AT&T is ramping up their 5G strategy in rapid fire fashion. AT&T has said that they plan on deploying their mobile 5G service in parts of seven new cities during the first half of 2019. The municipalities slated for deployment next year are Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Nashville, Orlando, San Diego, San Francisco and San Jose. AT&T is offering 5G service in AT&T said they will offer select businesses and consumers their first mobile 5G device plus 5G data usage at no charge for 90 days beginning December 21st. Sometime in early 2019, users will be able to buy the equipment for $499 along with 15GB of data for $70 a month on a compatible plan and no annual commitment.
The race to the 5G finish line has been on since the official 5G standard was finalized in June, and on Tuesday AT&T said it’s the first and only carrier to offer a mobile 5G service and device over a commercial, standards-based mobile 5G network.
AT&T’s standards-based mobile 5G network is live today in certain areas of 12 cities for consumers and select businesses, including; Atlanta, Charlotte, N.C., Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Fla., Louisville, Ky., Oklahoma City, New Orleans, Raleigh, N.C., San Antonio and Waco, Texas.