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5G

It's here. And it will change the world.

The hype is real. 5G network technology will change the way you live, work and play. Check out some examples below of how 5G will impact your life.

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What is 5G? 

5G is the next generation of wireless technology. While current 4G technology paved the way for video chat, live streaming, ride sharing, and more, 5G will take communication and innovation to the next level. 5G delivers greater speed, greatly improved responsiveness, and the ability to connect more devices to each other at the same time than 4G.

Enhanced graphics.

Mobile gaming will never be the same. 5G will help you play a graphics-rich multiplayer VR game with your friends without any lag.

Faster downloads.

The blazing speed of 5G lets you quickly download files and entertainment. Want to download a feature-length HD movie to your phone? 5G can do that in seconds.

Real-time chat.

Communication gets even easier with 5G. In fact, you can have a real-time chat with someone even though you speak different languages.

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5G FAQs

 

Q: Does 5G require a 5G data plan?

A: Please check with your carrier for plan details. 

  • For Verizon: 5G is included on Play More, Do More, & Get More Unlimited plans.
  • For Sprint/T-Mobile: 5G available on all current unlimited data plans for no extra charge.
  • For AT&T: Access to the 5G network requires an eligible Unlimited Starter, Unlimited Extra or Unlimited Elite plan. All other plans will receive full 4G LTE network services.

Q: Will a 5G phone still work when not connected to 5G? 

A: Yes, 5G phone have the capability of working on multiple networks and will work on 4G networks.

Q: What do I need to get 5G service?

A: You'll need:

  • A 5G capable phone. 
  • Be within a 5G coverage area. Major carriers including Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint/T-Mobile are currently building their 5G networks. 
  • Have a service plan that includes 5G coverage.  Please check with your carrier for plan details.

Q: How fast is 5G compared to 4G?

A: 5G networks are designed to carry data up to 10x faster than 4G networks. 

Q: What is the advantage of lower latency for 5G?

A: Latency is how long it takes the network to respond to a request. With 5G, latency is greatly reduced, which means you'll experience faster file load times and improved responsiveness. 

Q: How will 5G work with multiple users and devices?

A: The new 5G networks will be able to handle a large number of users, devices and traffic demands at the same time. That means no more network slowdowns at the stadium, fewer communication problems in dense cities or during peak usage times.

Q: Can I get 5G internet at home?

A: Yes, 5G home internet will offer ultrafast streaming speeds and whole-home coverage via a direct wireless connection. That means your devices could connect to the internet without suffering from congestion and buffering meaning even more bandwidth-demanding devices could be used at home like virtual reality headsets, augmented reality apps and more. 

 

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