Verizon currently offers mobile 5G services in two markets, Chicago and Minneapolis. Yesterday Verizon announced 20 new markets where it will soon offer the next generation wireless connectivity. Until May 16th, when Samsung Galaxy S10 5G launches, the only way to access the Verizon 5G network in the markets that support the service is the Moto Z3 with the 5G Moto Mod. Verizon was supposed to charge these 5G subscribers $ 10 a month over the regular costs for their 4G LTE plans. However, since the 5G network of Big Red was with five coverage on both markets where it is available, Verizon decided to cancel the $ 10 monthly fee for the time being.
And that brings us to AT & T, which has actually launched its mobile 5G network before Verizon can do. It is now being offered in 19 subscription markets that use Hotgear Nighthawk 5G mobile hotspot to access the service. Later this year, it will offer two 5G phones from Samsung, including the Galaxy S10 5G. The second model will also support the 5G mmWave and sub-6GHz spectrum.
AT & T, like Verizon, still feels its way around the future of 5G. According to The Verge, CEO Randall Stevenson made some comments about 5G prices during the carrier's revenue last week. The CEO said that the 5G price could be based on a home Internet service where prices differ depending on the speed selected. This will be a tremendous shift from the way the operators offer a 4G LTE service, which is one price, no matter how fast the data is traveling.
"I will be very surprised if, as we move into wireless mode, the prices in the wireless network do not look something like the price regime you see in a fixed line. If you can offer a whistle speed, there are some customers who are willing to pay a premium for 500 megabytes to the speed of gigs and so on, so I expect it to be the case. We are two to three years away from seeing it. " – Randall Stevenson, CEO, AT & T
5G data speeds are expected to be up to 10 times faster than 4G LTE. As a result, new businesses and services will be created thanks to faster speeds. We also could see self-driving cars on the street, and new innovations that we can not dream of now. It will take several years before the 5G service in the United States is as widespread as 4G LTE at the moment.