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Here’s how you’ll know when you’re on Verizon’s fast or slow 5G on an iPhone 12

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Verizon’s new ad for the iPhone 12 is introducing another 5G logo, but this one — unlike AT&T’s 5G E one — actually means something. Now, if you’re an iPhone 12 owner and in one of the small but growing areas of Verizon’s network that supports its mmWave variety of 5G, you’ll see a new “5G UW” logo.

The UW stands for ultra-wideband, the type of radio technology that allows Verizon to deliver connectivity at the higher-frequency mmWave spectrum. That variety of 5G will be, in theory, much faster than your standard low-band 5G, but it’s only in select cities and only in areas of those markets where Verizon can deliver consistent, undisrupted signal.

The new iOS-specific logo, which is similar to the Android platform’s “5G UWB” logo, was revealed in an ad featuring Chris Rock and touting Verizon as a dedicated partner of Apple in the iPhone maker’s rollout of its first 5G-capable smartphones. If you’re just on the standard 5G network Verizon now offers, you’ll just see a “5G” logo, the ad confirms.

Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg made an appearance during the iPhone 12 virtual reveal event yesterday, and the company also used the Apple launch to promote its big expansion of 5G coverage throughout the US. Verizon’s rollout helps it stay competitive with AT&T and T-Mobile, both of which have rolled out various tiers of 5G while Verizon only offered its limited (but speedy) mmWave coverage.

Now, Verizon customers can access low-band 5G, which is slower but easier to deliver, thanks to Verizon’s use of “dynamic spectrum sharing” (DSS) technology that lets the company use parts of its existing LTE network to deliver slightly speedier low-band 5G coverage.

Here’s a handy breakdown of DSS 5G and how it’ll compare to mmWave from The Verge’s Chaim Gartenberg:

The upside of DSS is that it allows for Verizon to quickly expand its low-band 5G offerings. That gives it the same nationwide 5G footprint as AT&T’s and T-Mobile’s low-band networks without requiring that Verizon buy the spectrum and build out an entirely new network or cut down on its LTE offerings to allocate that space for 5G.

The new DSS-based Verizon 5G will be held back by the same limitations as its low-band competitors in exchange for that boosted range. Namely, due to the nature of the spectrum, speeds will be slower than the ultra-fast mmWave 5G that Verizon has been currently offering — although they should still offer an improvement over existing LTE speeds.

The reason Verizon has two logos is because it wants customers to know when they might be tapping into that much faster but geographically limited mmWave style of 5G. The iPhone 12 has both standard and mmWave, thanks to its new antenna, as evidenced by the US-exclusive antenna window on Apple’s new smartphones. But most consumers throughout the US will be accessing low-band 5G when they do eventually buy a compatible phone, so Verizon thinks it needs a distinct logo to differentiate the two.

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Charge Your Phone Wirelessly With 50% off a Multifunctional LED Lamp

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White Wireless Charge Lamp | $18 | Amazon | Clip coupon + code ABC88699
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When you’re ready to turn in for the night, you don’t want to forget to charge your phone— especially if your mobile device doubles as your alarm clock.

With this wireless charger lamp, you can make this crucial step of your nightly routine even easier by just setting your phone on the wireless charging pad and… well, that’s all there is to it!

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You can snag the black version for $20 using the same code—no coupon though, sorry.

Don’t sleep on this deal! Who knows how long stock or the coupon code will last?

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Keep That Hotdish Hot With 65% Off a Luncia Casserole Carrier, Only $11 With Promo Code

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Luncia Double-Decker Dish Carrier | $11 | Amazon | Promo code SDDU9S7F

It has been a long time since the days we could safely have a potluck or other gatherings, but we have a fantastic deal perfect for once those times return. These double-decker Luncia dish carriers can be had for 65% off when you add promo code SDDU9S7F at checkout and clip the coupon on the site (it’s just below the price). These holders fit 9″x 13″ sized baking dishes.

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That means you can insulate and keep two dishes of food warm for only $11 instead of $30. What’s more, your Luncia carrier will arrive by Christmas if you order today as a Prime member.

Just add promo code SDDU9S7F and clip the 5% off coupon to bring the price down to $11 for the blue or the grey option.

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Conquer Your Pup’s Dander and Fur With $700 Off a Cobalt or Charcoal Bobsweep PetHair Plus Robot Vacuum

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Bobsweep PetHair Plus Robot Vacuum & Mop (Cobalt) | $200 | Best Buy

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Allergies can be bad enough as the seasons change. Don’t let pet hair and dander add to that by vacuuming it up early and often. That chore is easier said than done— unless you have a robot vacuum to do the work for you. This lovely bright cobalt Bobsweep PetHair Plus robot vacuum and mop, only $200 today at Best Buy seems like an ideal option. That’s a whopping $700 off, by the way.

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You can get the same deal for the charcoal version of the robot vac, too. This model is not only specially made for picking up pet hair, it self docks and charges when it’s finished with the work.

It also comes with a mop attachment, so it can take care of those kitchen floors for you as well. Grab it while it’s still available for this fantastic price!

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