AT&T brings its mobile 5G service to seven more markets; is your city one of them?

AT&T brings its mobile 5G service to seven more markets; is your city one of them?
Back in December, AT&T became the first U.S. carrier to offer mobile 5G service. Available by invitation only, the service uses the Netgear Nighthawk mobile hot spot in order to connect to the carrier's next-generation network. The service was originally offered in a dozen markets including Atlanta, Charlotte, N.C., Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Fla., Louisville, Ky., Oklahoma City, New Orleans, Raleigh, N.C., San Antonio and Waco, Texas.

Today, AT&T announced that it is expanding its 5G service to seven additional markets: Austin, Los Angeles, Nashville, Orlando, San Diego, San Francisco, and San Jose. 5G data speeds are up to 10 times faster than 4G LTE and will allow users to download a feature film in the blink of an eye. It also will open the way for the creation of new businesses and services. For example, when 4G LTE networks were launched, the faster data speeds allowed new industries like "ride sharing" to come into existence. Companies like Uber and Lyft might not be around today if not for 4G LTE connectivity. And last month, AT&T's 5G service hit a milestone when it registered a peak download data speed of 1Gbps. By early next year, AT&T says that its 5G service will benefit from the faster speeds available from its mmWave spectrum, and be available from coast to coast thanks to its Sub-6GHz spectrum.


The carrier says that it will have the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G available to its customers this spring. Verizon is supposed to have an exclusive on the device for a limited time before the other three major U.S. carriers will have it on their shelves. A second 5G enabled handset from Samsung will be offered to AT&T customers later this year. The second unit will be compatible with both mmWave and sub-6GHz spectrum. The Galaxy S10 5G will work with AT&T's mmWave bands only.

Back in December, AT&T said that it will sell the Netgear Nighthawk mobile hot spot for $499, while 15GB of 5G data would be priced at $70 a month. Keep in mind that AT&T's 5G service has nothing to do with the carrier's 5G Evolution service, which is essentially an enhanced 4G LTE network.

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14 Comments

1. talon95

Posts: 1000; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

And by 5G you mean average 4G speeds branded as something else. No one should be propagating AT&Ts fraudulent marketing BS. I wouldn't give them coverage at all until they stop lying.

2. Plutonium239

Posts: 1232; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

5Ge isn't average lte speeds, it's faster than any other lte network in the United States.

4. tuminatr

Posts: 1144; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

YMMV, ATT is not the fastest in Minnesota

5. andynaija

Posts: 1262; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

@Plutonium239 Lol keep deceiving yourself.

7. tuminatr

Posts: 1144; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

I don't need to I have ATT and Verizon, its no contest here Verizon wins by far

8. tuminatr

Posts: 1144; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

In case you are wondering I am comparing a ATT M1 MR1100 to a MIFI 7730 in real world all over the state of Minnesota. The Nighthawk has much newer technology that the 7730l but its still slower in the real world.

11. ph00ny

Posts: 2055; Member since: May 26, 2011

AT&T is faster by a huge margin for me at home in metro dc I actually get somewhere in 130Mbps+ on lte

9. Plutonium239

Posts: 1232; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

10. tuminatr

Posts: 1144; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

Here are the latest results I can find from ookla if you could please post the link to the q1 results not a link showing on someones interpretation of them. I tell you I do use ookla (speedtest.net) and here in Minnesota my results are line up with this report https://www.speedtest.net/reports/united-states/2018/mobile/

12. tuminatr

Posts: 1144; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

I did find this However IMHO it lacks detail. Also the numbers are not the same as ATT's press releasehttps://www.speedtest.net/insights/blog/us-mobile-landscape-2019/

14. tuminatr

Posts: 1144; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

I also found this from Opensignal its page down and read the city by city results they found in Minneapolis ATT is slow also. My point is this you may be right where you live ATT may be the best but where I live they are not.https://www.opensignal.com/reports/2019/01/usa/mobile-network-experience

3. fakenewzz

Posts: 133; Member since: Nov 15, 2018

Att is a bunch of lying vultures.

6. TadTrickle

Posts: 81; Member since: Apr 08, 2019

Wait, I thought they already deployed 5g

13. mike2959

Posts: 696; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

We have it here throughout the Cleveland Metro area. I’ve done numerous speed test and today I was getting 85 down and 20 up. Seems everyday gets faster. When it was first lit up it was 15 down.

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