5G, the next generation of mobile connectivity, brings with it gigabit speeds that are comparable to the fastest wired broadband connections. While “first-adopter” households have likely already gotten 5G enabled by their provider, for everyone else, the switch to 5G is now a default part of most premium carrier plans, even if you won’t find service everywhere just yet. If you’re shopping for a new cell phone service and plan to upgrade to 5G in the future, you might be wondering which of the big names offers the best deals. Here’s our list of the best 5G plans of the year.
The 5G Ultra Wideband mobile service offered by Verizon has some of the fastest coverage available at the moment — significantly faster than other 5G networks. Now a widely-accessible countrywide 5G network has been launched to bring this technology to the people. Verizon provides four unlimited plans, and you receive mmWave 5G access along with the top three plans: Do More, Play More, or Get More Unlimited. If you’ve selected the Start Unlimited plan, you will be able to access the Nationwide 5G pool via mmWave, although you’ll have to pay $10 per month.
Subscribers new to AT&T can pick from three unlimited plans, each of which now includes 5G access. All three comprise unlimited text, talk, and data in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Free texting to more than120 countries is also available, in addition to suspected fraud and spam notifications.
The monthly cost of AT&T’s Unlimited Starter is $65 for a single line. However, the cost is lowered to just $35 per line on taking four connections. Of course, these rates are inclusive of AutoPay discounts and paperless billing. Premium data cannot be availed, and during times of congestion, your data can be slowed down by AT&T. Plus, mobile hotspot data is excluded from the Unlimited Starter plan, and standard definition streaming is restricted as well. The best part is that all AT&T plans now freely provide six months of Stadia Pro.
T-Mobile states they have greater 5G coverage than both AT&T and Verizon. They claim to have stronger signals that go beyond covering city blocks but thousands of miles. They’ve only grown more after their recent merger with Sprint. The best part is that you get free access to 5G on every T-Mobile plan.