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afwriter
afwriter
3/15/2018 3:51:45 PM
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Figure it Out Now
Nothing is more frustrating than being in the middle of a building and actually needing your phone for something only for it to not work. Hopefully, they will figure this hurdle out now before widespread adoption if for no other reason than I don't want the headache. 

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elizabethv
elizabethv
3/15/2018 4:28:19 PM
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Re: Figure it Out Now
@afwriter - seriously, it's annoying when you're the in middle of the grocery store and are trying to text message or call someone to find out if you need to buy something, only to find your phone exists in a complete dead zone. I've had to leave the store, call me husband, and go back in. And honestly, if I'd had my kids with me and that would have been the situation, I probably would have just given up on the idea of going to the store completely. I'm not walking in and out of a store with 3-4 kids in tow to find out what my husbands wants for his lunches. 

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afwriter
afwriter
3/16/2018 10:22:26 PM
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Re: Figure it Out Now
My two big pet peeves are being in the middle of my kids' school and not being able to check my email while I wait and being in the ,middle of a big store and not being able to use my phone to price check something. 

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elizabethv
elizabethv
3/15/2018 4:25:53 PM
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Um... No thank you?
"applications that need 300GB per second have to operate over 28GHz on 5G, meaning a signal range will be extremely short and easily interruptible by even a thin wall."

Maybe it's just me, but I don't really see this as "better." That speed is going to have to be REALLY impressive for me to overlook this, if they don't solve it. I don't have a phone for it to only be viable when I'm outdoors. If this is going to be the case, I'll be happy to keep my 4G. 

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clrmoney
clrmoney
3/15/2018 7:47:33 PM
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5G Biggest Challenge
I know that 5G has a lot going on them right now so this will just will be another obstacle that I'm sure they will overcome become 5G has a lot to offer for businesses who use it etc.

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srufolo1
srufolo1
3/16/2018 6:55:59 PM
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Re: 5G Biggest Challenge
@clrmoney If indoors is 5G's biggest challenge, then the technology is already in trouble here. Most communication by people is done indoors. It's always disconcerting, not to mention just a little surprising in this day in age, when you can't get a signal to use your phone when you're inside somewhere. It's happened to me in offices, in a library, in the supermarket, everywhere except for Starbucks. lol

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Shaunn
Shaunn
3/18/2018 8:16:23 PM
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5G Fever
As of right now, 5G has more problems than benefits. It's been a long time since I've seen something so clearly underdeveloped pushed as 'better than what we're doing now'. It's like they have a new, better recipe for chocolate chip cookies, but got impatient and passed them out before they finished baking.

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afwriter
afwriter
3/19/2018 2:05:59 PM
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Re: 5G Fever
This is a good analogy and unfortunately, I think it's becoming clear that it's all too accurate. I think we are inching in the right direction but I'm starting to wonder if these problems will be solved before 5G hardware starts becoming commercially ready. 

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elizabethv
elizabethv
3/19/2018 3:38:49 PM
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Re: 5G Fever
@Shaunn - I think you're exactly right with this and everyone is hopping on the hype bandwagon because there's a desire for the next biggest thing, and a hope that the next biggest thing is going to make someone a lot of money. So they're really just hoping the rest of us don't notice that the next biggest thing is really just a dud, because it's all they have right now. 

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Ariella
Ariella
3/20/2018 1:18:46 PM
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Re: 5G Fever
@elizabeth but that's the thing: if you pick up on the right next biggest thing, you can become incredibly wealthy and maybe even famous. That's enough of an incentive to get a lots of people to try.

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Michelle
Michelle
3/30/2018 1:22:38 PM
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Re: 5G Fever
Risk vs reward makes the promise of 5G worth it...even with the hurdles. I'm thinking there must be a really big reward coming from the future. So much hype and so many tales of 5G difficulty.

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afwriter
afwriter
3/30/2018 11:52:47 PM
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Re: 5G Fever
I'm beginning to wonder because early reports are a little underwhelming. I'm sure that there is some hidden potential in 5G that will be unlocked but it sounds like it is not going to be a huge money maker which may not motivate companies to take the risks. 

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Michelle
Michelle
3/31/2018 7:05:58 PM
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Re: 5G Fever
I understand the infrastructure required isn't going to come cheap. I'm sure we'll be talking about what's happend or didn't in a few years... 

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