I purchased a Samsung Gaxaly A51 5G from my local Cricket store in Hutchinson, KS.
I know I don’t live in the 5G service area, however, I went to the Wichita KS area which is showing to be a 5G low band area on the coverage map. While I was in the area, my service Icon never changed off of LTE, I was expecting maybe to see a 5GE or even 5G.
So my question is do I need a sim card, or a different APN setting other than what was on the phone when it was pulled out of the box.
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So back to my original question is do I need a different sim card, or a different APN setting other than what was on the phone when it was pulled out of the box.
@Spudman9510 Actually, it does, I purchased the phone from the local Cricket Store in my area, and as I stated I live in a 4G/LTE area only, and from time to time I travel to a nearby 5G (subband 6) city.
As I recalled, when the LTE service came online you had to have the LTE card, hence my question. I realize that 5G service is new, so I kind of felt that perhaps the 5G map coverage was being a little overzealous on coverage. I was also looking to see if the 5GE icon would pop up, it did not.
The original question was more to confirm that I have everything in place, and the 5G (subband 6) service just needs to build out more, just for the record, I was seeing download speeds of an average 91, with a speed bursts at 150.
Thank you for the reply, have a great day!
Just to confirm, you need to make sure of two things:
-You are covered (you were)
-You have the Unlimited More plan of $60.
If you don't have the Unlimited more plan, 5G will not work. You don't need a new SIM, or different APN setting.