Paying for a mobile plan now usually gives you what you get when it comes to speed. AT & T says 5G will change that, allowing users to pay more for faster speeds.
This kind of structure is not out of our usual way ̵
But in general, mobile speeds are the same, no matter what. There are a few exceptions here and there – like Cricket's 3Mbps unlimited plan, which costs less than the company's 8Mbps plan – but most airlines always let you reach maximum speed.
Randall Stephenson of AT & T During yesterday's earnings call, he said he expects 5G pricing to "look like the price regime you see on the fixed line," and that customers "are willing to pay a premium for 500Mbps to pay on 1Gbps speed, etc. " It is also expected that 5G will cost more than the current 4G prices, though Stephenson did not respond during the call.
It is also unclear whether AT & T (or any other vendor) offers 5G speeds with unlimited speed mobile packages. I speculate that these are at least initially cropped – though it's hard to say what those caps will look like. If you end up sticking to the current 2GB / 5GB / 10GB plans, which are now relatively common, you can expect that number to go down fairly quickly with the faster speeds that 5G should bring. Phenomenal cosmic force, tiny habitat.
In other news, an Apple Watch survived six months in the sea, Google Fit coming to iOS, Zuck launching a podcast, Spigen taking a look at his Galaxy Fold prototype cases, and more.
- After six months at sea, this Apple Watch lives: A surfer lost his Apple Watch to the ocean. Six months later he found it … still running. Buddy. [Apple Insider]
- Google Fit for iOS: Google's fitness app, barely noticed on Android, is not available on iOS. At least it's also tied to Apple Health.
- Zuck speaks: Mark Zuckerberg launched a podcast called "Tech and Society" in which he will talk about the social impact of technology and Facebook's plans for these matters. I think that's his attempt to be more transparent? [Engadget]
- Apple recalls plug in Hong Kong, Singapore and the UK: There is a risk of electric shock. [CNET]
- The cover of Spigen's Galaxy Fold breaks the lid: Usually "leaks" are useless, but in the case of the unfortunate Galaxy Fold, it's pretty nice to see how the unique folding aspect is tackled. The cases are still under development so they will not look definitive. Not that it matters, because the fold is shifted infinitely anyway. [The Verge]
- Brave gets advertising: Brave, the browser that blocks all ads by default, now pushes its own advertising system. And you get that: Users get a 70% cut to view them. [VentureBeat]
- Peloton Playlist Issues: Recently, Peloton got a punch on his wrist because he had used unlicensed music in his workouts. Now the company has switched to cheap, generic and generally terrible music. And users are pissed . I can not really blame them – at $ 50 a month per user, you would think they could afford real music. [Gizmodo]
- Qualcomm's Security: 46 Qualcomm chips are vulnerable to a bug that could allow attackers to extract private data and encryption keys from devices. A patch has since been released, but it's hard to say when it will hit all affected Android devices. That's why timely updates are important. [ZDNet]
- Pirated copies are full of malware: In news that should shock no one, researchers found that pirated streaming devices are loaded with malware. Who is a jerk? [CNET]
- Mario Kart Tour is upon us: Nintendo is preparing to release a closed beta version for Android for the upcoming mobile game. The full version will hit both Android and iOS devices this summer. [Mario Kart Tour]
Ever wondered what it would be like to live in a potato? Boy, we have good news for you: The Idaho Potato Commission's Big Idaho Potato Hotel is now an Airbnb. For just $ 200 a night, you can see what life is like inside. The inside of a potato. [Digital Trends]