There’s No More Wait – 5G Data is Here
5G is the fifth generation of wireless network technology that began its rollout in 2018. As 5G technology continues to expand across America, the upgraded network is incrementally becoming the standard for mobile internet and smartphones. As of writing this, 5G is still in its early stages, but we are beginning to learn more about its impact on new technology and how it can benefit the average user. For example, 5G will bring higher data speeds, extremely low latency, better mobile experiences, and much more. What we know for certain is that 5G data is here. Now, what can we expect?
What to Expect Now That 5G is Here?
The fifth generation of mobile technology is designed to provide better connectivity than its predecessors (i.e., 3G, 4G). We know its impact will go beyond the internet and experts agree that 2022 will be an exciting year for 5G.
However, industries such as healthcare, automotive, Internet of Things (IoT), etc., will all benefit from more jobs globally. 5G technology will give way to new applications, such as improved streaming speeds, and even autonomous cars (self-driving vehicles), according to multiple tech sources, such as As you can see, it is guaranteed to build on new technologies for multiple infrastructures.
5G Benefits for the Average User
Many of us will not be impacted by the changes 5G will bring to the IoT and autonomous vehicles. What the “average” 5G user will care about most is speed. Speed determines the quality of video and audio calls, file uploads/downloads, and how efficiently they can stream a video on Netflix in 4K. Good news: 5G is promised to be 100 times faster than 4G, so we can all expect exciting improvements to a daily service that most of the country uses to stay connected.
1. Improved Downloads
If you download large files like games and videos, this is a feature where you’re really going to benefit. Right now, large files can take hours to download with unexpectedly long pauses in between. When you buy a 5G compatible phone with a 5G plan (in an area with good coverage), your downloads can be completed within seconds. According to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), users can download a movie in as little as 15 seconds. You’ll spend less time downloading movies, PDFs of your favorite books, mobile apps, and more.
2. Faster Uploads
If you perform as many uploads as you do downloads (or more), you will benefit from improved upload speeds. Faster speeds mean less time uploading files, such as pictures, videos, and important forms. As more people work remotely, they rely on the efficiency of video conferencing software. Faster uploads mean improved video quality of conferencing tools, including how people hear and see you. These days, more children are learning remotely, and 5G tech should allow them to upload homework assignments with ease.
Internet connections get interrupted – we’ve all experienced this and, by now, expect it from time to time. These disruptions can be more accurately described as latency or a delay on your connection. There are many factors that increase latency, including your network connection (i.e., 3G, 4G, 5G). Without getting too technical, latency is measured in milliseconds. Let’s look at the latency of each network generation:
- 3G: 120 milliseconds (not terrible, but not great)
- 4G: 50-60 milliseconds (not bad, but interruptions still occur)
- 5G: 1 millisecond (essentially no delays)
The reduced latency brought by 5G technology is probably something few of us can imagine. You can enjoy watching videos, listening to music, and playing games seamlessly and stress-free.
When you sign up for a government program with Q Link Wireless, you can experience more coverage and faster speeds on our 4G LTE/5G network.
What Will Happen to my 4G Phone?
All major carriers offer 5G technology, but not all have strong signals. Additionally, the reliability of this new technology chiefly relies on location, like how close users are to a 5G cell tower. As a result, there is still much need for 4G capabilities. So, if you are wondering whether the incremental launch of 5G tech will oust your 4G network, the answer is no. Not yet.
Currently, 5G relies on the features 4G has to offer, so for the foreseeable future, the two will work in tandem to speed up the complete 5G deployment. In the meantime, you can benefit from faster speeds as the two technologies work together.
However, if you are still using 3G, it’s time for an upgrade. Carriers are eager to phase out 3G, as the removal of it from the spectrum will make newer technologies more efficient. Verizon Wireless, AT&T, and T-Mobile, the three largest phone carriers in the U.S., have already completed what is called the “3G sunset.”
Can You Use 5G with Q Link Wireless?
Yes. Individuals who participate in government benefit programs like SNAP and Medicaid may qualify for the Lifeline Program and/or Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) and experience monthly UNLIMITED Data, Talk & Text with 4G LTE/5G coverage. Individuals who do not participate in a qualifying government program may still be able to participate in these programs if their household income is at or below the federal poverty level.
If you have a 5G compatible phone and plan, you can bring your own phone to our network (while keeping your old number) and enjoy FREE service.
Here’s why millions have already signed up with Q Link Wireless:
- UNLIMITED Data, Talk, and Text (including picture messaging)
- FREE SIM Card & Activation
- Emergency Service Calls to 911
- One of America’s largest & fastest networks
- NO contract, NO monthly bills & NO fees
- Voicemail & 3-Way Calling
- Access to 10 million FREE Wi-Fi Locations
If you are not a Q Link Wireless customer, sign-up only takes 5 minutes!
Now that 5G data is here, don’t get left behind. Find out if you qualify for the Lifeline Program or the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) and receive today. If you have questions, please contact a Q Link Wireless representative at 1-855-754-6543.