AT&T 5G Now Live in Atlanta, Charlotte, and 10 Other Cities

December 21 was a big day for AT&T, as they turned on their mobile 5G service in 12 cities in the US: Atlanta, Charlotte, Raleigh, Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Louisville, Oklahoma City, New Orleans, San Antonio, and Waco. AT&T subscribers in those markets can now take advantage of the super fast speeds of 5G – but only via the 5G-capable Netgear Nighthawk 5G Mobile Hotspot, currently the only 5G-capable device available to use with the service. Furthermore, interested users can’t sign up online or in store like they can for AT&T’s other services – prospective customers must start at AT&T’s 5G site (there is one for business users and one for consumers).

2019 should bring 5G to a wider audience as well as more devices to use with it (Samsung is planning a 5G Galaxy Smartphone, and others will surely follow).