AT&T to start testing a 5G network, up to 100 times faster than current LTE speeds
1. mercorp (Posts: 1022; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)
There goes the unlimited data plans... Such plans are useless in mobile phones unless we get at least 12gb free data plans at reasonable prices!
2. xondk (Posts: 1209; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)
Yeah, with the data caps that exist around the world, on mobile, which is especially bad some places, going this much faster is going to present a problem if they keep those caps in place, they should maybe instead switch to a system based around bandwidth throughput like normal internet connections, pay x get xx up and xx down unlimited data like most isps, and only really have a cap that points out 'excessive' use.
3. ibend (Posts: 3563; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)
whats the point of 10Gbps if one can only use 2 or 4GB each month? :-/
please make something like 10Gbps fiber connection for $100/month
4. dcgore (Posts: 226; Member since: 24 Feb 2012)
Everything will be relative. Instead of talking 10-15GB per month will be taking 100-150GB per month, etc.
5. XDAdam (Posts: 116; Member since: 03 Feb 2016)
Unless you will be streaming 4K videos, you probably wont jump up a huge amount in data usage. People complained before when LTE was being tested that everyone's data caps would be reached by the second day of the billing cycle... but that has not really happened. Sure we use a little more data than when all we had was 3G, but I seriously doubt that most of us will be using 100-150GB per month.
6. Blazers (Posts: 420; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
Lucky Austin. First Google Fiber, and now 5G testing. And the music scene is pretty good too.