Bottom line: Like its opponents, AT&T is speeding to increase its new 5G network as a lot as attainable earlier than the top of 2019. So far, the corporate has carried out fairly properly (by fashionable network supplier requirements, that’s). Earlier this month, they introduced the know-how to ten US cities, and now, that quantity has grown even additional.
With below per week left within the yr, AT&T has efficiently rolled out its low-band, wide-range 850MHz 5G network to customers in New York City, Baltimore, Detroit, Washington DC, Las Vegas, and Philadelphia.
Based on protection maps of those areas, it looks like sizable city parts of every metropolis can have entry to AT&T’s explicit model of 5G. Still, there are many areas inside these areas the place 5G hasn’t rolled out but, so count on some spotty protection whereas shifting round your metropolis.
All in all, AT&T has introduced 5G connectivity to just below 20 cities, although exact protection clearly varies from place to place. It’s sensible for AT&T to goal larger cities like NYC and Washington DC with its early 5G efforts, nevertheless it’s unlucky that so lots of the firm’s customers nonetheless do not have entry but.
That’s possible to change over the following yr or two, after all, and provided that there is not precisely a plethora of accessible 5G-ready telephones available on the market, maybe it isn’t too huge of a problem for now.
Still, in order for you to future-proof your self for the day when the smartphone market is saturated with 5G units, each AT&T’s Unlimited Elite and Unlimited Extra plans supply 5G connectivity. They’ll run you $85 and $75 monthly, respectively, with the same old limitations (akin to delicate knowledge caps) that come together with subscribing to an ”limitless” plan.