Ready Or Not, 5G Will Be Here Sooner Than You Think

It won’t be long before we say goodbye to 4G LTE networks and hello to 5G.

Straight Talk currently offers nationwide coverage on America’s largest and most dependable 4G LTE networks. But it won’t be long now until the fifth generation of wireless technology, known as 5G, becomes available. Right now, Verizon, T-Mobile and other service providers are ramping up to provide 5G coverage in cities across the U.S. Here’s what it all means for you.

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What is 5G?

5G technology promises to transform our day-to-day lives in the best ways possible.

If you’re a Straight Talk customer, you’re probably familiar with how fast our network is. But with 5G, it’ll be even faster. Succeeding 4G LTE, 5G is the next iteration of cellular mobile communications. It’s being built to handle high data rates, reduce latency, save energy, support more users, and connect more devices than ever before.

With 5G technology, you’ll be able to download and upload files in practically the blink of an eye and access information much faster. No more waiting around. This will make your smartphone even more useful and reliable not just for your personal life, but for your business needs, too. From playing games to sharing photos and important documents, and much more, 5G technology promises to transform our day-to-day lives in the best ways possible.

Why now?

One of the main reasons that there’s such a big push for 5G lately is because providers are starting to run low on LTE capacity. As a result, users sometimes experience lags and decreased performance with their devices, especially in high-traffic areas. But once we make the shift to 5G in the U.S., users can look forward to a lot less downtime and a much better, smoother, and more well-connected experience.

More innovation

As we look to the future, 5G will be important for more than just cell phones. It’ll be able to support advanced technologies, like self-driving cars, healthcare communications, machinery, robotics, virtual reality, and infrastructure, just to name a few. So while you’ll get to see 5G in action with your phone on a daily basis, there’s a good chance you’ll see it impact other areas of your life, as well.

Get ready

As carriers continue to work hard to improve the mobile experience, Straight Talk customers have a lot to look forward to. Until then, you can keep enjoying the same great coverage and affordable plans from Straight Talk that you always have. Shop Straight Talk phones and Straight Talk plans today, and receive more speed and more data for less money.