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Rogers 5G network with Samsung S20 speed

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Rogers 5G network with Samsung S20 speed

Anyone got new S20 tested Rogers 5G speed yet?
Seem like no one reported it yet
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Might be a bit higher, but note that Rogers is using sub-6 bands and not mmWave. Still would be interesting to see what the speeds are though as our LTE speeds are generally faster than in the US.
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I just want to see how does it compare to LTE, with to all the "Hype" about 5G.
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cheapshopper wrote: I just want to see how does it compare to LTE, with to all the "Hype" about 5G.
Honestly, most of the "hype" is for mmWave 5G - not sub-6. You're not going to see anywhere near gigabit speeds on sub-6 for a while yet if that's what you're hoping to see.
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For all the people that got great retention plans (myself included), Rogers figured out another loophole. They're gonna charge a $15 per month access fee for 5G. Robellus gonna Robellus
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cheapshopper wrote: Anyone got new S20 tested Rogers 5G speed yet?
Seem like no one reported it yet
Why would you want more speed ?
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Devhux wrote: Honestly, most of the "hype" is for mmWave 5G - not sub-6. You're not going to see anywhere near gigabit speeds on sub-6 for a while yet if that's what you're hoping to see.
mmWave 5G is not gonna be running until 3 to 4 years, So people should be patient.
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cheapshopper wrote: I just want to see how does it compare to LTE, with to all the "Hype" about 5G.
Does it really matter how it compares? Even if you get 100gbps on your phone what good does it actually do? Pages load 0.1 second faster? What activity do people do on a phone that warrants those speeds? There aren't any really.
The only thing 5g is good for is qualcomm's bottom line.
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elgros4 wrote: Why would you want more speed ?
I don't want or need more speed.
Just interested to know.
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shabby wrote: Does it really matter how it compares? Even if you get 100gbps on your phone what good does it actually do? Pages load 0.1 second faster? What activity do people do on a phone that warrants those speeds? There aren't any really.
The only thing 5g is good for is qualcomm's bottom line.
The "good enough" mantra is what stifles innovation. Being able to deliver high speed connectivity to rural areas, self-driving vehicle communication, and other things that we just don't think about are reasons to not sit still when it comes to technology. I believe one thing 5G is aiming to help with is in decreasing congestion in populated areas (think arenas and such).

5G also should have better latency than LTE for voice calls, gaming, etc (which, even if you aren't utilizing, others can be).
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shabby wrote: What activity do people do on a phone that warrants those speeds?
Speaking for a friend Smiling Face With Smiling Eyes, but "pornhub in 4k"
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HP_John wrote: For all the people that got great retention plans (myself included), Rogers figured out another loophole. They're gonna charge a $15 per month access fee for 5G. Robellus gonna Robellus
They're charging that in a year... so... who knows what will happen between now and then?

The more troubling thing is - I read the announcement as saying that you have to be on a current in-market infinite plan to get access to 5G at all?
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HP_John wrote: For all the people that got great retention plans (myself included), Rogers figured out another loophole. They're gonna charge a $15 per month access fee for 5G. Robellus gonna Robellus
LOLz. Glad I left these idiots.
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shabby wrote: Does it really matter how it compares? Even if you get 100gbps on your phone what good does it actually do? Pages load 0.1 second faster? What activity do people do on a phone that warrants those speeds? There aren't any really.
The only thing 5g is good for is qualcomm's bottom line.
Some people tether their phone internet as a replacement for fixed broadband at home. This is not really viable in Canada given our data caps but it's a realistic option in some countries. I can understand why OP would be interested from a technology standpoint.
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phuviano wrote:
Speaking for a friend Smiling Face With Smiling Eyes, but "pornhub in 4k"
4g can stream that... my friend already tried ;)
Devhux wrote: The "good enough" mantra is what stifles innovation. Being able to deliver high speed connectivity to rural areas, self-driving vehicle communication, and other things that we just don't think about are reasons to not sit still when it comes to technology. I believe one thing 5G is aiming to help with is in decreasing congestion in populated areas (think arenas and such).

5G also should have better latency than LTE for voice calls, gaming, etc (which, even if you aren't utilizing, others can be).
It almost sounds like you're reading from the carriers press release "5g will bring connectivity to rural areas, self-driving vehicle communication and other things" if 4g didn't bring connectivity to rural areas what makes you think 5g will?
While mmwave is impressive its only line of sight technology, meaning if you can't see the tower you ain't getting it. You think rogers/bell/telus will blanket the city every 100 meter with mmwave towers? Not going to happen, it'll only be useful in stadium's and locations which is packed with people. And the non mmwave 5g is simply a bit faster than lte-a which is good enough for everybody anyway and you don't need to pay the $100-200 qualcomm 5g tax.

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