10-21-2020 02:02 PM
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  1. husslord's Avatar
    Sorry for the newbie threads. Anyone know if it's possible to turn off 5G on the Ultra?
    10-20-2020 01:45 PM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    The question is why you'd want to. It doesn't cost anything if the tower you connect to isn't using 5G. And you get better service if it is. (Don't listen to the hype - 5G is a method of encoding the signal, it's no more dangerous than hearing someone speak French. mmWAVE (with any encoding method, even analog, which is no encoding) may be dangerous, we don't have enough experience to know, but you can't turn individual frequencies in the phone on and off.
    10-20-2020 01:56 PM
  3. husslord's Avatar
    Curious I'm just messing around with it as I try to get samsung messaging app to work on my Mac since side sync is giving me issues. I like to keep the stock app for my watch.
    10-20-2020 02:29 PM
  4. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    Samsung phone battery drains quickly on 5G servic

    https://forums.androidcentral.com/e?...token=ToS4Bmy1

    Next year 5G should be part of SoC, it is not now, which will help with battery and power and free up a tiny slice of space.

    Also,

    "RootMetrics also picked up on an issue in its national tests. When a 5G phone’s service is “mixed” — having to drop from 5G to 4G because the signal isn’t strong — median download speeds dropped to about half of regular 4G LTE speeds."

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/techn...9/08/5g-speed/
    10-20-2020 03:01 PM
  5. Mike Dee's Avatar
    The question is why you'd want to. It doesn't cost anything if the tower you connect to isn't using 5G. And you get better service if it is. (Don't listen to the hype - 5G is a method of encoding the signal, it's no more dangerous than hearing someone speak French. mmWAVE (with any encoding method, even analog, which is no encoding) may be dangerous, we don't have enough experience to know, but you can't turn individual frequencies in the phone on and off.
    Some 5G signals are slow right now and some carriers allow you to disable 5G
    10-20-2020 03:08 PM
  6. Rukbat's Avatar
    But does the phone allow you to change the encoding (which is what "disable 5G" means) if you're the normal user?
    10-20-2020 03:17 PM
  7. mustang7757's Avatar
    But does the phone allow you to change the encoding (which is what "disable 5G" means) if you're the normal user?
    Example on Tmobile

    Turning off 5G on att-screenshot_20201020-152350_call-20settings.jpeg
    10-20-2020 03:24 PM
  8. Rukbat's Avatar
    If the user understands that changing roaming changes non-roaming too.

    But handy for us to know, if anyone asks. Thanks.
    10-20-2020 03:27 PM
  9. Mike Dee's Avatar
    If the user understands that changing roaming changes non-roaming too.

    But handy for us to know, if anyone asks. Thanks.
    The data roaming is a separate toggle under Mobile Networks that @mustang7757 is displaying
    10-20-2020 03:42 PM
  10. NIZMOZ44's Avatar
    As far as I am aware, there isn't a way to turn it off on ATT. I just looked under mobile networks, we don't have that option T-Mobile has.
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    10-20-2020 03:43 PM
  11. Mike Dee's Avatar
    As far as I am aware, there isn't a way to turn it off on ATT. I just looked under mobile networks, we don't have that option T-Mobile has.
    Neither does Verizon.

    To go one worse than....my stepson is buying an iphone 12 and Verizon is forcing him into a new plan that includes 5G even though 5G isn't available where he lives. I told him to use his old SIM to avoid changing plans but he already set the wheels in motion.
    10-20-2020 03:48 PM
  12. Rukbat's Avatar
    The data roaming is a separate toggle
    I understand that, Mike. And now, according to NZMOZ44, you can't do that on AT&T. All just information we have to keep for future questions. (I have a little "customer service" type of list of answers to Android questions - this thread is on it.)
    10-20-2020 03:49 PM
  13. mustang7757's Avatar
    As far as I am aware, there isn't a way to turn it off on ATT. I just looked under mobile networks, we don't have that option T-Mobile has.
    No
    I tested with my Att sim , can't change it
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    10-20-2020 03:50 PM
  14. Mike Dee's Avatar
    No
    I tested with my Att sim , can't change it
    #VerizonSux
    #TMobileSux2
    #AT&TSuxMore
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    10-20-2020 03:56 PM
  15. NIZMOZ44's Avatar
    Neither does Verizon.

    To go one worse than....my stepson is buying an iphone 12 and Verizon is forcing him into a new plan that includes 5G even though 5G isn't available where he lives. I told him to use his old SIM to avoid changing plans but he already set the wheels in motion.
    Oh no. That's not good.
    10-20-2020 03:56 PM
  16. mustang7757's Avatar
    #VerizonSux
    #TMobileSux2
    #AT&TSuxMore
    We need a new carrier lol
    10-20-2020 03:57 PM
  17. Mike Dee's Avatar
    We need a new carrier lol
    Mint.....lol
    10-20-2020 03:59 PM
  18. cardboard60's Avatar
    I'm in the woods.
    I got a good signal on Verizon.
    10-20-2020 04:29 PM
  19. mustang7757's Avatar
    Mint.....lol
    🪑
    10-20-2020 04:33 PM
  20. husslord's Avatar
    If att didn't give me such a discount I would have stayed with T-Mobile.
    10-20-2020 04:35 PM
  21. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Neither does Verizon.

    To go one worse than....my stepson is buying an iphone 12 and Verizon is forcing him into a new plan that includes 5G even though 5G isn't available where he lives. I told him to use his old SIM to avoid changing plans but he already set the wheels in motion.
    Odd regarding the iPhone. When I bought my V60, they didn't force me into a 5G plan.

    I saw someone post recently that on Verizon, 5G falls under the "Global" network setting, and setting to "LTE/CDMA" deactivates 5G. I personally don't feel like paying extra for a service I'm rarely in or care to use, so I haven't tested it.
    10-20-2020 04:55 PM
  22. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Odd regarding the iPhone. When I bought my V60, they didn't force me into a 5G plan.

    I saw someone post recently that on Verizon, 5G falls under the "Global" network setting, and setting to "LTE/CDMA" deactivates 5G. I personally don't feel like paying extra for a service I'm rarely in or care to use, so I haven't tested it.
    It's possible because the 5G Nationwide wasn't turned on yet they didn't push it with the LG.

    Changing it to CDMA reverts back to 5G according to that same poster unless we're talking about two different people
    10-20-2020 09:33 PM
  23. stackberry369's Avatar
    #VerizonSux
    #TMobileSux2
    #AT&TSuxMore
    #SprintSuxNomore lol
    mustang7757 and J Dubbs like this.
    10-20-2020 10:42 PM
  24. mustang7757's Avatar
    #SprintSuxNomore lol
    Lol
    10-20-2020 11:01 PM
  25. buzzy3970's Avatar
    Unfortunately he might not be able to. Case in point when I recieved my Z fold 2 for Verizon from Samsung I had to use the sim that came with the phone although I already had a 5g sim from my Ultra. On top of that they still charged me an upgrade fee. It should let him purchase the phone without upgrading to a 5g plan though as I have gUdp and it allows me to upgrade without changing plans although I have not tried purchasing the 12.
    Neither does Verizon.

    To go one worse than....my stepson is buying an iphone 12 and Verizon is forcing him into a new plan that includes 5G even though 5G isn't available where he lives. I told him to use his old SIM to avoid changing plans but he already set the wheels in motion.
    10-21-2020 07:09 AM
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