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Tricky Trevor 18-11-2020 14:37

Any news on 5G
 
Just wondering if anybody has heard any news of when 5G will come to Virgin. I'm guessing they will wait until after next summer when their merge with O2 has settled down as I can't see them launching 5G with EE and then having to swap over to O2.

My Samsung Galaxy S8+ came out of contract this week so I might as well hang fire until I know whats happening. Ive been looking at the range of 5G ready phones on Virgin mobile so there's no hurry.

It took them long enough to get 4G so I imagine it will be another case of 'coming soon' and probably being the last carrier to get 5G.

Chris 18-11-2020 15:21

Re: Any news on 5G
 
As the physical network operators are barely getting going with it themselves, I can't see them being in a hurry to be undercut by VNOs like Virgin.

BenMcr 18-11-2020 18:29

Re: Any news on 5G
 
https://www.virginmedia.com/corporat...ew-mobile-deal

Quote:

Virgin Media’s current MVNO agreement with BT Enterprise, which has been in place since January 2017, will come to an end in late 2021, at which point Virgin Media’s mobile offering will transition to Vodafone. Virgin Mobile 5G services are set to launch on the Vodafone network before the transition takes place.

sollp 18-11-2020 19:34

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Quote:

Originally Posted by BenMcr (Post 36058721)

Interesting, not heard or seen anything internally

Paul 18-11-2020 19:45

Re: Any news on 5G
 
I though 5G was on Hold as it caused people to catch a virus ... :erm:

Mr K 18-11-2020 20:02

Re: Any news on 5G
 
Just upgraded to 4G (ASDA mobile is cool and very cheap ;) ) Seems fast enough to me. Who really needs to download HD movies to a phone? 4G seems fast enough to me.

Tricky Trevor 19-11-2020 09:52

Re: Any news on 5G
 
But the Virgin partnership with O2 which was given the go ahead in the summer was said to be to compete against BT.

Now I'm starting to get confused. So it now sounds like it will be a Virgin/Vodaphone/O2 partnership.

BenMcr 19-11-2020 10:41

Re: Any news on 5G
 
Virgin Mobile will be moving to the Vodafone radio network first. That agreement was signed before the JV was announced. That's the agreement that then allows for the launch of 5G as mentioned in Press Release.

Once the JV completes then that new entity will decide about what then happens for current Virgin Mobile customers and if / when a further radio network change is done.

Tricky Trevor 19-11-2020 13:20

Re: Any news on 5G
 
Ok,many thanks for enlightening me Ben. Much appreciated.

Dude111 20-11-2020 01:30

Quote:

Originally Posted by Paul
I though 5G was on Hold as it caused people to catch a virus ... :erm:

Regardless -- 5G is not safe..... Especially the upper tier - 24-39Ghz

Chris 20-11-2020 07:41

Re: Any news on 5G
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Dude111 (Post 36058938)
Regardless -- 5G is not safe..... Especially the upper tier - 24-39Ghz

Stop trying to hump the transmitters. Problem solved.

weesteev 25-11-2020 10:26

Re: Any news on 5G
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Dude111 (Post 36058938)
Regardless -- 5G is not safe..... Especially the upper tier - 24-39Ghz

Pardon? Any evidence of this claim? As someone who is actively working on 5G innovation and technology, I can 100% confirm you are talking nonsense :)

Chris 25-11-2020 11:27

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Quote:

Originally Posted by weesteev (Post 36059617)
Pardon? Any evidence of this claim? As someone who is actively working on 5G innovation and technology, I can 100% confirm you are talking nonsense :)

But he watched something on YouTube so hes obviously done his research and is very well informed ;)

weesteev 25-11-2020 16:03

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Chris (Post 36059623)
But he watched something on YouTube so hes obviously done his research and is very well informed ;)

You are probably right, that's what's scary. People are experts on topics they watch on YouTube these days :erm:

Pierre 25-01-2021 10:45

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https://www.virginmedia.com/mobile/5g

Tricky Trevor 25-01-2021 11:57

Re: Any news on 5G
 
Thanks for the link. Typically,not yet available in Nottingham.

Mick 25-01-2021 11:59

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Pierre (Post 36067987)

27 per month unlimited everything including 5g data. :shocked:

BenMcr 25-01-2021 12:05

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Just to point out that I think that's for the 24 month SIM.

If you opt for a 12 month SIM it's 30 a month for Unlimited.

cheekyangus 25-01-2021 13:53

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I see Vodafone are making sure people know it's their 5G being used. Can't exactly blame them. :-)
https://twitter.com/vodafoneuknews/s...75677715869706

---------- Post added at 13:53 ---------- Previous post was at 13:52 ----------

VM Corp account Quote Tweeted that, so that's how I saw it.

Pierre 25-01-2021 14:03

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Quote:

Originally Posted by cheekyangus (Post 36068054)
I see Vodafone are making sure people know it's their 5G being used. Can't exactly blame them. :-)
https://twitter.com/vodafoneuknews/s...75677715869706

---------- Post added at 13:53 ---------- Previous post was at 13:52 ----------

VM Corp account Quote Tweeted that, so that's how I saw it.

well it is and it isn't. VM are using the Vodafone RAN everything else is VM.

So it's a bit like Openreach claiming that all Broadband over their network is theirs

Rankrotten 25-01-2021 14:28

Re: Any news on 5G
 
Will this be included with the existing Ultimate Oomph deal?

BenMcr 25-01-2021 15:12

Re: Any news on 5G
 
5G is available on the Oomph SIMs yes.

https://www.virginmedia.com/corporat...ices-in-the-uk
Quote:

Virgin Media’s broadband customers will also be able to choose a 5G plan* if taking one of the provider’s converged “Oomph” bundles that offer broadband, TV and mobile connectivity all in one place.
At the moment you have to upgrade to get 5G along with the move onto the Vodafone signal, but as all customers have to be moved over to Vodafone by 2022, then existing SIMs will be moved over between now and then
Quote:

In November 2019 Virgin Media announced a new MVNO agreement with Vodafone which includes a range of innovative services including 5G. Virgin Media’s current MVNO agreement with BT Enterprise will come to an end in late 2021, at which point all of Virgin Media’s mobile offering will transition to Vodafone.

Rankrotten 25-01-2021 15:38

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Thanks Ben. I have a Vodafone 5G iPhone so will hold off for now and stay on the EE virtual network. The Virgin sim is in my mobile broadband wifi device.

Paul 25-01-2021 20:18

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No 5G around here, not even planned according to the VM coverage map.

nomadking 25-01-2021 20:29

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I knew that 5G masts were nearby(one less than 100m away), but I was surprised to find Vodafone/VM seem to be the only ones, not providing 5G in this area.

StopThePigeon 26-01-2021 11:40

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https://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.ph...dafone-uk.html

Dude111 29-01-2021 23:26

Quote:

Originally Posted by nomadking
I knew that 5G masts were nearby(one less than 100m away)

Oh my thats disturbingly close..... I am very worried of being exposed to high signal levels of 24-39GHz,I have heard bad things can happen and im afraid of it....

People have been destroying 5G towers here in the states because its clear to us THEY DONT CARE IF ITS DANGEROUS.... They want the $$$$$$$$$$$ using these services and that puts us in possible danger!

If they would not use 24-39Ghz it wouldnt be a problem...... (The upper tier) -- 5G has other tiers it can use w/o possibly harming people.......

Chris 29-01-2021 23:32

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Dude111 (Post 36068744)
Oh my thats disturbingly close..... I am very worried of being exposed to high signals levels of 24-39GHz,I have heard bad things can happen and im afraid of it....

People have been destroying 5G towers here in the states because its clear to us THEY DONT CARE IF ITS DANGEROUS.... They want the $$$$$$$$$$$ using these services and that puts us in possible danger!

If they would not use 24-39Ghz it wouldnt be a problem...... (The upper tier) -- 5G has other tiers it can use w/o possibly harming people.......

You should stop reading moronic internet conspiracy websites. Try reading some actual science.

Only complete brain donors believe this crap. Seriously, get over it. If you have the wit and intelligence to post on here, you have the necessary skills to cure yourself of this.

Dude111 30-01-2021 01:01

Thank you Chris :)

Paul 30-01-2021 01:28

Re: Any news on 5G
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Dude111 (Post 36068744)
People have been destroying 5G towers here in the states because its clear to us THEY DONT CARE IF ITS DANGEROUS

That would be because they are not dangerous. :dozey:

Stuart 01-02-2021 15:34

Re: Any news on 5G
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Dude111 (Post 36058938)
Regardless -- 5G is not safe..... Especially the upper tier - 24-39Ghz

I'm no expert, but I would tend to disagree. 5G is in use in a lot of countries with little or no impact on disease rates. Also, that range of frequencies has been in use for decades with things like Radar.

The main danger 5G poses is the idiots who are doing things like attacking those who install it, and destroying the masts. Yes, destroying the masts *is* a danger because not only does it, in a lot of cases, prevent people calling the Emergency services, but the masts themselves often act as repeaters to enable the Emergency services to communicate. Any disruption with that can kill people.

Tricky Trevor 02-02-2021 13:40

Re: Any news on 5G
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Paul (Post 36068171)
No 5G around here, not even planned according to the VM coverage map.

And it seems like most of the area's that can get 5G can also get Gig 1.
Frustrating that Nottingham always has to wait a long time for almost everything.


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