AT&T announces the first three regions that will get 5G service in 2018

AT&T announces the first three regions that will get 5G service in 2018
AT&T is one of the US carriers that said it will launch 5G services by the end of this year. However, the network operator did not offer any details on where exactly its mobile 5G services will be available first and when.

Today, part of that mystery has been solved as AT&T confirmed that it plans to offer mobile 5G to customers in a dozen cities, including parts of Dallas, Atlanta and Waco, Texas, but the end of 2018.

According to AT&T, new cities will be announced in the coming months, so if you're located near some of these regions, you have a great chance of benefiting from the carrier's mobile 5G at some point this year.

More importantly, AT&T says that it's “working on an aggressive schedule” that is meant to ensure that its customers will be able to enjoy the advantages provided by mobile 5G when the carrier launches the network in 2018.

If everything goes according to the plan, AT&T will be the first US carrier to roll out mobile 5G, as Sprint and T-Mobile are expected to offer similar services in 2019 and 2020, respectively.

source: AT&T

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8 Comments

1. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 908; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

How long will it take for the 5G prices to fall in line with 4G assuming they fade out 4G as they did with 3G?

2. kozza3

Posts: 777; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

Pricing should remain consistent, as far as complete rollout... maybe 3 years or more. From what I understand about the tech behind 5G the carriers need to do some substantial upgrades to the backend of the system.

3. andynaija

Posts: 1248; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

AT&T still has 3G, it isn't phased out yet.

4. andynaija

Posts: 1248; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Is this actually 5G or are they trying to fool people like they did with their "4G"?

7. Blazers

Posts: 713; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

It's more like 4.5G. Kind of like how HSPA+ was marketed as 4G.

8. andynaija

Posts: 1248; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Lol then I'm not interested.

5. gamehead unregistered

Isnt google fiber also in dallas and atlanta? all the more reason to move

6. bucknassty

Posts: 1296; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

i thought google cut back on fiber? they have it in Austin

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