Verizon 5G Coming to Des Moines in 2019

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  1. CYphyllis

    CYphyllis Well-Known Member

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    Someone want to explain to grandpa what progress is.
     
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  2. jdcyclone19

    jdcyclone19 Well-Known Member

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    You do realize that is already happening.
     
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  3. jdcyclone19

    jdcyclone19 Well-Known Member

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    A lot of people care. 4G is not perfect. One of 4G limitations is the amount of data the system can handle. 5G won’t have the data restrictions. That is a big deal to a lot of people. Especially if rural Iowa can get home internet and not have to use satellite.

    Now get off my lawn too.
     
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  4. Cyclone.TV

    Cyclone.TV Well-Known Member

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    People would pay good money to watch someone as crazy as you in every day life.
     
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  5. NorthCyd

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    I heard 5g penetrates tinfoil.
     
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  6. NorthCyd

    NorthCyd Well-Known Member

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    No. Just let him keep yelling at clouds.
     
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    isufbcurt Well-Known Member

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    WTF!

    Why? I have 2 complaints about living in the country:
    1. Gravel/mud roads
    2. ****** internet service
     
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  9. amishclone

    amishclone Well-Known Member

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    Meh. I'll wait on 6g
     
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  10. alarson

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    Which kind of makes the fact that theyre charging extra per month for it seem absurd. Its technology that helps the company better handle its capacity, something that should just be 'part of the bill' for any cell service.

    I just got an s10+ though, so i'm probably 2 years from having a 5g-loaded phone anyway
     
  11. ArgentCy

    ArgentCy Well-Known Member

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    Oh I know, more than most. Why do you think I didn't get a smart phone until like 4-5 years ago?
     
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  12. Prone2Clone

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    HAWKSTD
     
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  13. Trice

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    I know, I was just kidding. When we've reached a point where your devices are literally serving as bugs in your home that tech employees can listen in on at any time, there really isn't much more of the slippery slope upon which to slide down.

    I was just going to crack a joke about how really the only thing we have left to do is allow them to install video cameras in our living rooms so they can watch any time at their convenience...but then I remembered the Facebook Portal is already here.
     
  14. MeowingCows

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    It's called "technological advancement". The rotary phone in your basement still works fine too, it's not broken -- why change it?
     
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  15. rhoho

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    Does not matter to me. My Iphone5 cant get 5g
     
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  16. aeroclone

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    5G will increase capacity, but demand will also continue to grow too. You are going to eventually end up with data caps and throttling the same as 4G.

    I'm skeptical about rural coverage for home internet as well. It costs a lot to build these networks and rural areas have the same lack of population density they always had. The economics are still a struggle. Also, while the cost per bit is lower on 5g than 4g, it is still higher than the cost per bit of the traditional wired solutions for home internet.
     
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  17. 3TrueFans

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    Poor credit?
     
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  18. alarson

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    I'm pretty sure that's not what's happening with the devices.

    The phone or device listens for wake words. "alexa" "ok google" "Hey siri". It doesnt send anything to the servers until it hears those words. Sometimes it may *think* its wake word was triggered by a similar sound and you'd get some additional recordings.

    But that's hardly "tech employees can listen in at any time"
     
  19. Trice

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    I was exaggerating and probably shouldn't have said "literally," but there's very little distance between pulling up your past audio clips and listening in whenever they want.

    I know that sounds a little tinfoil-hat-esque, but if the news broke tomorrow that Facebook was using these devices to record huge chunks of what happens in someone's home, whether they're "activated" or not, or even watching/listening in people's homes in real time, would anyone be surprised? Of course not. These companies have given no indication they have the ability to restrain themselves.
     
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