04-25-2017 11:21 PM
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  1. LineKill's Avatar
    5G is coming sooner than I thought it would, however, this is not true 5G.

    http://www.droid-life.com/2017/04/25...s-austin-live/
    04-25-2017 11:12 AM
  2. Almeuit's Avatar
    More so Faux 5G (as they say in the article) but nonetheless ... Still faster speeds for those in that area. Pretty cool .
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    04-25-2017 11:19 AM
  3. Dhawk1202's Avatar
    It looks like it's more of an upgrade to 4g as apposed to true 5g. In other words, a marketing ploy by AT&T which just brings their speeds up to what Tmobile has been doing for awhile.
    LineKill likes this.
    04-25-2017 11:20 AM
  4. LineKill's Avatar
    More so Faux 5G (as they say in the article) but nonetheless ... Still faster speeds for those in that area. Pretty cool .
    It may not be true 5G, but it is a step in the right direction and the S8 can handle it. That's one of the nice things going for the S8, network future proof.
    04-25-2017 11:25 AM
  5. LineKill's Avatar
    It looks like it's more of an upgrade to 4g as apposed to true 5g. In other words, a marketing ploy by AT&T which just brings their speeds up to what Tmobile has been doing for awhile.
    Here is an article that states exactly what you are saying.

    http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/04...lete-bull****/
    04-25-2017 11:29 AM
  6. Almeuit's Avatar
    It may not be true 5G, but it is a step in the right direction and the S8 can handle it. That's one of the nice things going for the S8, network future proof.
    Agreed step in the right direction but as your article above this post says .. It is BS to call it 5G. AT&T just wants the marketing to consumers to act as if they upgraded their network ahead of others (except they're playing catch up).
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    04-25-2017 11:33 AM
  7. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    It looks like it's more of an upgrade to 4g as apposed to true 5g. In other words, a marketing ploy by AT&T which just brings their speeds up to what Tmobile has been doing for awhile.
    T Mobile is hardly comparable with their serious lack of coverage area.
    04-25-2017 11:34 AM
  8. LineKill's Avatar
    Agreed step in the right direction but as your article above this post says .. It is BS to call it 5G. AT&T just wants the marketing to consumers to act as if they upgraded their network ahead of others (except they're playing catch up).
    This is so true, it is a marketing ploy and will most likely work. Most people, including myself, do not know much about networks and will be none the wiser.
    04-25-2017 11:37 AM
  9. Deke218's Avatar
    Mobile is hardly comparable with their serious lack of coverage area.
    I'll put my T-Mobile speeds up against ATT in NYC any day off the week. Hardly comparable? Yeah right.
    04-25-2017 11:40 AM
  10. Matty's Avatar
    As far as I know, in order to call your network 5G it need to meet the minimum of 100mbps speed. I think many networks in the next couple years will start advertising 'LTE advanced' or '4G+" and only around 2020 / 2021 will we start to see some 5G networks in small areas.

    There is still a lot of work to be done. I'm personally quite happy with my current connection, so this isn't really on my radar at the moment.
    04-25-2017 11:46 AM
  11. LineKill's Avatar
    Here is a really good article by Daniel Bader of Android Central.

    http://m.androidcentral.com/att-has-...obile-industry
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    04-25-2017 11:48 AM
  12. Almeuit's Avatar
    As far as I know, in order to call your network 5G it need to meet the minimum of 100mbps speed. I think many networks in the next couple years will start advertising 'LTE advanced' or '4G+" and only around 2020 / 2021 will we start to see some 5G networks in small areas.

    There is still a lot of work to be done. I'm personally quite happy with my current connection, so this isn't really on my radar at the moment.
    You need 1,000 Mbps (Gigabit) not 100 Mbps.
    04-25-2017 11:49 AM
  13. Almeuit's Avatar
    This is so true, it is a marketing ploy and will most likely work. Most people, including myself, do not know much about networks and will be none the wiser.
    Yeah most consumers won't know .. The ones who come here though may understand better since we will try and advise what is true / not true .
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    04-25-2017 11:49 AM
  14. LineKill's Avatar
    Yeah most consumers won't know .. The ones who come here though may understand better since we will try and advise what is true / not true .
    Thanks to you, and others, I am learning a lot myselfツ
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    04-25-2017 11:51 AM
  15. jjinal's Avatar
    Call it whatever you like, I just want it in Bham.
    04-25-2017 11:56 AM
  16. brau0303's Avatar
    This kind of reminds me of when 3g started rolling out (carriers calling it 3g but was actually 2.5g) All marketing...
    But we will get there..

    Cheers
    BR
    04-25-2017 11:57 AM
  17. jjinal's Avatar
    When LTE went live in Bham I was using a S2 Skyrocket. Fortunately I chose it over the iPhone 4s that year. I was driving to work one morning and looked down at my phone and there it was, LTE were it usually said 4g. Good times!
    04-25-2017 11:59 AM
  18. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    I'll put my T-Mobile speeds up against ATT in NYC any day off the week. Hardly comparable? Yeah right.
    Not talking about speeds. Talking about T-Mobile's terrible lack of coverage area. That speed is gone as soon as you step out of their tiny bubble.
    04-25-2017 04:54 PM
  19. AdamHLG's Avatar
    This kind of reminds me of when 3g started rolling out (carriers calling it 3g but was actually 2.5g) All marketing...
    But we will get there..

    Cheers
    BR
    And more recently HSPA+ which was taunted as 4G when us Verizon folks "in the know" smugly realized we had the only real 4G on Verizon LTE
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    04-25-2017 05:54 PM
  20. TylerLV76's Avatar
    T Mobile is hardly comparable with their serious lack of coverage area.
    So you did read they got the 600 spectrum right?
    04-25-2017 06:45 PM
  21. TylerLV76's Avatar
    Not talking about speeds. Talking about T-Mobile's terrible lack of coverage area. That speed is gone as soon as you step out of their tiny bubble.
    Their bubble has gotten significantly larger. It's the only carrier in my State that has coverage across the entire state, including in some of the most rural areas where no other provider cares about reaching.

    It isn't the T-Mobile of 3-4 years ago.
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    04-25-2017 06:48 PM
  22. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    Not very good in my area. I was on tmobile for a long time. I really like their service but just not expansive here.
    04-25-2017 07:01 PM
  23. KupKrazy's Avatar
    AT&T did the same thing when they unveiled their 4G which was really not 4G - at least what was known to be 4G at the time. It was a bit deceiving to say the least.
    04-25-2017 07:23 PM
  24. AdamHLG's Avatar
    AT&T did the same thing when they unveiled their 4G which was really not 4G - at least what was known to be 4G at the time. It was a bit deceiving to say the least.
    I just said that a few posts up :-) HSPA+ was at the time the AT&T fake 4G.
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    04-25-2017 08:20 PM
  25. KupKrazy's Avatar
    I just said that a few posts up :-) HSPA+ was at the time the AT&T fake 4G.
    Haha Ooops! It so easy to miss posts on Tapatalk! Sorry!
    04-25-2017 08:29 PM
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