AT&T recently announced about its 5G network going live nationwide, the testing of which had been going on since 2017 with a slow rollout in major cities of the U.S. Now, 5G is available to more than 205 million customers all over the U.S. in a total of 395 markets.
In order to use the 5G network service and take advantage of its improved speed, you must be on AT&T and have a smartphone that supports 5G.
According to AT&T, users can enjoy 5G speeds in their homes, as well as outdoors, with certain limitations such as in rural areas.
5G is available on AT&T’s Extra and Elite plans and will be added to the Unlimited Starter wireless plan at $35 per month for four lines, starting from the 7th of August. For the Extra and Elite plans, however, there will be no additional cost charged. Moreover, business customers will also be able to take advantage of the advanced network as 5G access will also be available in AT&T Business Unlimited Web-Only and Starter plans. This update will be offered on August 7 as well.
To find out if 5G access is available in your area, you can check it on AT&T’s website. Additionally, it is rumored that Apple’s iPhone 12 might gain 5G connectivity, although the company doesn’t offer any product that supports 5G as of now.