iPhone 5K from ATT in Seattle area

Discussion in 'iOS 12' started by StarShot, Apr 23, 2019.

  1. StarShot macrumors 6502a


    Mar 31, 2014
    Don't know what forum this should be in. I have an ATT iPhone XS. When outside the house my phone frequent deplays 5Ke in place of the usual symbol. However, on most of my apps I don't receive a data signal with an error message saying something about no signal. Stangely the Drudge Report seems to go whichever link I click on.

    Anyone else know how to receive 5K data from ATT.
  2. gwang73 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 14, 2009
    San Francisco Area
  3. WaruiKoohii macrumors 6502

    Oct 4, 2015
    Correct. AT&T is doing what T-Mobile and Sprint did for 4G. T-Mobile relabeled 3G as 4G, and Sprint relabeled WiMax as 4G.

    5Ge is kind of useful as an indicator, though, since it indicates that you are in a TAC with a majority of towers that have received upgrades (new radio heads, new radios, new spectrum deployed, and new backhaul deployed). So while the indicator doesn't by itself mean anything, it lets you see what areas AT&T has been doing a lot of work in.
  4. loybond macrumors 6502

    Aug 1, 2010
    The True North, Strong and Free
    Umm... You mean 5g?

  5. gahig ulo macrumors 6502a

    gahig ulo

    Nov 11, 2017
    riverside california
    KKKKK (5ke)is really fast i have it on metro.
  6. StarShot thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Mar 31, 2014
    Sorry, typo. And yes, in my area, my phone shows 5Ge, but doesn't connect to several apps/links that I use.

    Me Bad

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