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Verizon Launching 5G on April 11 in Chicago, Minneapolis

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Mark_S

Mar 14, 2019, 12:53 PM
Now everyone going to have to change out their phones again. More $$$ to the carriers and less in our own wallets.
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Tofuchong

Mar 14, 2019, 3:55 PM
I don't see how 5G is necessary unless you live in a dense urban centre. I live near a city of about 100,000, and when I run an Ookla speed test on my Moto Z2 Play, I get on average 70 Mbps. The only advantage that a human might notice is reduced ping times, that's it. Data is already so fast in most areas that a human might not even be able to discern the difference in speeds.
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decisivemoment

Mar 25, 2019, 2:52 PM
The truly unlimited part is noteworthy. At the very least it implies a trend toward far less restrictive data caps. Which, after all, is logical...if it only takes you a half second on the network to pull in what would have taken a minute before, they don't have to go on rationing it to the extent they seem to insist on now. Let's hope programmers and web site operators don't get sloppy though....
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