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    Verizon anticipates indoor 5G without Wi-Fi

    The 5G installs I saw in Shanghai allow for a private network. In an office environment an employee’s phone doesn’t have to be on a particular network. I didn’t find out about guests but presumably...
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    This is the way 5G is implemented in China. ...

    This is the way 5G is implemented in China. Offices, hotels and meeting spaces are installing 5G as a superior replacement to wifi.
  3. It might have been a test of my powers of recall...

    It might have been a test of my powers of recall or it might be just to line up events or something else I can’t imagine. My idea of numbers I had used might vary from theirs. I did my best but...
  4. I once had to provide a list like this for a...

    I once had to provide a list like this for a security clearance. This included numbers for which I was not the named subscriber (parents, roommates, employers etc.).
  5. Yes, this is why I have a local SIM. I need a...

    Yes, this is why I have a local SIM. I need a local number to call with and be called. In the case of China you need a domestic number to authenticate on many wifi systems.
  6. I use this scenario for calling from abroad to...

    I use this scenario for calling from abroad to North America on an iPhone:
    Fido eSIM (T-Mobile works too) set to airplane mode. China Unicom SIM in second position for data.
    The calls show as...
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    Bell Probably too soon to say better, but China is the...

    Probably too soon to say better, but China is the only place I’ve been where handsets and coverage are widespread.
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    Bell I don’t know.

    I don’t know.
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    Bell I don’t think the 5G deployments in the US are...

    I don’t think the 5G deployments in the US are offering anything substantial yet. At best, Verizon has some spots where you can look at your screen and say wow I’ve got 5G but it’s not really useful...
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    Bell The only problem with Google Fi is a non-local...

    The only problem with Google Fi is a non-local number. In the US this has become normal, but in Canada it is not.
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    Bell I think China is the only country that has real...

    I think China is the only country that has real 5G deployed so far. These units can be found in offices and major hotels:

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    They are about the size of a home router and you might find...
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    Samsung users generally love their phones. They...

    Samsung users generally love their phones. They are a 2 or 3 year handset. After that it is the perceived slowness that may bother you. The hardware though will last much longer.
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    Your iPhone X should not be freezing. Why don’t...

    Your iPhone X should not be freezing. Why don’t you take it into Apple and get the issue resolved? Surely that’s the simplest solution. My Android users suffer far more of this kind of problem...
  14. At which Chinese airport is she arriving? At PVG...

    At which Chinese airport is she arriving? At PVG (Shanghai) it is super easy to get the local SIM. The desk is after immigration just before you go down the escalator to baggage claim.
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    If one is serious about ‘service everywhere’ then...

    If one is serious about ‘service everywhere’ then the only answer can be a satphone. With the proviso that you must be outdoors or by a window, satellite offers significantly better coverage than...
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    I recently replaced my 6S battery at 57%. It had...

    I recently replaced my 6S battery at 57%. It had had about 1700 charges and would give 1 - 2 hours of use after a 2.5 hour charge.
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    I suspect iOS will eventually support RCS. What...

    I suspect iOS will eventually support RCS. What will be interesting to see if it does RCS better than Android does.
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    How can Fido and Rogers be different?

    How can Fido and Rogers be different?
  19. Apparently there is a 13.1 update coming on the...

    Apparently there is a 13.1 update coming on the 24th. Supposedly fixes many bugs. I guess the pressure was on to have iOS 13 ready for the new hardware.
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    Nope. The iPhone is the same. It is the SIM...

    Nope. The iPhone is the same. It is the SIM installed that makes the difference.
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    Vonage ticks some of those boxes. SimulRing even...

    Vonage ticks some of those boxes. SimulRing even works in China. They discontinued the 800 service but I get that through a reseller very cheaply.
  22. CDMA: Wifi calling works much better on Rogers than on...

    Wifi calling works much better on Rogers than on Telus.
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    AT&T Prepaid in Canada

    There is coverage along Hwy 1 (Banff, Lake Louise) and Hwy 16 (Jasper). There is NO coverage on Hwy 93, the Icefields Parkway, that runs between Lake Louise and Jasper. There is slow public wifi at...
  24. Weird that old iPhones can do this. Do you mean...

    Weird that old iPhones can do this. Do you mean that newer Androids cannot?



    Yes indeed.
  25. Why is there no roaming on Sprint towers for Tmobile customers?

    Luckily for T-Mobile, this premise is absurd. Other operators have made good use of spectrum at that frequency so the new T-Mobile can too.
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