Hello I would like some clarification from those who may have more information.
For the past two years T-Mobile support/sales has been saying multiple phones sold (in the last 2 years) (some examples pixl 3, lgv40, note 9, even v30) had band 71 support making them 5g ready when it was finally rolled out in your area.
So I have been patiently waiting now for two years. Even last year on phone support being told how awesome the 5g was in Las Vegas.
Flashforward to present December 2019 and the emails and texts and strange network issues all announced nation wide 5g!
Cool so where is mine? Well as it happens the metro Detroit area is still not lit even though the tv stations cleared early and mid 2019.
So I chat in to ask for a date and am instantly just told that only two phones support 5g right now ....two phones just released q4 2019.....what.
So I do a quick search and find a post from November 2019 detailing how, "it looks like tmo will be segmenting band 71 and only allowing the lower end."
Meaning.....TMobile sold us plans and phones for two years now claming they would be future 5g ready only to limit the spectrum and force us to buy new devices 2019/2020.
What the absolute F ?
Best answer by smplyunprdctble
By your logic, cooking, family, and dog are all same thing ("is Rachel Ray cooking her dog?" would be the jump you would send out because they're in the same sentence).
They're related ONLY because they are part of things Rachael Ray is involved in.
The same way 5G, LTE, and V30 are all things T-Mobile is involved in. You're focused on a few words in a press release instead of the understanding of the release. I've brought the press release to several coworkers (at least two of which are super grammar sticklers.. yeah.. that's the term I can use for "alt-write" and get it approved in the forum 😀). I asked whether they read that the V30 would be 5G, and all answers said no for the following reasons:
- The press release says in Paragraph 1 that it supports 600MHz LTE, and LTE is not 5G,
- The hyphen in the Legere quote designates two separate thoughts. Essentially is read as a period,
- The separate thoughts is expanded based on the first paragraph. The first paragraph talks about a phone, then T-Mobile's network infrastructure. The quote starts with the two network infrastructures, then about a phone they're excited about,
- The third paragraph talks about the phone working on LTE on the 600MHz spectrum. Does not mention 5G at all,
- The fourth paragraph talks about the network infrastructure on the 600MHz spectrum. Does not mention the phone at all,
- Paragraphs 5, 6, and 7 are talking about the network infrastructure. How they're using 600MHz as LTE to start and are laying the way for 5G on the same band (just like 2G and 3G are both on Band 2 in many areas [and solely with other providers]),
So, in summary, the article talks about two things, as identified in the subheadings:
- A cool new LTE phone that works on upcoming available LTE infrastructure ("The newly-unveiled LG V30, the world’s first 600 MHz LTE-capable smartphone, will be available at T-Mobile this fall."), and
- How they are building out their LTE Network infrastructure with plans on using the same band to deploy 5G ("The Un-carrier is lighting up LTE in its new super spectrum at breakneck pace while simultaneously building for the 5G future with new network equipment from Ericsson.")
The subheadings clearly identify there's two different subjects in the press release.