May 18, 2023
On June 6, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology officially issued four commercial 5G licenses to China Telecom, China Mobile, China Unicom and China Radio and Television Network Co., Ltd., which means that my country has officially entered first year of commercial use 5G. The first batch of 5G pilot cities has been announced. In August, ZTE and Huawei 5G mobile phones were released respectively, and 5G is getting closer and closer to us.
With advent of 5G, will speed of 4G network be limited? Can 4G mobile phones still be used? Do I need to change my SIM card to use 5G network? Do I need to change my phone? When will everyone be able to use 5G network? All answers you want to know are here.4G network speed limit?
Recently, many netizens have reported that 4G network speed is not as good as it used to be. Some people suspect that carriers are pushing 5G network. Is this true?
Customer service for three major carriers responded, “That won't happen. One of support staff said that speed of 5G network will be faster, but that does not mean that speed of 4G network will be faster. slower News of 4G slowdown.
According to China Telecom's customer service response, slowdown in 4G network speed in terms of experience may be due to signal stability of base stations in area or using "up to speed limit" packet traffic. reached speed limit.
Relevant sources reported that current penetration rate of 4G users in my country has exceeded 80%, and average monthly traffic consumption per user has reached 6 GB. User usage continues to rise and country is busy building 5G base stations. , fundamental.Are 4G mobile phones eliminated?
Accordingly, 5G mobile phones are on market, so 4G mobile phones are obsolete and unusable?
Of course not! 5G base stations are still under construction. In future, 4G mobile phones and 4G networks will continue to be main force of communication equipment and communication networks.
1. The price of 5G mobile phones is high
Currently, price of 5G mobile phones is over 4,000 yuan. For most consumers, these prices are a bit high. The market has a large number of mobile phone users worth thousands of yuan. Own budget for purchase.
2. 5G packages are expensive
Currently, minimum cost of 5G feature package launched by China Unicom is 190 yuan, which is really unacceptable for ordinary consumers. If price does not fall, 4G will be first choice of users.
3. Few 5G application resources
At present, 5G has almost no other benefits other than providing users with faster Internet access speeds, and this benefit is not enough to force consumers to abandon cheaper 4G mobile phones.
The 4G mobile phone can still be used, so I want to use 5G network. Do I need to change my mobile phone?Do I need to change my mobile phone to upgrade 5G network?
A 5G mobile phone is required to use 5G network. If your mobile phone does not support 5G, you need to replace it.
It should be noted that 5G mobile phones can be divided into "full 5G" and "half 5G". Deploy 5G base stations.
If mobile phone only supports one of SA or NSA networks, then 5G mobile phone is called "half 5G". If it supports both networks, it can be called a "full 5G" mobile phone. If you want full 5G coverage, you need to buy a 5G capable mobile phone.Should I change my phone card?
To use 5G network, there is no need to change mobile phone card, but 4G users need to make sure that VoLET high-definition calling function is activated when switching to 5G network.
It is reported that 3GPPR15 protocol specification in 5G era does not define interoperability between 5G and 2G/3G, and VoLET must be available for normal use of 5G network.
Activating this service is very easy as three major domestic carriers have already commercialized high definition VoLTE calls, so users can activate feature by calling support or texting.When will 5G be “arranged”?
China Unicom said it will achieve 5G hotspot in more than 40 cities by end of this year with full coverage in main urban areas of Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen.
China Mobile said it will build 50,000 base stations in nearly 50 cities by end of year. By 2020, company hopes to provide commercial 5G services in all cities above prefecture level.
China Telecom is also building 5G in more than 40 cities across country, building more than 20,000 base stations.
We look forward to 5G. The changes it will bring are not only slightly faster network speeds, but also opening of a new era.