You probably shouldn’t buy a 5G phone this year

Popular Science | 4/25/2019 | Staff
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There are other ways to get on a 5G network now, but none of them are going to involve just the iPhone in your pocket. On Verizon, another way is to buy a Motorola moto z3 phone and then physically attach a $200 “mod” to it to allow it to slurp up the 5G signal. For AT&T, you could buy a separate device to which you’d pair your phone or laptop: a Netgear Nighthawk 5G mobile hotspot for $499, plus $70 a month for the data.

It also costs more to connect to 5G. You need to fork over $10 a month to connect to Verizon’s 5G network, and AT&T’s president, Randall Stephenson, said during an earnings call that they might charge more, too. “I will be very surprised if, as we move into wireless, the pricing regime in wireless doesn't look something like the pricing regime you...
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