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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by michaelkingdom, Dec 4, 2021.

  1. michaelkingdom

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    I have three TOTL android phones. S20 note Ultra, S21 and Pixel 6 pro. None of them can handle Verizon 5g in my area. 5g speeds are so slow a webpage won't load.

    I have called Verizon and spent a whopping 7 days on the phone with them. Top tier tech support can't figure it out. We have done everything. Factory data resets, new sim cards. 3 phones, no 5g.

    So the Pixel allows you to select LTE which works great. But I don't want to keep the pixel. I'm looking for a way to block the Samsung phones from processing 5g signals. A hack, a program, whatever. If anyone has any ideas I'm all about it. I will pay you for a workable solution! I'm just so sick of dealing with this,

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  2. Trom

    Trom Android Enthusiast

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  3. michaelkingdom

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    That's a good idea but we did that thank you.
  4. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    If you turn 5G to OFF in the settings, then the phone shouldn't even be trying use and process 5G signals and networks, with any carrier. Same with turning off 4G as well. Quite frankly I don't really see what else you can do to turn off and disabling 5G mode, apart from rooting and hacking the thing with a custom ROM.

    That certainly works for my Samsung Note20 Ultra phone, turning off 5G. Not that I've had any need to do that myself.
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  5. michaelkingdom

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    Yes I know the LTE/CDMA option but there is a lower tier type 5G which is not ultra wide broadband which still connects under that non 5g setting. And data comes to a halt.
  6. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    On some phones the options for selectively disabling network modes, it was done from a hidden Service Mode, ("*#0011#" for Samsung devices). But on recent Samsung Galaxy phones, it's now in the user settings,

    Service Mode on a Note20 Ultra just shows the carrier network information, with no options for changing anything. And I assume it's the same for the S21, etc.
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  7. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    I've never heard of that, on my phone 5G mode is either ON or OFF, and that's it.

    What exact variants of the Samsung phones have you got there, like are they fully Verizon compatible in the US?

    This is what I have on my Note20 Ultra.
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    If turn it to 2G only, then there's no service at all, because my carrier no longer operates 2G(GSM).

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  8. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    veruizon has different levels of 5G. one of the is Ultra wide and the other is 5G Naitionwide.


    so yes the 5G Nationwide is tide in with 4G/LTE.

    and sorry but i have not come across any hacks that will exclude 5G Nationwide.....here in L.A. where i live 5G is almost everywhere now......it is close to 75% coverage.....so i do go in and out with 4G/LTE which i do find to be much slower than what it used to be.
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