AT&T has flipped the swap for its low-band 5G community in 10 new cities — double from what it promised final month. This coincides with the launch of AT&T’s Samsung Galaxy Observe 10 Plus 5G, which is the community operator’s first true 5G gadget, on sale at present for $1,300. It joins the small however rising listing of 5G units presently obtainable, and AT&T plans so as to add extra units to this system quickly.
AT&T subscribers who’re on the Limitless Additional or Limitless Elite plans will probably be upgraded mechanically to the brand new community at no extra cost. It’s obtainable beginning now in a handful of cities together with San Francisco; San Jose, California; Pittsburgh; Birmingham, Alabama; Indianapolis; Los Angeles; Milwaukee; Pittsburgh; Windfall, Rhode Island; Rochester, New York; and San Diego.
Nonetheless, do notice 5G nonetheless has a reasonably restricted attain and earlier than leaping the gun, it’s greatest to undergo these protection maps to make sure your 5G help. As well as, shopping on 5G will price you a a lot bigger quantity of knowledge and you’ll be burning via these “limitless” plans’ throttling caps a lot faster than you do on LTE.
“We imagine 5G expertise will probably be game-changing, and we proceed to assist drive this subsequent wave of innovation. We have been the primary within the U.S. to supply business cellular 5G, and that is the following step as we construct to nationwide service within the first half of 2020,” Scott Mair, President of AT&T Know-how Operations, mentioned in an announcement.
It’s additionally price mentioning that the community AT&T is rolling out is on the low-band spectrum and doesn’t ship the blazing quick 1Gbps+ of the upper frequency mmWave 5G like T-Cell’s 600MHz community or Verizon’s mmWave 5G — although it’s nonetheless a substantial improve over 4G LTE. AT&T says that may come at a later date.
What’s extra, AT&T mentioned it expects to roll out the brand new 5G community to “Boston; Bridgeport, Connecticut; Buffalo, New York; Las Vegas; New York Metropolis, and different markets” within the first half of 2020.
AT&T’s launch marks a big step towards a 5G future and is the primary of the numerous bulletins to return. With Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 865 chipset, we count on extra producers to introduce 5G-compatible telephones in 2020. Apple is rumored to announce a 5G version iPhone at its subsequent September unveil as effectively.