AT&T CEO says 5G phone plans might be tiered and priced based on data speeds

There are still several years left for 5G to cover the US UU With coverage and comply with all the promises of dizzying speeds and low latency we have heard. But when that finally happens, AT & T CEO Randall Stephenson sees a change in the way mobile service providers value their plans today. During today's AT & T earnings call, Randall Stephenson said that 5G could be more modeled after broadband Internet at home, with different prices for different speed levels. With LTE data plans, you usually pay a price for the best performance the network can offer.

"I would be very surprised if, as we move towards wireless technology, the pricing of wireless technology does not look anything like the price, which is seen in a fixed line," Stephenson said. "If you can offer a concert speed, there are some customers who are willing to pay a premium of 500 megabytes at a concert speed, and so on, so I hope that is the case, we are two or three years away from seeing that. played. "

AT & T's real 5G network, not the deceptive 5G E foolishness of the operator, is currently available in 19 markets in the United States, but it is the only device that can take advantage of 5G is a mobile hotspot. The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G will finally arrive at AT & T after a period of exclusivity on Verizon Wireless. And a second Samsung-branded device, capable of using the "5G mmWave and sub-6GHz" network technology, will be launched in the second half of this year.

So far, AT & T has not announced the price of 5G mobile plans. But, as Stephenson suggested, I think you can expect unlimited status quo plans during the 5G childhood. Verizon charges an additional $ 10 for access to 5G, which is currently only available on Motorola's 5G Moto Mod device, but has so far abstained from speed levels. But once coverage begins to spread significantly, these companies could dramatically change the way we have come to think about mobile plans.

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