According tomedia outlet Apple Insider, THE COMPANY plans to roll out 5G services to the U.S. in the coming weeks, bringing real 5G services to U.S. consumers. Unlike the previous controversial “5GE” (which proved to be just a rename of the regular 4G service), the new 5G will be a low band 5G. The service will initially be rolled out in five cities and will be rolled out when the 5G version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 will begin in December.
“When we introduced 5G in the U.S. last year, we first adopted a business-first and experience-based strategy that laid the foundation for future innovation,” Thaddeus Arroyo, chief executive of AT?T Consumer, said in a statement. He continued: “We are now introducing consumers to the future of wireless technology with a wide range of 5G services, which is included in our best unlimited plan for 5G devices such as the 5G version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus.” “
In the coming weeks, the low-band 5G is scheduled to be available in Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, Providence (Rhode Island), Rochester (New York) and San Diego. The company said it also plans to expand the service to more markets, including Boston, Buffalo and San Jose, although no timetable has been specified.
The full-speed service, known as the company’s 5G plus, is 5G within the nmmWave spectrum and is currently available in parts of 21 cities. The company said the speed of these areas had increased and that it would provide services to parts of nine other cities early next year. To use the low-band 5G service, users will need a 5G-enabled phone and a designated plan to purchase at.t. The company currently offers $75 and $85 a month for ExtraUnlimited or Unlimited Elite plans, and says 5G will be added to those plans for free.
When Sprint launched its 5G service in four cities earlier this year, it also included 5G in its Unlimited Premium program. Verizon’s 5G package will be $10 more than its previous 4G package price.
The 5G version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus is being promoted through its service, similar to the way T-Mobile used the 5G Galaxy S10 5G in June. The phone will be available for reservations starting November 25.