Motorola Event August 2nd

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  1. Sajo

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    I'm sure it will not work quite as good as built-in 5G technology.

    But if the 4G to 5G switch is like it was from 3G to 4G none of our current phones will be upgrade-able.
     
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    That's the way I read it also, all former Moto Z's will be compatible.....if (and that's a big IF) 5G comes to your city / area while you still own a Moto Z. The first 4 cities are supposed to slowly get 5G starting in 2019.
     
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    TBH, I'm not sure why I would need 5G (have heard it may not penetrate buildings as well as 4G does). And as long as I can get 20mbps+ tethering, I really don't need more.

    Plus, it sounds like VZW is going to target home broadband....and probably cable tv.... for it's 5G service more than mobile (which makes sense, see above). But before I go out and buy a new phone, it gives you pause that VZW could offer some pretty good bundled deals for mobile and home broadband (and they already partner with Comcast).

    Comcast currently sells bundles with VZW mobile for like $40 a month for unlimited everything (throttled after 22GB or whatever). But then I give-up my unlimited plan, and am locked into Comcast when they start gouging me on the post-promo cable pricing. No thanks.
     
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    I have read that also, it may not be as good inside buildings as 4G.

    None of us probably need 5G right now. But Verizon wants to be the first to roll it out Nationwide. Like all the carriers do. This is their cahnce to say they helped with the first 5G enabled phone.

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    There is also an advertising/PR angle to it. They can say that they have the first and only 5g network. In the public's mind 5 is higher than 4 so 5g must be way better than 4g even if it really isn't in some respects
     
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    That's probably very true.

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    TMobile 5g network will use 600mhz spectrum and will have better building penetration then current Verizon 700mhz lte band. They currently have a couple 5g ready phones out, lg v30 and moto e5 play/plus.
     
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    *YAWN*, Nothing got my motor running.
     
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    True, it's a nice phone but not exactly as great as all the hype. My gut instinct thinks this is the end of the Z line and next year will be something completely new & different.

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    Pretty disappointed. I was looking for the next Force with a screen improvement for the scratchiness.
     
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