Off Topic 5G coverage

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  1. petersaxton

    petersaxton Under New Ownership

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    I've just got a 5G phone with Vodafone. Both London and Hull are supposed to have 5G coverage.
    I couldn't get 5G on my phone and when I looked at the areas that Vodafone covers for 5G in London I see that the coverage is incredibly patchy. I am going to Hull this weekend so I also looked at the 5G coverage in Hull provided by Vodafone. There's absolutely no coverage!
     
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    Kempton Well-Known Member

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    Use a 4G phern...
     
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  3. petersaxton

    petersaxton Under New Ownership

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    I've looked at 5G coverage with O2 and they have a few roads available in Hull.
     
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  4. petersaxton

    petersaxton Under New Ownership

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    My phone switches to 4G when 5G isn't available.
    I only got a new phone because the battery in my old phone wasn't lasting very long.
     
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  5. Evington

    Evington Well-Known Member

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    They do that to make you buy a new one Pete. I reckon we should all go for the old Nokias that don't need recharging every 15 minutes.
     
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  6. Quill

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    It's not going to ruin your life mate, the internet will still load nearly instantly.

    ****ing hell. First world problems.
     
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    Maybe not for the sites Peter wants to visit <laugh>
     
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  8. Kempton

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    Mine's Huawei and apparently the Chinese are watching all my dodgy dealings :emoticon-0120-doh:
     
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    I'm lucky if I have 3G. It is often 2G.
     
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  10. Anal Frank Fingers

    Anal Frank Fingers Well-Known Member

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    That's pretty much only Apple. My battery has never degraded other than what is expected with age, which is minimal given I get a new phone every 2 years.

    Until about two years ago, you would see big performance jumps in battery life due to better battery technology and reduction in software consumption but they seem to have plateaued a bit for now.
     
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    I read an article about 5g a year or so back and I recall it being line-of-sight, so you had to be in reasonably close proximity and visibility of a transmitter. which it is why it is by street. I'm not even sure it works indoors, when you are close to a transmitter.

    Might be worth reading an article to see how it will work moving forward as it all sounded impracticle.
     
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    You’ve gone too early Peter...
     
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  13. Ron Burguvdy

    Ron Burguvdy Well-Known Member

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    Are you suggesting he's got premature 5Gaculation?
     
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  14. petersaxton

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    that's what all the girls say
     
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    petersaxton Under New Ownership

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    I needed a new phone anyway but maybe I should have gone straight to 6G!?
     
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    Thats what I use. Internet on desktop computer when necessary.
     
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  17. petersaxton

    petersaxton Under New Ownership

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    I read an article that said that after 400 complete charges the battery would degrade by 20%.
    I wasn't interested in getting a new phone after my 18 month contract expired so I was on sim only for another 18 months but I was having to use my phone practically permanently plugged in to a power bank. If I didn't it would go down to 50% quickly and then within a few seconds down to 0%! The article said that you shouldn't let your battery go down to 0% or fully charge so I'll try to charge at 20% up to 80%.

    My new Samsung Galaxy Note10+ 5G seems to only use about 3% battery in over an hour if I'm not using it. If I do use it it isn't much different. I spend most of my time at work in my home office so I don't use my phone much then. On Friday and Saturday I will be rushing around to various meetings in Hull so I'll be able to judge it better then.
     
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  18. SimonGraysJacket

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    Same here, easily the best phone I've ever had though (sshhh they're listening)
     
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    Just had a pm from Donald Trump. He says he's going to have me killed.

    I replied with 'Shurrup Daft ****' <ok>
     
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