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Carrier With 5G rolling out. What do you think will happen to postpaid plans? Or even prepaid plans.

DBZmusicboy01

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1 solid price for TRUE Unlimited data ?
$50 for 100% unlimited ?

It makes 0 sense for carriers to charge $100 for limited data. When the technology is extremely efficient at handling fast speeds. There is no excuses for them to slow us down.
 

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No need to wring hands. It's not like we need to prepare for it or something. When the bomb drops with 5G pricing it'll be what it is and there won't be anything we can do about it except not buy it.
 
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compwiz1202

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They will waive the surcharges and have 100% real unlimited until it gets saturated, and then they will stop waiving the fees and go back to limited. Hopefully a bit higher of depri tiers, but I'm sure it will go back to how it is now eventually.
 
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akash.nu

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Even with the current infrastructure the tiered pricing is a business decision rather than technology dependent really.
 
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pika2000

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1 solid price for TRUE Unlimited data ?
$50 for 100% unlimited ?

It makes 0 sense for carriers to charge $100 for limited data. When the technology is extremely efficient at handling fast speeds. There is no excuses for them to slow us down.
Why would carriers do that? I mean are you like not gonna use them?

Imo it will be like 4G when it first was rolled out. In the beginning, there will be a premium for accessing 5G speeds. Higher tier post paid plans would probably include 5G, while lower tiers will have it as an optional add on. On prepaid, it will be optional for an extra fee. Once 5G access points are more universal, then carriers would start "discounting" those fees. Imo due to the limited access to 5G thanks to their really short range, it would stay exclusive for a while.
 
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Steve121178

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Here in the UK Vodafone have made it easy. There's no uplifts for 5G and you can have unlimited data for £23 a month at a capped speed & £30 a month for completely unlimited data at maximum speeds.

It's a no brainer.
 
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