AT&T adds even more cities in 5G

You don’t need me to tell you what 5G is at this point. You don’t even need me to tell you that AT&T has the largest usable 5G network. Other companies may tell you that their network is bigger, but the phones just aren’t there. If you’re looking for blazing fast speeds and great phone hardware, you’ll want to check out this list.

5G and 5G+

AT&T seems to be using the term “5G” to refer to its lower-frequency networks. The company has spectrum in the traditional cell phone ranges for 5G phones. In many cases they’re using 850MHz frequencies that were once used for lower-quality voice service. The good news there is that cell boosters may actually work with some of these 5G phones in 5G mode. Even if they don’t, they’ll still boost the 4G/LTE frequencies needed to give you good connection for voice and data.

AT&T is using the term 5G+ for its millimeter-wave service, which offers the fastest speed of all. Millimeter wave is an all new way of doing cellular communication and it’s still going to be a while before you see devices really needing it. In the meantime, you can get blazing-fast speeds with the phones and frequencies available in more and more cities.

AT&T’s 5G cities – complete list as of March 2020

(Courtesy of Android Authority)

  • AL: Birmingham
  • AZ: Gila
  • CA: Bakersfield, Los Angeles, Madera County, Modesto, Mono County, Obispo, Oxnard, Santa Barbara, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, San Luis, Santa Rosa, Vallejo
  • CO: Denver
  • CT: Bridgeport, Hartford, New Haven
  • DC: Washington
  • DE: Wilmington
  • GA: Albany, Athens, Chattooga County, Liberty, Macon, Whitfield County, Worth
  • IN: Indianapolis
  • KS: Wichita
  • KY: Louisville
  • MA: Boston, New Bedford, Worcester
  • MD: Baltimore, Frederick
  • MI: Detroit, Kalamazoo, Newaygo
  • MO: Kansas City, St. Louis
  • MT: Beaverhead County, Lincoln County
  • NJ: Atlantic City, Hunterdon County, Long Branch, New Brunswick, Ocean County, Sussex County
  • NM: Las Cruces
  • NV: Las Vegas
  • NY: Albany, Binghamton, Buffalo, New York, Orange County, Rochester, Utica-Rome
  • OH: Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton, Hamilton, Ross County, Springfield
  • OR: Portland, Salem
  • PA: Lancaster, North East, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, State College, York
  • RI: Providence
  • UT: Provo
  • VA: Madison County
  • WI: Milwaukee
  • WA: Spokane
  • WV: Raleigh County

AT&T’s 5G+ cities – complete list as of March, 2020

(Courtesy of Android Authority)

  • AZ: Phoenix
  • CA: Los Angeles, Menlo Park, Oakland, Redwood City, San Bruno, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, West Hollywood
  • FL: Jacksonville, Miami, Miami Gardens, Orlando
  • GA: Atlanta
  • IN: Indianapolis
  • KY: Louisville
  • LA: New Orleans
  • MD: Baltimore, Ocean City
  • MI: Detroit
  • NC: Charlotte, Raleigh
  • NV: Las Vegas
  • NY: New York City
  • OH: Cleveland
  • OK: Oklahoma City
  • PA: King of Prussia, Philadelphia
  • TN: Nashville
  • TX: Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Waco

The future of 5G

AT&T is expected to have almost all of the country ready for 5G service by mid-year. This should coincide with the launch of the iPhone 12 which is expected to have 5G built-in. While the current device list is good, it doesn’t include the popular iPhone which still appeals to a lot of high-paying customers.

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Stuart Sweet
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