Bigger Than The Jump From Rotary Dial to Cell Phones

Bigger Than The Jump From Rotary Dial to Cell Phones

A revolutionary change in all communications has already begun and will engulf the world in the coming years. The change is 5G. 5G is not just another step like we experienced when we advanced from 3G to 4G. It isn’t simply communicating or downloading things faster. In fact, everything you do with your phone will be affected and new capabilities will be added.

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Imagine a world where doctors are performing delicate robotic surgery from their location in Missouri on a patient in Nairobi, Kenya, or where autonomous cars are seamlessly interacting and traveling safely down a busy street in Seattle, or where you, on your own phone are able to download a feature-length movie in less than a second and then view it seamlessly, with no screen freezes or hesitations. THAT is what 5G is all about.

Already available in select areas, this technology will change more than just your cell phone. It will change your life. Some cities that already have 5G in some areas are Providence, New York City, Raleigh, Charlotte NC, Jacksonville Florida, Orlando, Atlanta, Cleveland, Indianapolis, Louisville Kentucky, Nashville, New Orleans, Minneapolis, Chicago, Kansas City, Oklahoma City, Dallas, Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Denver, Las Vegas, Sacramento, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego and more. In these cities, key areas have been fitted with the necessary transmission towers and equipment to allow users to utilize 5G. The list will continue to climb as all the major players in cell phone service – AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, etc. – adapt to and expand this new technology. Check with your provider for their service areas.

If you live in an area that already has 5G, you will want to get on board. It is the wave of the future, happening NOW!

To help you join the revolution, I am pleased to acquaint you with the top 3 phone models that are currently available so you can shift into hyper drive and make the quantum leap into the future! Click here for the list:

https://5g-cell-phones.com/what-5g-phones-are-available-now/

The future is 5G
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  1. 1

    Alexis

    Great article and a great subject.
    I’ve always found technology fascinating. The evolvement of mobile technology to 5G is a huge thing.
    It is really mind-blowing that as more spectrum becomes available, download speeds can be approximately up to 1000 times faster than 4G. This means that you could download an HD film in less than a second.
    Regarding smartphones, I am currently using One Plus 6T model. However, I am in the transitional period of switching my smartphone. Which one of the 5G phones included in your article would you recommend?

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      Jack Stephens

      That is a little hard for me to determine since I don’t know your needs and preferences or where you are located. But based on your current phone choice, I would recommend you give the One Plus 7 Pro 5G a look.

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    Sylvia

    Wow, I love this technology and I’m happy it’s literally operating in certain parts of the world. I am anxiously waiting for it to get to my country.

    Thanks for the insight Jack.

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      Jack Stephens

      You are welcome!

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      Jack Stephens

      You are welcome, Sylvia.

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    Rick

    I have heard that 5G is necessary for our digital age but more importantly for the future advances in artificial intelligence. I’m not completely convinced of this but I have heard it talked about plus it’s not a stretch for me to believe it, plus we also have the VR world coming on quick and all of that takes a lot of data and speed.

    I’m not sure it is bigger than going from rotary phones to cell phones but you may have a point that it is much bigger. It will be fascinating to see it all play out before us.

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      Jack

      Great comments, Rick. You have touched on one of the areas, virtual reality, that is already beginning to benefit from 5G. If you do a bit more research, you will see that VR is only one small facet of the overall picture. 5G will change so many things – many of them perhaps not even realized by the general public – that the effect will be farther reaching than you may know. When that becomes more obvious, you may see why I made the “rotary” analogy.

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        Jack Stephens

        In fact, I guess the analogy may be a bit more like the jump from two tin cans and string to cell phones. Just sayin’.

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    Alice

    Wow, this is really something I’m looking forward to and I can’t wait for it to be available in my country. I’m just not sure how long we’re gonna have to wait. 

    That is because as of today, we are one of the countries with the slowest internet speed. Correct me if I’m wrong but to be able to enjoy a fast internet connection just like what 5G offers, we need to have first and foremost a good and reliable internet service provider. Because there is no point switching to a 5G cellphone if your internet connection is really slow.

    Anyway, I will be checking out your top 3 phone models, thanks.

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      Jack

      Thanks for your comments. I would direct your attention to this article: 

      https://www.cepro.com/networking/why_5g_wont_replace_fiber_or_cable_broadband/

      It says the same thing I would tell you, “If you’ve been reading the headlines about the 5G revolution and imagining smart home installations free of splicing and connecting cable, think again. 5G isn’t going to replace wired internet anytime soon….That speed could compete with wired broadband, but there are many reasons that 5G won’t replacee fiber and copper cable anytime soon. Device compatibility, service flexibility, securite, service coverage and timeing are factors that will slow the…5G revolution.”

      It will certainly take a good while to have 5G spread across the entire globe, and there will always be areas with less that optimal coverage. That has been true with every “G” before and it is just the way of all things. Absolute perfection and consistency will never be realized. If I am in the depths of the Congo or in the Siberian wastelands or on one of the islands of Micronesia, I may never have all the availability of any particular technology. But in general, taken as a whole, humanity will benefit.

      Here’s hoping your country will progress and become able to utilize these advances. In the meantime, I hope your internet connectivity improves soon.  

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    Anne-Caroline

    Yes, it is exciting that the 5G is out!! It is definetely a revolution. I work on the internet, so the faster my connection is the better. I don’t know if it’s available here in France yet but they talk about it. Last week though, on the news, they talked about some people that are against it. They worry about 5G being harmful to our health?!

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      Jack Stephens

      Thanks for commenting. I wrote about this to some degree on my page about “What is 5G Anyway?” and I also have made additional remarks about this concern in some other comments. The summary is basically this:
      Contrary to what you may read or see online, there is nothing to fear from 5G. They said the same things about 4G, trying to say it causes cancer but with all the high volume of 4G usage there has been no corresponding increase in occurence of cancers.
      The higher frequency millimeter wavelengths used by 5G cannot penetrate human skin, so you have more to fear from stepping out into sunlight than from 5G. A person would have to slice the top of his/her head off to expose the brain and then sit directly in the beam of 5G waves to have any effect at all, and even then (obviously) there has been no proof of assured damage. So keep your brain enclosed and watch your sun exposure.

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    jessetoikkanen

    Jump from 4G to 5G feels significant, but it’s not that big deal. In most areas of the world and 3rd world countries, there is no even 50% coverage for 5G atm and when it’s theoretically possible, very high likely we have invented several much better inventions and its possible 5G comes obsolete before that. For example changing to blockchains in terms of smart contracts, personal and national level security measures, monastery system protecting and much more. Another bigger change will be the internet of things but neither it will be revolutionary. However, I like my 5G but its more like a turbo to your car than inventing something game-changing. If it’s not already apparent, 5G won’t be replacing 4G LTE or wired internet anytime soon. In fact, it could be decades before 4G disappears from the scene entirely. The cost of deployment for 5G is too high to see it quickly replace 4G in rural areas and sectors where low latency isn’t a huge need. 5G also isn’t set to eliminate the need for a wired internet connection in homes and businesses. 5G’s high-band spectrum has a notoriously poor ability to penetrate buildings, with coverage indoors dropping to just a few meters. If anything, 5G’s growth as a wireless standard will only make high-speed fiber connections and professionally designed internet installations more important than ever before. However, I like my current 13 Mbps download speed.

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      Jack

      Thanks for your response, even if we disagree. I think you may be missing the big picture. 5G technology already is and will increasingly be affecting many more areas than just cell phones. Industry, commerce, agriculture, education and many more areas of our lives will be changed forever by it. All the things you mentioned from blockchain to electronic security to monetary (not monastery) systems will be affected and other technologies like fiber optic cable and even 4G adaptations will and already are working together with 5G to make its advantages adaptable and efficient. 

      As for cost, unless you know more than every major player in business and industry, the cost, though high, is manageable and justifiable. For one thing, 5G has much smaller antennas that can be easily mounted on existing phone poles and other structures all over the designated coverage area. Existing towers can be shared with 4G,  and the technical challenges, such as penetrating buildings, will be conquered. Holding a dim view of the new will not alter the reality of its advance. Another such “revolution” is not even being considered until, perhaps, 2035 or later.

      There will always be some lag and probably some “dead” spots all over the world. Nothing is ever ideal. But the majority of the world will benefit from 5G, whether in cell phone service or not.

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    Travis

    That is a great analogy about 5G! It is supposed to be a very big change. I am slightly worried about the affect the technology will have on the human body, have you read about any of that? I am excited to see what the technology does change in ours lives however, the thought of a doctor in Missouri doing an operation on somebody in Nairobi is amazing don’t you think?

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      Jack

      I am aware of the conspiracy theories about health concerns with 5G, but I have studied the problem enough to say I am not the least bit concerned. There are no indications of any adverse affects on people from using it. The same kind of hysteria arose when 4G came along. If it were true, we should all be experiencing brain cancer. There should be plenty of hard evidence to that effect, and there is not, regardless of what some YouTube videos and online articles say. I remember when microwave ovens first came out. They were supposed to make men sterile from standing too close. I think that was made up by some guy who just wanted an excuse not to be in the kitchen. There is more damage done to your body by the sun than there is by 5G since the millimeter waves cannot penetrate human skin. The sun can. So break out the SPF 30.

      There are many more applications for 5G than the article mentions. Check out some of my posts to see more. Yes, with the greatly reduced latency 5G has, operations across continents will be possible. Some day they will probably be commonplace. Pretty cool, huh?

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    Tony

    5G is going to be huge in so many ways, it is quite exciting to think of all the possibilities. There has been a shadow cast on this new technology though and I wonder if it will be as safe as it should be. Are there even more ways to spy on people or am I worried about a conspiracy theory that isn’t true?

    I am an iPhone user and I am seriously disappointed that the new models won’t have 5G. I am thinking of swapping over to either the Galaxy 10 or the new Note. Which one do you think would be better for a business?

    Thanks

    Tony

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      Jack

      Hi, Tony. The more study I do, the more I am convinced that there are no health concerns with 5G. And as far as spying goes, I think that the rumors arise from the fact that the military does use some high bandwidth frequencies, but not in the same exact spectrum as commercial 5G. They will tell you it is the same, but it is not. Additionally, the strength of signals for cell phones is way, way under the level of any concern. There is no more “spying” problem with 5G than there is with 4G. Same goes for the health issues. There are none. Check out some of my other pages and posts to read more. 

      Apple is scheduled to join the 5G crowd some time in 2020, but if you are considering one of the Galaxy models, I can only say either one should serve you well. As far as I can see, the difference comes down to whether you want to use the Note’s pen or not. If you like using the pen, get the Note. If not, get the S10+ 5G.

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    Marc

    Thanks for the article on 5G technology. It’s amazing how fast things change in the cellular world. After reading your article 5G sounds amazing. I think it’s great that the speeds that we will soon be receiving will help us evolve and do things much faster. The world we live in is all about time and speed we have no patience anymore and 5G is only going to satisfy the consumer.

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      Jack

      Yes, Marc, things are changing. I am old enough to remember when all phones were owned by AT&T. They were rotary dial phones and had to be connected to the wall by a cord. Then a big leap came when you were able to buy the phone from AT&T, and later you could buy it from other companies. Then came those suitcase sized portable phones that looked more like a walkie-talkie. From there, the cell phone craze took off. 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G and now 5G. So much change! Couple this change with 5G’s many-faceted additional uses and you are seeing great things now with more to come. 5G is much more than cell phone speed!

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