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Bubblesthefish6

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O2 5G is a myth and you can't tell me otherwise. Why when you connect does A) nothing load or B) it pull the exact same (or less) speed as 4G. 2 of my friends are on O2 and another is on Tesco. All have 5G plans and all can't get anything to load on 5G. I tried out Sky 5G, and it DID connect but everything took ages to load and when fast.com finally loaded, it did an astounding 12mbps with a ping of 400ms.... What are they doing for it to be this awful!
 

Bubblesthefish6

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Oversubscribed and Virgin Volt doesn't help.

They even advise to connect to O2 hotspots while out and about.
how can they call this 5G.....
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Bubblesthefish6

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There are only 2 5G operators in UK: EE and Three.
The rest seem to be just doing the bare minimum required by the marketing department.
"the rest" being largely O2; I've seen Vodafone 5G a time or two now. It's not widespread at all like 3 but where it is, it works at ~200-250mbps
 

CarlO1460

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O2 5G is a myth and you can't tell me otherwise. Why when you connect does A) nothing load or B) it pull the exact same (or less) speed as 4G. 2 of my friends are on O2 and another is on Tesco. All have 5G plans and all can't get anything to load on 5G. I tried out Sky 5G, and it DID connect but everything took ages to load and when fast.com finally loaded, it did an astounding 12mbps with a ping of 400ms.... What are they doing for it to be this awful!
This has been my problem. 5G all over the place allegedly. Switch 5G off and still getting my 4G speeds of 60-120mbps.

The only place I know 5G actually works well is Newcastle. Anywhere from there to here, nada.

Three also works really well but I have a tendency to move into houses that are just a smidge out of coverage.
 

andyroochoo

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maybe thats how they get around reporting this population of coverage % to ofcom

yeah the mast is transmitting a 5g signal but the backhaul is microwave. That will be why the speeds to the net are tripe.

edit: fixed typo
 

Bubblesthefish6

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maybe thats how they get around reporting this population of coverage % to ofcom

yeah the mast is transmitting a 5g signal but the backhaul is microwave. That will be why the speeds to the net are tripe.

edit: fixed typo
don't think it's even the backhaul, they are just making the 4G cells show as 5G and going from there
 

CarlO1460

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don't think it's even the backhaul, they are just making the 4G cells show as 5G and going from there
Just off my comment, the map doesn’t say I’m in a 5G area so whether the tech is active and awaiting Virgin to put in the backhaul properly who knows.
 

Bubblesthefish6

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The only place I've connected to O2 "5G" was at my gym, it's not available anywhere else and even then it pulled a massive 12 meg when it finally connected, whereas 4G in the same location can do 60-70mbps
 

dabigm

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So my friend came over with his iphone and he had 5G on o2.
18mbit. The mast is actually near a pub so guess what we did? beers and science. The best he got out of it was 40mbit. I kid you not. The pole was recently (February) installed, perhaps they continued to use the same old fibre backhaul they used when there was a 4G tower there?

Considering the speed, the cost, the FUP .. I have to agree their 5G is kind of a joke. But then I think that about Vodafone too.
 

Bubblesthefish6

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So my friend came over with his iphone and he had 5G on o2.
18mbit. The mast is actually near a pub so guess what we did? beers and science. The best he got out of it was 40mbit. I kid you not. The pole was recently (February) installed, perhaps they continued to use the same old fibre backhaul they used when there was a 4G tower there?

Considering the speed, the cost, the FUP .. I have to agree their 5G is kind of a joke. But then I think that about Vodafone too.
yep, incridbly similar to my experience. Low or no throughput, nothing more than 100 meg.
 

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