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    Does Anybody Have Any Idea When/If AT&T Prepaid Will Allow ALL Plans To Use 5G?

    I realize that this is pretty much pure speculation at this point, but does anybody have any idea when AT&T Prepaid might allow all of their plans to use 5G?

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    Huh I was unaware AT&T Prepaid had non 5G plans post 2-22-22. I thought the sunset automatically wiped those out.

    Which I had known, I would have switched from Cricket. :/

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    Not all prepaid plans show 5G support. On the other hand, the $40 15GB plan I'm on has shown 5G on the phone, but doesn't show it on att.com. I only have low band in my area.
    iPhone 12 Pro is my current phone I carry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RodimusConvoy View Post
    Huh I was unaware AT&T Prepaid had non 5G plans post 2-22-22. I thought the sunset automatically wiped those out.

    Which I had known, I would have switched from Cricket. :/
    Out of curiosity, how would having a plan that doesn't include 5G benefit you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevink1 View Post
    Not all prepaid plans show 5G support. On the other hand, the $40 15GB plan I'm on has shown 5G on the phone, but doesn't show it on att.com. I only have low band in my area.
    It must be an outlier/you got lucky somehow. We have two phones on this plan and no 5G, only 5Ge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boz1 View Post
    Out of curiosity, how would having a plan that doesn't include 5G benefit you?
    I was thinking I could have kept using my Samsung Note 10 Lite, which is infinitely better than the "free" Moto Stylus 5G I had to upgrade to. The only thing it has over my Note 10 Lite is...it's 5G access.

    But, I haven't looked deeper into it, and I have a feeling the same white list applies, so it's probably moot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RodimusConvoy View Post
    I was thinking I could have kept using my Samsung Note 10 Lite, which is infinitely better than the "free" Moto Stylus 5G I had to upgrade to. The only thing it has over my Note 10 Lite is...it's 5G access.

    But, I haven't looked deeper into it, and I have a feeling the same white list applies, so it's probably moot.
    Whitelist applies. Certified phones that support volte with att.

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    Yeah, at this time 5G compatibility is irrelevant. What matters, as already mentioned, is HD Voice (VoLTE) compatibility as reflected on the AT&T whitelists.

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    I really want to know what people do on their phones that requires 5G (or benefits from it in any noticeable degree).

    From my perspective I will care about 5G when 4G will be shutting down (not in foreseeable future).

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeSchmoe007 View Post
    I really want to know what people do on their phones that requires 5G (or benefits from it in any noticeable degree).

    From my perspective I will care about 5G when 4G will be shutting down (not in foreseeable future).
    5G can add more capacity in areas that are congested. Individual users speed might be the same as 4G but more people can use the service in the same location.


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    Does Anybody Have Any Idea When/If AT&T Prepaid Will Allow ALL Plans To Use 5G?

    Quote Originally Posted by overlock View Post
    5G can add more capacity in areas that are congested. Individual users speed might be the same as 4G but more people can use the service in the same location...
    That is an excellent, and often overlooked, point.

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    Does Anybody Have Any Idea When/If AT&T Prepaid Will Allow ALL Plans To Use 5G?

    I was attending an expo at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds today and was in nearby Roseville Minnesota, too, and I noticed that my display showed 5Ge!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim1348 View Post
    I was attending an expo at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds today and was in nearby Roseville Minnesota, too, and I noticed that my display showed 5Ge!
    So you get 4G!

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    Since AT&T's 3G network is shut down, I'm concerned that 4G LTE (including 5Ge, which is apparently like 4G+) is the only technology for those of us with non-unlimited plans.

    I like the idea of being able to switch to alternative technology if there's a problem. (This happened to me while traveling in Maine a couple of years ago while AT&T was doing some tower upgrades, and forcing my phone from LTE to 3G got me through at the time.)

    Is it worth going to Red Pocket to wait things out there?

    It seems crazy that a bunch of MVNO's offer 5G on AT&T's network, when AT&T itself doesn't.

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    I think that, right now, ATT still uses LTE for voice. There will be 5G support at some time, depending on phone makers, etc. For instance, I don't know if the iPhone 12 will support 5G SA, but the 13 may. And as 5G only bands are deployed, there may be cases in the future where you only have 5G, not LTE.

    The other option if traveling is to have a separate line on the Verizon network. Or on the same phone if has eSIM.

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