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Old 18-11-2020, 15:37   #1
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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.
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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.
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https://www.virginmedia.com/corporat...ew-mobile-deal

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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.
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Interesting, not heard or seen anything internally
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Re: Any news on 5G

I though 5G was on Hold as it caused people to catch a virus ...
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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.

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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.
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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.
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Ok,many thanks for enlightening me Ben. Much appreciated.
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Regardless -- 5G is not safe..... Especially the upper tier - 24-39Ghz
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Regardless -- 5G is not safe..... Especially the upper tier - 24-39Ghz
Stop trying to hump the transmitters. Problem solved.
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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
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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
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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
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