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Old 04-21-2019, 05:56 AM
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Default Excited about 5g coming? why dont they fix robots calls?

seems people would want robo calls stopped before the 5g introduction?? companies effort is in wrong areas

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Old 04-21-2019, 05:58 AM
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Two completely separate business functions with two completely different teams everything below the CEO.

They're working on both.
Old 04-21-2019, 12:37 PM
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They have done a much better job with spam than they are doing with robocalls.
Old 04-22-2019, 07:03 AM
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If your cellphone is being inundated with calls, the app Robokiller will change your life. For about $25 a year, they answer suspicious calls and mess with the callers with pre-recorded fake scenarios. After Easter dinner last night, we played about a dozen of these calls and had the whole family ROFL.

The best one went on for several minutes. As the caller was trying to get a word in edge-wise, Robokiller pretended to be a dude who wants to try out of America's Got Talent and wanted advice about his singing voice. I don't think the caller ever caught on, he finally just hung up thinking he'd called a crazy person.
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There is no profit in killing robo calls.
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I’m on the 5G now. I immediately noticed the difference
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5g and robo calls have nothing to do with each other.
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Originally Posted by WPBTH View Post
I’m on the 5G now. I immediately noticed the difference
Dollars to Donuts you are a AT&T customer and have 5Ge

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/5ge-exp...ews-29329.html
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It's called the Dunning Kruger Effect. Everyone who doesn't understand the complexity of a problem assumes there is a simple solution. Anyone who believes "they could easily stop it if they wanted to" doesn't accurately understand the issue. Robo calls are a lot harder to stop than you'd think.

5G is about updating to a new technology requiring phones with new chipsets and new modems, and new hardware on cell towers across the country. This is nto a trivial upgrade.
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Originally Posted by jobowker View Post
It's called the Dunning Kruger Effect. Everyone who doesn't understand the complexity of a problem assumes there is a simple solution. Anyone who believes "they could easily stop it if they wanted to" doesn't accurately understand the issue. Robo calls are a lot harder to stop than you'd think.

5G is about updating to a new technology requiring phones with new chipsets and new modems, and new hardware on cell towers across the country. This is nto a trivial upgrade.
I always wondered if there was a name for that.
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Originally Posted by soflah3 View Post
Dollars to Donuts you are a AT&T customer and have 5Ge

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/5ge-exp...ews-29329.html
youre correct
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Originally Posted by yarcraft91 View Post
I always wondered if there was a name for that.
My wife calls me (among other things less savory) a fountain of useless knowledge.
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there is always a new wonderful upgrade.
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Originally Posted by jobowker View Post
It's called the Dunning Kruger Effect. Everyone who doesn't understand the complexity of a problem assumes there is a simple solution. Anyone who believes "they could easily stop it if they wanted to" doesn't accurately understand the issue. Robo calls are a lot harder to stop than you'd think.

5G is about updating to a new technology requiring phones with new chipsets and new modems, and new hardware on cell towers across the country. This is nto a trivial upgrade.
Or, as I've taken to saying...

"I've finally learned enough in this life to know at least one thing - if I think there is a simple solution to the problem, it most likely means I have no freaking clue what's going on."
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There are still a significant number of cellphone users that are on minute plans and cell companies get paid for tower time and backhaul bandwidth. Cell companies charge for those used minutes/tower time regardless of whether its a robo call or great Aunt Sally. It is not in their financial interest yet to end robocalls. That's my take on it. The only thing worse than a robo call is paying for your minutes they waste.
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5G, the latest marketing joke.
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Originally Posted by the_gooch View Post
5G, the latest marketing joke.
What?!

That doesn't make any sense.
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5G isn't a real thing. It uses public wifi spots that suck. I would probably look into using a VPN if that crap was on my phone, sounds like its going to be a shit storm.

https://www.howtogeek.com/399560/5g-...-need-to-know/
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Originally Posted by williamwallus View Post
5G isn't a real thing. It uses public wifi spots that suck. I would probably look into using a VPN if that crap was on my phone, sounds like its going to be a shit storm.

https://www.howtogeek.com/399560/5g-...-need-to-know/
No, sorry, that's not correct.

5G is the next generation of cellular based telecommunications. It is NOT wifi. It is the same thing you have now, it will just be faster. There are other benefits (lower power/size) that will allow it to go into many more devices, but it's the same thing.

The biggest drawback compared to 4G is transmission range between device and client - it is MUCH shorter than 4G and much less able to penetrate buildings, etc.

WiFi is a different technology and standard and they are not related They referenced article doesn't even mention wifi.

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