Regardless of its relentless promotion of 5G telephones and the truth that it spent greater than $45 billion bidding on a brand new sooner spectrum, Verizon help now could be advising individuals on Twitter to show off their telephones’ 5G entry to protect battery life.
In a Sunday morning tweet, Verizon help helpfully instructed that “a technique to assist preserve battery life is to activate LTE” if customers discovered their batteries had been “draining sooner than regular.” That step would, in fact, flip off 5G in a telephone that has it obtainable. It’s additionally price declaring that you simply don’t really “activate LTE” when doing this step — LTE is at all times enabled as a fallback for the 5G community. However Verizon is clearly being cautious in order to not really inform its prospects to “flip off 5G”.
Twitter customers naturally identified that switching to LTE-only would imply turning off 5G (which is on the market in some newer telephones), however the useful help particular person stated it was essential to troubleshoot “steps to search out the foundation explanation for any points with pace,” including that Verizon is “shortly launching extra 5G areas, and making updates continually to enhance speeds.” Verizon’s nationwide 5G community makes use of a know-how referred to as DSS, which in lots of cases is really slower than the LTE community it’s attempting to switch.
Verizon introduced its large 5G plans for 2021 final month, after formally launching its next-gen community in October 2020. One among its prime priorities is increasing protection of its ultra-fast mmWave protection, which is at the moment restricted to elements of some cities within the US. It’s additionally closely depending on how shut you’re to a Verizon 5G website.
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