AT&T lights up more 5G over the weekend

Great news for folks traveling to the CES show in Las Vegas next week! Over the weekend, AT&T lit up its 5G service in six new cities: New York City, Washington, DC, Baltimore, Las Vegas, Detroit, and
Philadelphia. We’re talking about AT&T’s 850MHz 5G service, which is easier to implement and doesn’t require as much power. That’s good news for people who want a really decent phone and want 5G service.

Welcome home, 5G

This is great news for our team, based in our corporate offices just northwest of Detroit. With 25 cities now awash in 5G coverage, AT&T really brings power to the people. In this case, I’m talking about our people in Detroit. We may not have much of a football team this year, but we can complain about it astoundingly quickly. We can also stream the games, such as they are, with perfect clarity.

And a 5G phone, too

Of course in order to use 5G you need a 5G phone. That’s why you’ll need the Samsung Galaxy 10 Plus 5G. Yes, this is a premium priced phone. I don’t think anyone is disputing that. But, it’s the phone you’ll need for 5G. There should be an awful lot more choices for 5G in the coming 12 months but if you’re looking to get on the bandwagon today, this is the one to choose.

Will 5G help CES’ “cell crunch?”

I’ve been attending the CES show since 2006 and let me tell you sometimes it can be impossible to get cell reception. There’s only so much you can do when hundreds of thousands of techies are trying to use the network at the same time. Luckily this has been less and less of an issue in past years as the cell carriers have caught up. Not only that, the folks at the Convention Center have definitely added cell capacity indoors. None of our partners sponsored it so I don’t know the exact details. All I know is that last year I was actually able to make calls and send texts from the crowded central hall. That’s the first time I could say that. Hopefully this trend will continue during the 2020 show. Our team will be there reporting on everything starting next week.

Is it time for you to make the jump to 5G?

If you’re thinking about a 5G phone, you owe it to yourself to call the experts at Signal Connect. We can help with new phones and plans using AT&T’s super-powered network. We have technicians on staff who can answer all your questions during East Coast business hours. Just give them a call at 866-726-4182. If it’s too early or too late, just fill out the form below. We’ll get a call back to you as quickly as we can, usually within 24 hours. Why not take the lead in 5G this year? Come along with AT&T and Signal Connect and together we’ll jump into the future.

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Stuart Sweet
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