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Virgin Mobile 5G

Good afternoon everyone, 

I not long received a text saying I can now get 5G on my phone that I am happy about and not long after I could see it on my screen but when I do speed test its the same speeds I was getting on 4G.

has anyone eles having the same issue?

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Re: Virgin Mobile 5G

Not everywhere has 5G coverage yet, and it where you can is very dependent on the local area, even more so than 4G.

See here for details as to what your expected coverage and speeds are for 5G

https://www.virginmedia.com/mobile/coverage-checker

If you pick 'New plan or SIM' and then 'SIM' you'll get to the 5G Coverage Checker. 

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I understand that, but the coverage checker does say I'm in a 5G area so speeds should be alot better than 4g surely 

I got my phone late 2020 with a my rates discount as I work for VM

 

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Re: Virgin Mobile 5G

Like any radio technology, it's not a linear 'newest will always be better always'.

What does the checker say for expected 5G speeds in your location?

For instance this from Manchester location:

Expected data speed
Tech Download Upload
2G0 - 0.2 Mbps0 - 0.2 Mbps
3G0.9 - 22.5 Mbps0.2 - 4.6 Mbps
4G3.8 - 60.0 Mbps0.9 - 23.2 Mbps
5G0.4 - 850 Mbps0.125 - 50 Mbps

Signal quality and speeds can be negatively impacted by using your device indoors or in a moving vehicle. Actual speeds may also vary depending on the device used.

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Re: Virgin Mobile 5G

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 A bit back now. This on Vodafone in the summer 

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