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AT&T's 5G Network is Coming This Year

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For everyone who's been waiting for true 5G connection, AT&T has some important news to share to its subscribers.

According to today's announcement, AT&T has plans to launch its 5G network capabilities in 12 cities before the year ends. When it does, the prepaid brand believes it will be the first in the U.S. to offer blazing speeds to smartphones. Right now, it's a race between AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless.

As of this writing, AT&T has not yet announced which cities will get 5G network availability. At the same time, there's no word yet on which devices will be compatible with the network speed. But once 5G network will become available, it will level up the world of smartphones as we know it. In addition to smartphones, this network will produce a strong impact on other forms of technology, such as on virtual reality, Internet-connected gadgets, medical gear, and even with self-driving cars.

It's exciting to see what 2018 brings for the smartphone industry with all the different plans for 5G network expansion. Apart from 5G, AT&T has also confirmed that they will be launching its 5G Evolution network to different markets throughout the year. What makes this network different from 5G is that the latter makes use of 4G/LTE networks so that speed and stability can be improved.

This is truly a big move for the wireless and connected industry. And we can't wait to see how this will change everyone's lives this year.


Source: Phandroid

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  1. Cricket will still be limited to 3mbps!

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    1. You want more speed, then pony up more money! Quit complaining that your Honda Fit ain't a Ferrari!

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    2. I was joking not complaining!

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  2. 12 cities by the end of 2018 is only 2% of the total number of cities that have Band 71 on T-Mobile at year's beginning.

    Wow, ATT moves so fast!!

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  3. But on the positive side, this will help us consume more data at faster rates. Hopefully on unlimited plans.

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    1. "on the positive side" this will help throttle those who ignore WiFi more quickly. ;-)

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  4. Oh, I get it, with 5G I get to buy latest, greatest, newest and fastest phone!

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  5. Not sure 5g is even needed on current phones... maybe 4k phones?

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  6. “..we can’t wait to see how this will change everyone’s lives this year.”
    It won’t change everyone’s lives this year. You’ll have to wait another year or two. And some of the rollout will be 5G fixed wireless. Like Verizon’s deployment. By the end of 2020 most of the deployment will be done on major networks.

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    1. It means 8k video on 4 inch phones.

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  7. 4GLTE works pretty well for most I would think! could this said 5G be one more way for the industry to drain our wallets? do we really need it?

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    1. 4G's become trash now that everyone and their grandmother have adopted it, thereby bogging down an aging and insufficient network which simply can't handle the basket of congestion.

      And because all the investment and spectrum are going into deploying 5G, the LTE networks are increasingly overbooked to the point where you might not even be able to request a self-driving uber.

      It's a serious quality of life issue, brought on by the lack of a federally regulated (yet reasonably limited) minimum data speed which would guarante at least a basic level of connectedness.

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  8. Not to be immediately cynical but they are just positioning themselves to steal Verizon's lost thunder (Verizon's own fault for being all hyped about it late 2016 and early 2017 and just dropping the 5G ball with a rsounding THUD when they said no mobile 5G for 2018. WHO CARES about landline 5G. People want mobile. That's the STEAK. Verizon's offering side salad and soup. Att came in and said they'd serve up steak. It will be fraught with delays, overpromsies and underdelivery. This kind of cutting edge stuff always is . And they will again LIE about super charged 4G being "5G" just like they lied about hspa plus at 14mbps being and up be "4G" when it was just 3g on crack. These corporate SOBS are all attention whores. I hope Tmobile beats them to their knees. WITHOUT 5G...lmao

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    1. From the company that brought you 5g evolution = fake 5g. And it's trials were stationary, in buildings. More hype.

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  9. I'd rather not be stuck on hspa in major cities with at&t where Verizon has been on LTE for 5 years.

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    1. Buy an LTE phone. Or name a major city.

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    2. Galaxy s8 ..Salt Lake City. Thanks though.
      Zach

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    3. I give you permission to get a new phone.

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  10. I don't care about 5G for internet connected gadgets or self driving cars. The real hoopla about 5G is that it could potentially compete against cable internet as a replacement for wireline internet. Of course Comcast and Verizon signed a non-compete agreement, and all sorts of industry collusion will prevent that from happening.

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  11. Any new frequencies for 5g ?

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  12. Oh well.. they will increase price maybe... and after reach the allotment they will limit to 2G speed.

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    1. Yep, the 5G allotment will be just enough to watch one or two 4K movie trailers, then they will hammer you down to 128Kbps.

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  13. This site is now plagued by a phishing scam that keeps popping up a fake Amazon web page.


    Dennis this kind of thing only encourages people to block all ads entirely.

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    1. I have not seen that. The only pop-up I ever see on here is a red box labeled "Sponsored content" with a bunch of text links.

      If you could email a screenshot of it to dennis at prepaidphonenews dot com that would be helpful.

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    2. I only get that pop up with Chrome. And not on this site with Chrome, either.
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