I just don’t understand the disconnect or differences in the 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G wireless generations and why 5G seems to be so different. I never had to second guess what my status bar is indicating.
I have had “5G” connection issues on Apple, Samsung, and now Google devices.
Random errors like “emergency calls only” or no signal whatsoever. Or full 5G UC access - yet I can dial my phone and watch it not ring or indicate a missed call. I can even send a text message or leave a voicemail and neither ever arrive. Thought this issue was limited to Samsung and Apple.
Got a Pixel - same issue - so I think it’s the Tech itself and/or the tower but not the devices.
Had 5G + on my Pixel 6 - placed a call while out and it rang but left voicemail - nothing. Realized the voicemail didn’t pop up - tried again - nothing. Then I got a “missed” call. Yet no ring. When asked, the person said it rang but it was a long delay, and it didn’t seem like a regular ring. Not sure why this is but when 5G is enabled, at some point your device “disconnects” from the network and you have no idea you have missed any contact attempts.
Turn 5G off? Walla! Issues are gone. Smh
Did those two voicemails ever pop up? Nope! Still waiting. Imagine if someone called me during this time, left their dying will on my voicemail and I would not have any clue they called me, let alone that they left a message. Meanwhile my phone shows connected and full 5G access.
T-Mobile engineers need to speak on this, and they need to stop this 5G push if it isn’t even reliable. NEVER had to ponder if my device is connected or not with LTE. NEVER.
I guess I will try 5G when 6G comes out ……….