5G is the first network designed for Data First and voice is a much lower priority

| December 17, 2018

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Arstechnica has a good article on why buying a 5G smartphone may not be a good move for a while. One of the main ideas to get in your head is 5G is has multiple spectrums.Below is a graphic from the Arstechnica article showing the millimeter wave spectrum that 5G adds on top of 4G. So sounds good lots more spectrum, but you thought you had problems with 4G LTE coverage. mmwave 5G is going to be worse for coverage in a building or in a car. 

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