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3 hours ago, RedSpark said:

Is there any way to tell in my iPhone 12 Pro's Field Test Mode if I'm on mmWave?

Wow. Field Test Mode looks really different than before.... Is that due to me being "on" T-Mobile with my device or being on iOS 14.2?

No. In NSA mode you can only see LTE anchor information, and SA mmWave is not deployed.

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17 hours ago, RAvirani said:

No. In NSA mode you can only see LTE anchor information, and SA mmWave is not deployed.

That's good to know. Thanks. I'm still getting used to this new Field Test Screen interface....

Under "Serving Cell Info" I'm seeing 66 under "freq_band_ind".

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Looks like the iOS 14.3 beta has an updated field test mode that at least indicates whether you're on NSA or SA 5G.

I am willing to bet there's no mmWave in DC still.  They'd be shouting it from the rooftops if there were.  The good news is that N41 is blazing fast and they're deploying it at a breakneck pace around here.

 

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26 minutes ago, dewbertdc said:

Looks like the iOS 14.3 beta has an updated field test mode that at least indicates whether you're on NSA or SA 5G.

I am willing to bet there's no mmWave in DC still.  They'd be shouting it from the rooftops if there were.  The good news is that N41 is blazing fast and they're deploying it at a breakneck pace around here.

 

Neat. I'll look forward to checking that out once the 14.3 update is released. (I never run Beta software.)

My peak DL speeds on T-Mobile's 5G seem to be about the same as when I was on Sprint's LTE. However, my 5G speeds are much more consistent and reliable than when I was on Sprint. My UL speeds are up to 10x faster than Sprint's, which is a huge improvement in usability for the device. Everything App related in that respect is much faster. I'm seeing ~75 Mbps upload speeds.

Yeah, there's a lot of runway left for N41. However, it seems it would make sense to put the mmWave gear on the sites when they're being upgraded so the techs don't have to make another climb/trip. There are a number of dense areas in the DMV which could benefit from mmWave: The area around The White House, Nationals Park, The Wharf, National Harbor, etc.

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On 11/19/2020 at 4:42 PM, RedSpark said:

Neat. I'll look forward to checking that out once the 14.3 update is released. (I never run Beta software.)

My peak DL speeds on T-Mobile's 5G seem to be about the same as when I was on Sprint's LTE. However, my 5G speeds are much more consistent and reliable than when I was on Sprint. My UL speeds are up to 10x faster than Sprint's, which is a huge improvement in usability for the device. Everything App related in that respect is much faster. I'm seeing ~75 Mbps upload speeds.

Yeah, there's a lot of runway left for N41. However, it seems it would make sense to put the mmWave gear on the sites when they're being upgraded so the techs don't have to make another climb/trip. There are a number of dense areas in the DMV which could benefit from mmWave: The area around The White House, Nationals Park, The Wharf, National Harbor, etc.

They definitely need mmWave on U st lol. But yeah they acquired the spectrum in March. They will most likely deploy it sometime next year. 

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On 11/22/2020 at 9:43 AM, PhillipJames89 said:

They definitely need mmWave on U st lol. But yeah they acquired the spectrum in March. They will most likely deploy it sometime next year. 

Yup. U Street definitely fills up in the evening! Haven't been over there since COVID began, but people are always fiddling on their phones. 😀

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On 11/22/2020 at 9:43 AM, PhillipJames89 said:

They definitely need mmWave on U st lol. But yeah they acquired the spectrum in March. They will most likely deploy it sometime next year. 

Based on this article, it seems like mmWave has actually been deployed in DC as one of the "five cities" listed: https://www.fiercewireless.com/5g/verizon-s-5g-mmwave-crushing-it-but-for-how-long

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