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5G - Coming to a City Near You (Maybe)

02/23/2017 3:15 PM

Verizon Communications Inc said on Wednesday it would offer its high-speed wireless 5G network to certain customers in 11 U.S. cities in the first half of 2017. Verizon will begin pilot testing 5G "pre-commercial services" in cities, including Atlanta, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Miami, Seattle and Washington, D.C.

The company had said last July that it laid out plans to conduct trials for its 5G network this year. New 5G networks are expected to provide speeds at least 10 times and up to maybe 100 times faster than today's 4G networks, with the potential to connect at least 100 billion devices with download speeds that can reach 10 gigabits per second.

AT&T Inc said in January that it planned to test its high-speed wireless 5G network for customers of its online streaming television service, DirecTv Now, in Austin, Texas.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-verizon-5g-idUSKBN1611S9

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02/23/2017 4:28 PM

T-Mo, meanwhile, is barely limping along where even its 4G service does not work reliably in parts of Austin. It's absolutely dismal.

Switching providers here in a few days.

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02/23/2017 4:56 PM

I use AT&T and have been pretty happy with them, but it really does vary region to region.

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02/23/2017 5:06 PM

Switching to AT&T. It is the only provider whose signal is reliable in the area where I live.

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02/23/2017 5:15 PM

I hear the t.mo cry.. when I go off grid so does my data reception. ..This happens Before other carriers. The fact that I'm off grid... Ish.. makes it OK, but id have to switch were I more country bumpkin.

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02/23/2017 5:39 PM

No cell phone here so no worries about limited or dropped service anywhere.

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02/23/2017 5:45 PM

Damn!.. now that's livin'

Congrats on being able to.

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02/23/2017 6:25 PM

Anyone can do it.

All you gotta do is put the damn phone down and end the service.

Or at least set your sevice up with as minimal of plan as possible so the damn things not good for anything but being a friggin phone that makes phone calls. (it's damn cheap to have a cell phone when it's just a phone.)

The rest, and harder part, is training everyone else to accept you don't have a phone (or at least getting them to think you don't have one) nor want one unless they are providing it for you.

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02/23/2017 8:26 PM

Impossible in business relationships, but otherwise great for homelife.

Congrats on freedom!

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02/24/2017 12:39 PM

I've had company phones before. Cutting down pointless company phone calls isn't hard. Especially outside of work.

Just keep the damn thing turned off or left at work and if anyone fusses tell them it was on your desk or in your work locker or the battery was dead or you were out of service and never got the call notice until it was too late to do anything about it.

As far as I am concerned if I am not on the clock I am not responsible for anything at work or related to work period.

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02/23/2017 6:05 PM

Sorry, still haven't seen any improvement since 2G. All hype & BS.

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02/24/2017 10:59 AM

Not soon for me at my house, for sure. Just got cellphone service up here in the remote "highlands" about 5 years ago. Before that, you had to get up on the roof to try to catch signal from a tower in the valleys - some days okay - most days not. Maybe by 2030????

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