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Rogers 5G network with Samsung S20 speed

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Jan 13, 2014
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Gotta start somewhere. 5G right now is pretty gimmicky. Give it a few years and it'll be better, plus the "tax" will be gone - just like LTE was at launch.
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Jun 2, 2010
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VivienM wrote: 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?
Correct.

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Apr 7, 2007
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fsvancim wrote: 5G is slower than LTE+
Yeah I'm currently surpassing those speeds regularly with an 11 Pro Max on Bell.
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Feb 14, 2017
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fsvancim wrote: 5G is slower than LTE+
I am too with Rogers LTE on iPhone 11 Pro Max in parts of Ottawa.

I would have been able to compare... but I haven’t received my Galaxy s20 yet...
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Feb 14, 2017
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Finally got around to testing the 5G speeds on Roger's and... well I was kind of disappointed, lol.
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Oct 7, 2010
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What's the point of buying this S20? Just so its 5G?

Just as well buy a Note10 and call it a day?
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spike1128 wrote: What's the point of buying this S20? Just so its 5G?

Just as well buy a Note10 and call it a day?
Hehehe yeah but downloading a page normally takes 0.9 secs and with 5g its 0.7 secs so yeah it's worth that extra money every month. Lol
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Dec 6, 2007
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Can you post a picture of the *#0011#* menu (dial that in your dialer) when on 5G? It could you aren't actually on 5G. LTE can send an "UpperLayerIndicator-r15" flag, which will show the 5G icon even if you are on 4G.
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Nov 18, 2017
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I get around the same speed on Lte Advance on Bell with the S20 Ultra...
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Feb 14, 2017
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zivan56 wrote: Can you post a picture of the *#0011#* menu (dial that in your dialer) when on 5G? It could you aren't actually on 5G. LTE can send an "UpperLayerIndicator-r15" flag, which will show the 5G icon even if you are on 4G.
Next time I go to where 5G is live, I'll test and post back with results.
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Mar 23, 2009
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I'm curious about 5G performance, not for max speed per se, but for performance in congested areas vs. Rogers' own LTE side-by-side, esp. latency and consistent speed, and reliability. ie. I don't care if I get 100 vs 200 Mbps, but I do care about consistent connections with <40 ms latency in highly congested areas.

I find on Rogers LTE, in really congested areas the reliability can all go to crap.
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Jan 19, 2018
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You guys are not seeing speeds much faster than LTE+ because the initial Rogers 5G deployment is using the 2.5GHZ band which falls under the Sub-6 5G category which provides larger geographical coverage but not as fast speed. We'll have to wait until mmWave 5G deployments roll out to see the leap in speed compared to LTE.
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bobohobo2kx wrote: You guys are not seeing speeds much faster than LTE+ because the initial Rogers 5G deployment is using the 2.5GHZ band which falls under the Sub-6 5G category which provides larger geographical coverage but not as fast speed. We'll have to wait until mmWave 5G deployments roll out to see the leap in speed compared to LTE.
Rogers has deploy 600 MHz spectrum, are you sure about the 2.5 GHz additional ?
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Jan 19, 2018
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elgros4 wrote: Rogers has deploy 600 MHz spectrum, are you sure about the 2.5 GHz additional ?
No, you have it backwards. They first deployed 2.5 GHz, and 600 MHz will be rolled out later.
Rogers is partnering with Ericsson, North America’s 5G provider of choice, to boost and densify Canada’s most trusted network with 4.5G and 5G technology. In the first phase of Rogers 5G rollout, the network is using 2.5 GHz spectrum in downtown Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal to help increase network capacity. In the second phase of the rollout later this year it will expand to use 600 MHz 5G spectrum, which is best suited to carry wireless data across long distances and through dense urban buildings, creating more consistent and higher quality coverage in both remote areas and smart cities. In the future, Rogers will also start deploying 3.5 GHz spectrum and dynamic spectrum sharing, which will allow 4G spectrum to be used for 5G.
https://about.rogers.com/news-ideas/rog ... martphone/

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