Hi. I have subscribed to a 5g plan and I am well within the coverage area in my city. (Sault Ste. Marie) Iam using a S21 ultra which is 5g compatible. Why will it not connect to the 5g network? I have tried to alter settings in netmonitor and also created a new Apn thinking that might resolve this. All I get is LTE+. Any suggestions are appreciated. Also I wouldn't have bought a 5g plan if I knew I couldn't connect to it. Thanks in advance.
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Im getting 218mbps download and 15mps upload. Its pretty quick. Just doesn't show as 5g. Strange. Also reset my network settings and didnt do anything and also restarted. Strange.
@Johngotlit So, the phone was showing LTE all along and not 5G??
then you are getting a better speed that 4G speed plan's cap (100Mpbs).
You might not be in 5G but you are getting a 5G speed , not bad.
If you get the speed, I don't know if there is any noticeable difference between 4G and 5G for regular consumer usage
Yes I have used this today. It tells me if it even recognizes 5g and the line is just flat. Only Lte+. Frustrating. It may be my device. Although it has a 5g antenna.
TBH, I have not seen any major advantages connecting to 5G network. The 4G network is plenty capable for data. I think the only advantages of the 5G plans are unlimited data and a higher speed cap. I am not sure if the speed cap means much for a single connection. Most home internet is probably around 100 mbits/s and services many data hungry devices at the same time. Nonetheless, I do appreciate your angst with not getting connection on the 5G network.
I have a s21 ultra. Ive tried everything I know and it still only will connect to LTR+. Frustrating
Maybe use this app to monitor network connectivity. I don't know how the system determines when to connect to 5G vs 4G. Half the phones at home are connected to 4G and other half connected to 5G.
I am getting 212Mbps download and about 15Mbps upload. It's quick but I'd just like to see that 5g on the bar at the top.
If you just migrated to PM, I'd give it a couple of days for things to settle out and make sure you're still getting 200+mbps. hopefully you'll see that 5g soon. 🙂
@Johngotlit Did your previous provider show a 5G connection? I've been reading that some levels of update on the S21 may only report LTE+. I'd do a speedtest to see what you're getting. LTE will be about 100mbps down. So if you're getting 250mbps+ down I think you're getting what you're paying for.