1. unipenguin's Avatar
    In April 2019, I bought an S10 from AT&T. When I used it, a 5G icon showed in the upper right hand corner.

    Fast forward to 2022. Instead of having battery replaced in the S10, I got a new phone and sold the S10 on eBay.

    Now, I'm told by the buyer that it isn't a 5g phone.

    So why the heck did it show the 5g icon?

    I'm perturbed. And quite possibly I'm also a doofus.

    Anyone able to correct me?
    05-18-2022 03:58 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    First, do you remember if it was actually an S10 5G? There was an S10 that didn't have 5G. Before AT&T even started rolling out their true 5G network, they rebranded their 4G as "5Ge," so is that what you might have seen?

    Also, is the buyer using it on AT&T, or another carrier/
    BerryBubbles and unipenguin like this.
    05-18-2022 04:02 PM
  3. unipenguin's Avatar
    Oh crap. I'll bet it was the first model, because we got these at the very beginning of the AT&T 5g push. I sent the box and manuals etc with the phone, so I can't answer your question to either of our satisfaction.
    They are using it on ATT, but are apparently out on the middle of nowhere.
    05-18-2022 04:08 PM
  4. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    AT&T is shady. They called their improved 3G network 4G before they had LTE and did similar with 5G before having actual 5G.
    05-18-2022 06:43 PM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Oh crap. I'll bet it was the first model, because we got these at the very beginning of the AT&T 5g push. I sent the box and manuals etc with the phone, so I can't answer your question to either of our satisfaction.
    They are using it on ATT, but are apparently out on the middle of nowhere.
    You could ask them to look in the Settings>About Phone menu and see which model number it is. The S10 without 5G is SM-G973, while the S10 5G is SM-G977: https://www.techwalls.com/samsung-ga...7-differences/
    05-18-2022 07:21 PM
  6. unipenguin's Avatar
    I found a picture of the phone settings. Yep.... It's SM-G973

    Thank you for your assistance! If you'll excuse you, I've got an eBay auction I have to reverse.
    05-19-2022 12:05 AM
  7. unipenguin's Avatar
    I fell for it hook line and sinker!
    tismydroid likes this.
    05-19-2022 12:06 AM

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