Macaulay Culkin, 22 Aug 2021All these new generation speeds are for planned obsolescence. They usually eliminate it after ... moreI admit but what about the costing?
4G LTE is cheaper than 3G and 5G to run, and still its potential speeds are never touched properly. (cheaper than 5G because it still has tower range, which lacks severely in proper 5G. More towers = more expense)
Even basic 4G hardware can do 50 mbps upload and 150 mbps download.
which is 6 MB/ sec upload and 18MB down, tell me you ever saw those speeds in real life 4G?
M0J007, 23 Aug 2021that's because it's easier to track you with 5gFakebook and Google can even track you with analogue 1G (first-gen) cellular.
There's no stopping the perniciousness and maliciousness of these data trafficking behemoths.
M0J007, 23 Aug 2021that's because it's easier to track you with 5gThat's silly, you can be as easily tracked on 4G
its all politics to push 5g, 6g, 7g, more and more to always on interconnected devices
The Android Freak, 22 Aug 2021Why 3G isn't refarmed yet for 4G/5G yet? All the carrier in the world already reframe 2G/3G and even 4G for 5G.
in fact they always "adjust" the technology they have to maximize the profit all the time.
In lots of country, while 2G is still available now, it's very slow because the carrier only give small set of frequency. 3G is also the same. As of now, the most 3G band in carrier is 2 band only (2x 5MHz). In big city, mostly only 1 band (1x5MHz).
All these new generation speeds are for planned obsolescence. They usually eliminate it after 20 years. Look at 3G. But expect 4G to be around beyond 20 years as it can co-exist with 5G. I have an iPhone 12 mini with 5G and don't even have it set to 5G. It's on LTE only to save battery life. I really don't see a difference in speed.
I do not see the point of a 4G phone anymore. When I upgrade it will be to 5G. The only reason I have not upgraded sooner is the lack of coverage in my area.
FatShady, 22 Aug 2021i live in a one of biggest states in algeria and close to the city center, yet the coverage is... moreHaaaah.
Here we have 3 major network carriers.
Telecom, Orange and O2 and some other minir carries such as Tesco Mobile (offered by tesco stores), 4rka (postal service carrier), Radost (you can translate that as happiness pure online provider with no physical stores, you get your sim card viia post office when you install app from google play store and log in) and so on maybe like 10 minor carries by total but all of the working on 3 major carriers network signal but offers great prices.
For example 4rka for 20 euros a month you get unlimited calls and text to worldwide and unlimited data. Radost is having same. Average salary in Slovakia is around 800 eur per month lowest possible is around 620 for this year so its a good deal.
The Android Freak, 22 Aug 2021You should get 4G on band 20 I guess. Your phone doesn't support band 20?Man i have Xiaomi Mi 11 lite 5G and have 4G LTE in my country sometimes even 5G i live in that small part where 5G network works.
The Android Freak, 22 Aug 2021Why 3G isn't refarmed yet for 4G/5G yet? Would like to know too but have no answer for this.
Andreidinutu, 22 Aug 2021Hello almost neighbour. Speeds are quite similar in Romania, but let me tell you: the coverage... moreWell here is the same as you described. Lifts and some places stuck aroubd hugemountains have barely no internet but 98% of my country works on 4G LTE. We are s,all country low salary high taxes but i am happy here :-)
Andreidinutu, 22 Aug 2021Hello almost neighbour. Speeds are quite similar in Romania, but let me tell you: the coverage... moreDitto. I have 4G+plan on Orange and the speed and coverage is ridiculous. I don't feel the need for 5G at all, I even downloaded application updates, software updates on my celular network with ease. Plus we don't have much pure 5G except for downtown Bucharest and other big cities, but then again I only lacked 4G on the deepest forests around the country, but the inernet was still fine there, too. Plus the plans are pretty cheap as well for how much data we're getting. Right now I pay 8€ for 50 GB of 4G+ that I never ever even use 0.5% of. Also I use a Galaxy S9 Exynos
kek, 22 Aug 2021I still dont get whats the fuss about 5G. Sure, its faster, but it alsp requires more antenna ... moreManufacturers needed a new buzz word to use on their phones.
For most people, 4G is more than enough. If you need such speed, then you probably got something serious to do, just use gigabit Ethernet or WiFi 6, 5G is way too much for most peoples need.
It will be few more years before 5G would even make its debut here in my country, so I'll just keep using my 4G smartphone until 5G has become widely mainstream nationwide. By the time that happens, both Qualcomm and Mediatek will launch a more powerful chipset with better efficiency and wider 5G bands.
CptPower, 21 Aug 2021Man all network speed is country dependable.
While most capitol cities offes 4G, LTE or 5G n... moreHello almost neighbour. Speeds are quite similar in Romania, but let me tell you: the coverage area is HUGE. i had 4g even on the top of 2 mountains. All hills have at least 3g, and only on some national roads did I not have internet at all (and of course, in elevators and isolated rooms there ain't no signal). Also Bucharest is quite decently covered with 5g. Benefits of Romania I guess.
PS:I use digi, which gives a far better deal when it comes to money per gigabytes of internet (pay about 3 dollars and you get 52 gb of 4g, and then that unlimited bs which barely lets you send a whatsap message). The others (like Telekom, Orange) might have an even better coverage