Although Verizon has been tirelessly promoting 5G phones and has spent more than $45 billion bidding for a faster new spectrum, Verizon support now recommends that people on Twitter turn off 5G access to their phones to preserve battery life.
In a tweet on Sunday morning, the Verizon support team put forward helpful suggestions, that is, if users find that their battery “drains faster than normal, you can extend the life of LTE.” Of course, this step will turn off 5G in available phones. It is also worth pointing out that you did not actually “turn on LTE” when performing this step-always use LTE as a backup device for the 5G network. But Verizon is obviously cautious so as not to actually tell its customers to “turn off 5G.”
Twitter users naturally pointed out that switching to LTE-only means turning off 5G (5G is available in some newer phones), but the helpful support staff stated that “the steps to find the root cause of the speed issue are important. “And added that Verizon is “promptly rolling out more 5G regions and constantly making updates to increase speeds.” Verizon’s nationwide 5G network uses a technology called DSS, which in many cases is actually better than it. The LTE network that is trying to replace is slow.
After Verizon officially launched the next-generation network in October 2020, it announced its 5G plan for 2021 last month. One of its first tasks is to expand its ultra-fast mmWave coverage, which is currently limited to parts of some cities. we. This also largely depends on your distance from the Verizon 5G website.
Both Verizon and AT&T spent a lot of money in the FCC Auction 107 auction, bidding for C-band spectrum. Verizon spent 45.4 billion U.S. dollars, twice that of AT&T’s 23.4 billion U.S. dollars. AT&T’s current nationwide 5G network also relies on DSS, which has a speed close to or lower than 4G LTE.
The new frequency will not be available until the end of 2021 at the earliest, and will be available in limited locations first.