PC Magazine Advises Verizon 5G Phone Users to Turn it Off and/or Disable It Due to Slow Speed

By B.N. Frank

Cities worldwide AND entire countries have taken action to ban, delay, halt, and limit 5G installation AS WELL AS issue moratoriums due to biological, environmental, and safety risks.  American 5G opposition continues to increase for a variety of valid reasons and has been the topic of several “Dilbert” cartoons. 

This being the case, some may find it amusing that while doctors, scientists, and industry whistleblowers have endorsed a new petition to boycott 5G phones, another publication has recently reported that 5G phones aren’t working as promised.

From PC Magazine:

Here’s Why Verizon iPhone Users Must Turn Off 5G Right Now

Verizon’s DSS 5G can be slower than 4G. We explain why, and how to turn off or disable 5G on your iPhone.

Verizon’s “nationwide 5G” may be seriously slowing down your new iPhone, a problem that also affects other new 5G phones such as the Google Pixel 5 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. The fix? Turning off 5G if you can.

When 5G Is Slower Than 4G

Verizon has America’s fastest mobile network based on two systems: a 4G LTE network that gets faster every year, and a blazing-fast, high-capacity millimeter-wave “ultra wideband” (UWB) 5G network. Verizon’s 4G LTE is often faster than T-Mobile’s and AT&T’s low-band 5G. But Verizon’s UWB 5G network has extremely limited coverage, potentially giving Verizon phones a 4G icon in cities where its competitors have 5G—and when you’re choosing a carrier, you’re more likely to want that little 5G icon than to dig into the nuances of network speeds.

In October, Verizon introduced “nationwide 5G” based on dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS), which reuses parts of 4G channels for 5G. Phones will automatically prefer a 5G network over a 4G one, so Verizon customers will see that coveted 5G icon pop up. But it’s all for show. Our most recent tests, using an iPhone 12 Pro in New York City, show that DSS 5G is frequently slower than 4G, and rarely faster. These results are similar to what we saw in October in Chicago with a Pixel 5.

“For most customers, performance on our 5G nationwide network will be similar to 4G. [DSS] is new technology and we’re continuing to modify it as we go. We expect performance improvement through 2021 and beyond,” a Verizon spokesperson said.

On an iPhone 12 Pro in New York City, Verizon’s 5G data transfer speeds are lower than 4G speeds. It shouldn’t be that way.

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Hard-wired internet connections are safer, more secure, and more reliable than 5G and WiFi (see 1, 2, 3).  Telecom expert, Bruce Kushnick, encourages all Americans to demand that their legislators focus on breaking up “Big Telecom” and “Big Cable” in order to get the high speed internet service that we’ve paid for already.

Americans opposed to 5G are also encouraged sign a petition asking President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris to stop deployment.

Activist Post reports regularly about 5G and other unsafe technology.  For more information visit our archives and the following websites.

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