Monday, April, 22, 2019 02:52:53

AT&T had turned on its mobile 5G for public in 12 cities in December 2018 and charged $70 per month for 15GB of 5G hotspot data. The company has not yet declared if it will be changing it 5G pricing.

AT&T, the world’s second largest provider of mobile telephone services recently announced the roll out of its mobile 5G network across seven more cities in the U.S. namely Nashville, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Jose, Austin, San Diego and Orlando. With the addition of these cities, AT&T’s 5G supported city count has reached a total of 19, a commendable head start when compared with competitors.

According to sources, AT&T so far offers only one 5G device called the Netgear Nighthawk 5G mobile WiFi hotspot. Similar to other carriers, AT&T will be offering Samsung Galaxy S10 5G while a second 5G Samsung phone will be on offer later in 2019.

Unlike 5G E logo has been appearing on most Galaxy and iPhone 4G LTE AT&T phones, the new network is based on what is arguably the actual 5G that comes with faster speeds and lower latency which is a measure of network responsiveness.

AT&T had turned on its mobile 5G for public in 12 cities in December 2018 and charged $70 per month for 15GB of 5G hotspot data. The company has not yet declared if it will be changing it 5G pricing.

AT&T competitor, Verizon on the other hand, is currently charging an extra $10 for 5G access on phones. The network is waiving the fee for first three months as it works on building the new network.

According to reports, AT&T’s current 5G network is based on a technology known as millimeter wave or mmWave. Even though this network promises super-fast speeds, its coverage will be limited at the time of launch. Therefore, AT&T made it clear that 5G will be live in only parts of the new cities where the network has been launched.

Later this year, AT&T will be rolling out a second 5G technology called the sub-6 that is expected to provide a comparatively larger and more consistent area coverage, while working in tandem with the mmWave network.