LG Wing receives update allowing it to support Verizon’s zippy Ultra Wideband 5G service
Update allows LG Wing users to enjoy faster 5G service on Verizon’s Ultra Wideband network
The LG Wing now can connect to mid-band 5G using Verizon’s C-band signal
Low-band signals can travel great distances which is why they are often used for nationwide 5G. But the issue with low-band is that it delivers download data speeds not much faster than 4G LTE. Yet, these signals are the easiest to find which means that most people who have received a 5G signal on their phone have only connected with low-band service which is why there are many consumers who have no idea what the excitement over 5G is all about.
This is why T-Mobile has the early 5G lead in the U.S.
In a shrewd move, T-Mobile bought Sprint to take control of the firm’s more than 100MHz of 2.5GHz mid-band spectrum. That gave T-Mobile a huge head start in 5G, one it still enjoys to this day. But when Verizon turned on its C-band 5G service earlier this year, it immediately made it easier for Verizon customers to find an area with Ultra Wideband coverage. delivering data speed in a range of 450Mbps to 1Gbps.
The LG Wing has a unique design that incorporates a swivel. The main screen can be rotated to create a “T”-shape with the phone’s secondary display. To update your LG Wing, which will allow 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 tapping the Menu Key
- Tap Settings.
- Tap About Phone.
- Tap Software updates.
- Tap Check for Update.
- Tap Download Now.
Once the download is completed, you will see a notice telling you that the new software is ready to be installed. Tap on Install Now. The phone will power down and restart. You will get a notice telling you that the installation has been completed. Tap on OK.
Keep in mind that after the update, it can take two to three days for your battery life to be normalized. 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 will now be able to connect you to Verizon’s Ultra Wideband 5G service. Assuming, that is, that your Verizon account is for an Unlimited plan with 5G Ultra Wideband access.