The company has finally launched a 5G network and launched the $1,300 Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G model, pressing the switch for next-generation mobile network services for all customers within coverage. When the 5G service was announced last month, AT?amp;T promised to reach five cities in the first place. During the wait, the company managed to double the list of cities.
(From: AT?amp;T, via TheVerge)
Ten cities with 5G networks currently on the network are: Birmingham, Alabama, Indianapolis, California, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Providence, Rhode Island, Rochester, New York, and San Diego, California, San Francisco and San Jose.
In terms of packages, at-amp;T announces that unlimited tier users can get upgrades for free ($75-a-month Unlimited Extra or $85-a-month Unlimited Elite), but the speed limit still has a speed limit of 50 /100 GB.
It should be noted that there have been three so-called “5G” services advertised by AT?amp;T, including 5G Evolution ,which has actually been mentioned by other carriers (actually only an upgraded version of 4G LTE).
There are also “true 5G” services in two different bands, including a lower 850MHz spectrum (similar to T-Mobile’s recent 600MHz network) and a higher millimeter wave band.
Low-frequency signals are more penetrating and have wider coverage. The mmwave bandwidth is larger, but less widely covered and vulnerable to building occlusion.
However, the 10 cities are only the beginning, and have promised to roll out low-frequency 5G signals quickly.