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Tuesday, January 24th, 2023 5:10 PM

About 5g coverage in my area.

When can I expect to have full 5g coverage and not just 5g data and 4g lte voice? Using two radios is draining my S22 Ultra's battery quicker than wifi by a significant amount.

ACE - Expert

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1 year ago

5G is not fully implemented in our area yet so I just leave my phone on LTE all of the time and it's fine. 5G coverage is dependent, in part, on tower usage. In other words, when it was first rolled out in some areas it was pretty much as advertised. But as soon as more and more folks got 5G capable phones the tower capacity became saturated and reliability decreased.

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1 year ago

I have an At&t S22 Ultra and I don’t think I have an option to use 4g lte only. Okay I understand that.

ACE - Expert

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1 year ago

I'm not an Android user but I understand there is an "app" that will allow you to choose between LTE and 5G. We use newer iPhones so we have the option to choose between 5G Only, 5G Auto, or LTE, if you have a 5G plan. 

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