AT&T Reaches "Nationwide" 5G Coverage, Adds Free 5G to More Plans
AT&T has expanded its sub-6 GHz 5G network to 40 new markets, for total coverage of 395 markets. Major new markets include Houston, San Antonio, Minneapolis, Jacksonville, Daytona Beach, Santa Fe, and Little Rock. The company also tweaked its plans to include 5G access at no extra charge on all unlimited-data plans, for both consumers and businesses. 5G access was previously limited to the company's top-tier plans, but will be included with "Unlimited Starter" plans starting August 7th. Some of AT&T's network remains 4G-only; but with 5G service now covering over 200 million people, it meets the FCC's definition of "nationwide" service. T-Mobile reached this threshold in December 2019.
Mar 13, 2019
Verizon's first standards-compliant mobile 5G network will launch in select areas of Chicago and Minneapolis on April 11th. 5G service will cost an extra $10/month.
Aug 17, 2020
Verizon has tweaked its unlimited plans to include more value at the same prices. The Just Kids plan now includes unlimited 4G data instead of a set 5GB.
Feb 12, 2019
AT&T today added Chicago and Minneapolis to its list of cities that will get a true 5G network by the end of this year. That list already includes Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Nashville, Orlando, San Diego, San Francisco and San Jose.
Jun 3, 2019
The FCC today announced the results of its recent auctions of mmWave radio bands for 5G services. AT&T and T-Mobile were the big winners, both scoring 24 GHz licenses covering most major US cities, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, Houston, Seattle, Boston, Dallas, Miami, Phoenix, Atlanta, Detroit, San Diego, Orlando, Minneapolis-St.