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O2 to start 5G rollout later in the year, capital cities to be covered first

Started by: techiebloke
On: 22/02/2019 | 22:42
Replies: 18

by: djgizzouk
on: 23/02/2019 | 04:00
Will it be a big thing or will it be like 4k tvs not a big difference???
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by: shahzadh
on: 23/02/2019 | 06:48

How may this change things for normal everyday people?
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Message 3 of 19
by: lwachtrop
on: 23/02/2019 | 09:09

I have to cover myself in aluminium foil, climb on to the roof of my house, stand on one leg and dance a little jig just to get 3G so I won't be holding my breath for 5G that's for sure.

Message 4 of 19
by: themzbiker
on: 23/02/2019 | 10:18
4G started where i live in March last year it was amazing before that couldn't even watch YouTube videos but 4G certainly changed that
As for 5G means more expense buying a 5G phone I'm happy with 4G so not really bothered about 5G if it happens or not
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by: darrenperfett
on: 23/02/2019 | 11:39
As for technology, someone somewhere is probably even started thinking about 6g? By the time most of the population gets the supposedly newer technology , it's been superseded by newer version
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by: neil40
on: 23/02/2019 | 22:12

It could be useful for business but I think 4g is more than fine for the average consumer.

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Message 7 of 19
by: navi51
on: 23/02/2019 | 22:25
Can't wait to be ripped off for 5g
Oh wait 4g is more than enough for my needs until they start to turn the tap down to create more bandwidth for 5g
(Cynics of the world unite)
To giff is better than to gaff

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Message 8 of 19
by: ondratel
on: 24/02/2019 | 23:55

There'll be plenty of phones with the Qualcomm X50 modem this year so if you don't mind paying the early adopter tax, you can be all set. Another piece of good news is that apparently O2 partnered up with Nokia which means that even if their technology/support isn't as topnotch as Huawei's, in case the gov decides to nix Huawei out of the next gen tech race, O2's network should be safe.


Anyway, here comes the million dollar question - is giffgaff going to be on board with O2's 5G from day one?

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by: djgizzouk
on: 25/02/2019 | 03:48
Any idea what kinds of costs involved?
The problem for me with 5g is ... if i click a 1hr video by mistake and it loads the buffer almost instantly thats a big chunk of my data eaten for nothing....
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