to know how well it works in the home.

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  8. James Long

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    Fixed service should be better (external antennas properly installed). I would expect indoor coverage to be worse ... which is why the external antenna is important.
     
  9. billsharpe

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    Download is fantastic. Upload looks pretty puny to me.
     
  10. inkahauts

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    Sadly not quite true. Some areas of Los Angeles have it. Not all as it’s not in my area so I can’t even compare pricing and speeds to spectrum. Other than upload though my spectrum speeds are great.
     
  11. compnurd

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    Upload is still still using 4G
     
  12. compnurd

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    Your only bet on the east coast I think is like Manhattan so far
     
  13. Rich

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    I can see Manhattan from my roof. Might as well be a million miles away.

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  14. Rich

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    Yeah, I waited and waited on FIOS, never got it. Looking toward the same thing happening with 5G.

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  15. Rich

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    What I recall from videos is a box on the pole near your home and receivers in the home. Is that what you mean by "fixed service"?

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  16. James Long

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    What I am referring to is a cellular device and antenna permanently installed in a home (or business) - as opposed to a portable hot spot or phone. The antenna is usually mounted outside (roof or wall) with cellular modem inside the building providing Ethernet or Wi-Fi connections.
     
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  17. Rich

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    Yup, that's a better description of what I meant. And that's what I want.

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  18. techguy88

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    So when I got the Samsung Galaxy Note20 5G on its release day AT&T had just rolled out 5G in my area the week before. At first the 5G areas had slightly slower download speeds than 4G LTE however the uploads on 5G were way higher than 4G LTE.

    Now they have kinda normalized the last test I did yesterday for 4G LTE got 44 Mbps download and 3.55 Mbps upload. 5G got 67.8 Mbps download with 20.6 Mbps upload. I can tell a difference now in 5G areas because my stuff does load quicker on the Note20 5G in 5G areas than in 4G LTE areas. Verizon doesn't offer any 5G service in my area.
     

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