1. gemery#CB's Avatar
    Talking the low band 5g. Anyone know if there are plans to expand this into New England, according to their coverage maps there is zippo coverage in New England..

    Is that just because they do not hold any licenses for the frequency band in New England?
    11-25-2020 01:37 PM
  2. Mooncatt's Avatar
    I can't answer your question, but I'll say fuggetaboutit. I get in and out of their low band 5G daily, and my experience is no different between LTE and 5G. A number of people report slower speeds on 5G. You're really not missing out on anything right now.
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    11-25-2020 02:15 PM
  3. gemery#CB's Avatar
    I agree with what you are saying from what I have read... Just very misleading to say you have nationwide coverage and zippo in six states
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    11-25-2020 03:00 PM
  4. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I agree with what you are saying from what I have read... Just very misleading to say you have nationwide coverage and zippo in six states
    Even in states that do have 5G it's not throughout the state.
    11-25-2020 07:23 PM
  5. cardboard60's Avatar
    Looks like Verizon is pushing people to T-Mobile.
    11-26-2020 02:19 PM
  6. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Looks like Verizon is pushing people to T-Mobile.
    Depends on what you want. I don't care how fast or advanced TMO's network is, I need coverage and they don't have it. Verizon is top dog on coverage.
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    11-26-2020 04:33 PM
  7. cardboard60's Avatar
    I'm retired.
    I can afford anything I want.

    I'm already paying 90.00 a month plus taxes for 2 phones.

    If my phone worked on the moon

    Who cares.
    Nobody except my wife needs to get in touch with me.
    Let her leave a message.

    If its a emergency.
    It can wait.

    What did you do before cell phones.
    11-26-2020 04:51 PM
  8. swebb's Avatar
    What did you do before cell phones.
    We did things differently because we didn't have cell phones. Progress introduces issues that were unknown in prior times. Just like the future will have issues that we can't conceive of now. In any event, the OP is commenting about misleading advertising and statements that Verizon is making concerning 5G rather than the lack of 5G availability, or the need for 5G coverage everywhere.
    11-26-2020 07:00 PM
  9. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Looks like Verizon is pushing people to T-Mobile.
    Why? I have no issues with Verizon regardless of who has the best 5G.
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    11-26-2020 07:05 PM
  10. cardboard60's Avatar
    Why? I have no issues with Verizon regardless of who has the best 5G.
    Bet you live in the big city.

    And not in the country.
    11-26-2020 07:33 PM
  11. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Bet you live in the big city.

    And not in the country.
    I don't live in the big city. I'm in the suburbs but we have good service. Ironically the area I hunt in which is extremely rural finally has service but it's not 5G.
    11-26-2020 07:46 PM
  12. italianotampa's Avatar
    It seems that Verizon took away some of its coverage on their maps. maybe they initially over estimated coverage.
    11-28-2020 07:07 PM
  13. J Dubbs's Avatar
    Why? I have no issues with Verizon regardless of who has the best 5G.
    I agree, I could care less about 5G. As long as the coverage and price work for us I'm happy.
    aximtreo likes this.
    11-29-2020 04:49 AM
  14. cardboard60's Avatar
    If you get 5 G you are gonna get 4G

    Wait a few months.

    T-mobile is gonna get stronger.
    I seen home inspectors come out.
    They have both verizon and T-mobile..they say they will give verizon a right now.
    And give T-mobile a 6

    But T-mobile is coming on strong.
    11-29-2020 09:33 AM
  15. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    Depends on what you want. I don't care how fast or advanced TMO's network is, I need coverage and they don't have it. Verizon is top dog on coverage.
    I have said this for years. VZW does have the best coverage area, at least here in the US. However, what good is having the best coverage area if it's in places you'll never go. Several years ago I compared the VZW and Tmo maps and discovered Tmo had coverage in the same places VZW had that I visit, and a few places Tmo had coverage that VZW didn't (the lake home is one such place). So we switched to Tmo and it's been a great experience so far.

    My point it, compare coverage maps of the area you live in, work in, visit on a regular basis, etc. You may find a better deal with another carrier that you didn't know was available.
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    11-29-2020 09:47 AM
  16. cardboard60's Avatar
    Mr Moderator.
    You say several yes ago..technology has changed.

    T-mobile gave some better pricing earlier in the year.
    They drew some people from At&t.
    Those people are happier with the coverage and pricing.
    They depend on wifi calling at home..their son is on verizon.
    He too can't use his phone in their house.
    He depends on wifi calling.
    They live on the side of a mountain.

    I noticed when they went to T-mobile their signal got better.
    You can hear them much better.
    He works 12 miles away in a small country town.
    11-29-2020 09:57 AM
  17. Almeuit's Avatar
    I actually left Verizon and went to AT&T. Just better deal.. or well really the pricing was the same due to work discount but I get full HD on AT&T, 100 GB de-priortization and 30 GB of hotspot a line. Verizon was 720/22 GB de-priortization, and 15 GB hotspot.

    Plans and carriers just vary from person to person. For me this worked out but for others they are on T-Mobile or even prepay for the super cheap. For 5G though I don't think anyone is King yet. It will take a few years for it to be the true norm.
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    11-29-2020 06:24 PM
  18. consultant1027's Avatar
    Verizon confirmed with me that the new Samsung S20 phones are not enabled to connect to the 5G Nationwide Network only the 5G UW network in cities, so everywhere else they show 5G on their coverage map I get an LTE+ connection. Which as most have pointed out, it's really no better than the 5G low/mid band speeds.

    But I'm wondering what current models Verizon sells ARE enabled for their low/mid band 5G? You would think the Samsung Flagship phones would be one of them!

    This seems to me they are creating a potential customer service nightmare because they are hyping the 5G capabilities to sell new phones and sign up new subscribers when in reality it sounds like many of their customers are not going to see any 5G indicator on their 5G phone (depending on their model) when they are outside the UW network but inside the Nationwide 5G network. Seems like you'd have a lot of customers that don't understand what's going on asking WTF? Where's my 5G?
    J Dubbs likes this.
    12-01-2020 01:45 PM
  19. Rukbat's Avatar
    1. Verizon "5G" is 4G LTE Enhanced. The speed is hardly faster than 4G LTE (when they're not congested - with congestion either one is anyone's guess).

    2. Verizon has 5G in cities, but not outside of cities. Not even in small cities or large towns. They cover the majority of people, but not the majority of area.
    J Dubbs likes this.
    12-04-2020 02:33 PM

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