Rain to switch off 4G network for 5G users

Jamie McKane

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Rain to switch off 4G network for 5G users

Rain will be switching off 4G network capabilities on its 5G packages in the coming months.

A MyBroadband reader on Rain's 5G Standard package was recently contacted by a customer support agent who told him that 4G connectivity would be unavailable on his 5G package soon.
 

Solitude

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Hmmm that is a bit worrying. The 5G here sometimes goes down but then I still have some connectivity because it connects to 4G.

Now when it goes down I will just be without internet?
 

PAYBACK

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Hmmm that is a bit worrying. The 5G here sometimes goes down but then I still have some connectivity because it connects to 4G.

Now when it goes down I will just be without internet?

Since SA migration have had one outage for a few minutes. With NSA 5G outage the rollback to 4G was basically non existent in my case. I wont miss it put it that way.
 

Swa

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Don't agree with tampering with routers. That's usually where problems start and users then not having any other service to fall back on. Restrictions should be done on a network level. Can't wait for standalone devices to become available which the networks have no control over.
 

PHeX

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What was the rush for Non Stand Alone network in the first place? For me NSA is not 5G but 4.75G. A transition to 5G(SA).

Even if I was in a SA covered area I would wait for 2022 to subscribe to 5G as I think it would be a true right time for 5G.
 

Gimmification

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What was the rush for Non Stand Alone network in the first place? For me NSA is not 5G but 4.75G. A transition to 5G(SA).

Even if I was in a SA covered area I would wait for 2022 to subscribe to 5G as I think it would be a true right time for 5G.
Easier to implement, great way to capture a customer base that will foot the bill for real 5g
 

Yskasmetnstoof

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As a Rain 5G fixed client I have learned 2 things: 1. Rain actually is uncapped - or as near as you can get to it in SA. 2. Keep the extra router with the prepaid Telkom sim in alive. Rain connection is not dependable.
Nice rumours where I live though of Vumatel actually beginning to acknowledge our existence. Apparently.
 
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