Update Allows LG Wing Users to Enjoy Faster 5G Service on Verizon’s Ultra Wideband Network
LG Wing can now connect to mid-band 5G using Verizon’s C-band signal
Lowband signals can travel great distances and are therefore often used for rural 5G. But the problem with low-band is that it delivers download data speeds not much faster than 4G LTE. Still, these signals are the easiest to find, meaning most people who have received a 5G signal on their phone have only connected to a low-band service. Therefore, there are many consumers who have no idea what the excitement about 5G is about.
Here’s why T-Mobile has the early 5G lead in the US
In a smart move, T-Mobile bought Sprint to take control of the more than 100 MHz of the 2.5 GHz mid-band spectrum. That gave T-Mobile a huge edge in 5G, an edge it enjoys to this day. But when Verizon enabled its C-band 5G service earlier this year, it immediately became easier for Verizon customers to find an area with Ultra Wideband coverage. delivering data rate in a range of 450 Mbps to 1 Gbps.
The LG Wing has a unique design with a swivel. The main screen can be rotated to create a “T” shape with the secondary screen of the phone. To update your LG Wing, which allows you to access Verizon’s 5G C-band service, you must first connect your phone to a strong Wi-Fi signal or a strong Verizon cellular connection. Make sure your battery is fully charged.
- Start on the home screen by pressing the menu key. to tap
- Tap Settings.
- Tap About phone.
- Tap Software updates.
- Tap Check for updates.
- Tap Download Now.
Once the download is complete, you will see a notification that the new software is ready to be installed. Tap Install Now. The phone turns off and restarts. You will be notified that the installation is complete. Tap OK.
Note that it may take two to three days for battery life to normalize after the update. The update also adds the April Android security patch.
So there it is folks, a second life for that phoenix of a smartphone called the LG Wing, which can now connect you to Verizon’s Ultra Wideband 5G service. Assuming your Verizon account is for an unlimited plan with 5G Ultra Wideband access.