Even though I got a 5G phone (Note 20 Ultra) I didn’t expect to benefit from 5G for awhile yet, especially as I am located in Salem, OR. I have AT&T as a provider, so I expected to se a 5Ge symbol, which is just LTE.
Turns out the symbol that turned up was actually just a 5G. Further investigation revealed that AT&T offers both the sub 6 and the millimeter wave bands. The millimeter wave band is the gig plus speed daemon, and is only available in very small section of a few cities. The sub 6 band however is much more widely deployed, and I was surprised when I looked at the coverage maps.
So I turned off my wifi to verify the 5G only connection, and went to Speedtest. I consistently go from 95 to 105 mb/s down, which I considered a big improvement over the 20 to 30 I was getting from LTE. Up was only about 10. I’ll take that like the unexpected gift it is.