AT&T Announces Plans to Launch Mobile 5G in a Dozen U.S. Markets by Late 2018

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  1. Dominicanyor macrumors 65816

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    Once again Apple is still behind. iPhones are not compatible yet!!
     
  2. radiology macrumors 6502

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    #27
    “5G will change the way we live, work and enjoy entertainment,”

    They always say that and yet you can hardly notice any improvement. People should be held accountable for false promises like in any other fields.
     
  3. Topher227 macrumors regular

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    This is the real deal, or at least the start.

    The 3GPP recently standardized (non-standalone) "NR", or "New Radio" as the "true" 5G Standard.
    (True standard as in: 5G is NR, 4G is LTE, 3G is HSPA, etc...)
    Standalone NR is set to be standardized in the second half of 2018.

    I started writing up a difference between standalone and non-standalone NR, but then realized it was likely a bit too technical.

    Here's a very good explanation (SRC: https://www.eetimes.com/author.asp?section_id=36&doc_id=1331434):
     
  4. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Switch to AT&T. They have already shutdown their 2G network (EDGE) and their network footprint is all HSDPA/HSUPA.

    Some areas are HSPA+ and large suburbs and urban areas are now LTE.
     
  5. B4U macrumors 68020

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    Is that why they have to charge more than $5 buck per month for the damn Apple Watch to work?
     
  6. NinjaHERO macrumors 6502a

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    #32
    Because ATT is also my home internet and my DirecTV. So, everything is linked. There are discounts and promos and all that junk associated with them together. Switching to Verizon or another carrier would cost me at least 100 more bucks a month.

    As for Wifi calling, I travel for a living. Driving up and down the 5 freeway all week between LA, SF, and Sac. So sadly that wouldn't help me.

    I appreciate the thoughts though. :)
     
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