Right now when you pay for a mobile plan, you usually get what you get when it comes to speed. AT&T says 5G will change it so users can pay more for faster speeds.
This type of structure is not beyond what we are used to ̵1; it is exactly how it has worked for broadband in the home for years. If you can handle 50 Mbps down, you can save money. But if you want 200 Mbit / s or more, you can cover the money to pay for it. It's the way for the world.
But generally, mobile speeds are the same regardless of what. There are a few exceptions here and there like the Crickets 3 Mbps unlimited plan, which costs less than the company's 8 Mbps unlimited plan, but most operators only allow you maximum speed at all times.
AT & T CEO Randall Stephenson, said yesterday's earnings that he expects 5G pricing "looks like the fixed line pricing system," notes customers "are willing to pay a premium of 500 Mbps to 1 GBbit and so on. " It is also expected that the 5G service will cost more than the current 4G prices, even though Stephenson did not touch it during the call.
It is also unclear whether AT&T (or any other provider, for that matter) will offer 5G rates with unlimited or non-mobile packages. I wonder that, at least initially, these will be limited, but it is difficult to say what these caps will look like. If they stop coping with the current 2 GB / 5 GB / 10 GB plans that are relatively common now, you can expect to blow that number pretty fast with the faster speeds 5G is supposed to bring.
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In other news, an Apple Watch survived six months in the ocean, Google Fit comes to IOS, Zuck launched a podcast, Spigen offers a look at its Galaxy Fold prototype case and more.
- After six months at sea, this Apple Watch lives: A surfer lost his Apple Watch to the ocean. Six months later, he found it … still working. Dude. [Apple Insider]
- Google Fit on iOS: Google's fitness app, which honestly doesn't get any attention on Android, is not available on iOS. At least it binds to Apple Health as well.
- Zuck speaks: Mark Zuckerberg launched a podcast called "Tech and Society" where he will talk about the social consequences of technology and Facebook's plans for the things that are important. I suppose this is his attempt to be more transparent? [Engadget]
- Apple is reminiscent of plugs in Hong Kong, Singapore and the UK: There is an electric shock hazard. [CNET]
- Spigen's Galaxy Foldcase break cover: Normally, the case of "leaks" is meaningless, but when it comes to the malodorous Galaxy Fold, it is quite neat to see how the unique folding aspect is approaching. The fall is still in development, so this is not a final look. Not that it matters because the Fold is delayed anyway. [The Verge]
- Brave receives ads: Brave, the browser that blocks all ads by default, now prints on its own ad system. And get this: it pays users a 70% cut to watch them. [VentureBeat]
- Peloton's playlist problem: Peloton recently got a blow on his wrist to use unlicensed music in his workouts. Now the company has switched to cheap, generic and generally terrible music as a result. And the users are damned. Wouldn't really blame them – at $ 50 a month per user, you'd think they could afford real music. [Gizmodo]
- Qualcomm's security snafu: 46 Qualcomm chips are vulnerable to a bug that allows attackers to drag private data and encryption keys from devices. A patch has since been released, but it's hard to say when it will hit any affected Android device. That's why current updates are important, yes. [ZDNet]
- Pirated devices are full of malware: In news to shock nobody, researchers found that pirated streaming devices are loaded with malware. Who had a tunk? [CNET]
- Mario Kart Tour arrives: Nintendo is ready to release a closed beta for Android from the upcoming mobile game, with full release beating both Android and IOS devices this summer. [Mario Kart Tour]
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