What is 5G?
Do you need to change sim card to use 5G?
Well, the answer to whether if you should change your sim card to use 5G can be both yes and no. This will differ from countries to countries and network to network. Please note that you should replace your mobile phone even if your current sim card is supported. The 5G network adopts a different technology and frequency than the 4G or lower network standard. Therefore, you should get a 5G supported mobile phone before you can use the 5G network.
Will 5G consumer more data?
Will 5G replace will home & Cable internet?
It is said that 5G might replace fiber-optic broadband but there are many cons that come with 5G network. Faster data means more data consumption, more data consumption means higher data charges. 5G will be expensive than your home internet. Also, the mobile network strength and coverage are not the same everywhere, making it difficult to gain stable data connectivity. So, 5G will not replace the stable, cost-effective, and flexible internet connection of home and cable internet, not at least for a few years.
Will 5G be cheaper than 4G?
If the network providers hike the tariff charges for 5G, people will prefer to stay on 4G as they don’t want to pay more than what they are paying now. The internet speed of 4G and 5G is mostly noticeable during downloads. For surfing, customers can satisfy themselves with 4G. 5G will also consume more data than 4G due to a faster speed. So, customers will want cheaper traffic.
Talking about the actual pricing, there is a huge investment in 5G infrastructures. Investors will expect a quick return. So, we can assume that the tariff charges for 5G will be higher than 4G initially. But soon after, there will be competition among 5G mobile network providers and we can see some price reduction, eventually making the price of 5G and 4G same.
We hope that you have got some general insights on 5G is. If you have any questions, you can leave in comments.