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What will happen to 4G mobile phones once the network is replaced by 5G networks

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28th Oct 19 9:01 am
  • 5G networks will take over the 4G networks in the next 12 months or so and by 2020
  • Most of the UK will have 5G service. Sell your mobile phone before the price of 4G mobile phone crashes. 

‘5G´ is the fifth-generation cellular network technology. The industry association 3GPP defines any system using “5G NR” (5G New Radio) software as, “5G”, a definition that came into general use by late 2018. 5G is an investment for the next decade, and in previous mobile transitions, we’ve seen most of the big changes happening years after the first announcement. In mobile phones network mattes, the most. There is no doubt about the fact that 5g will offer at least 5 times better speed and in some tests, it has even exceeded more than 10 times better speed. In plain language, it will help users download more GBs of data in seconds rather than minutes as in 4G. Since the advancements in 2G in the 1990s, we have witnessed every generation lasting for almost a decade and within few years after the launch of every generation, the technology got refines and provided much better speed and quality. The same is expected by 5G. It will without a doubt, reshape the whole telecommunications industry. In the UK most of the networks have already started offering 5G services in all major cities like London, Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow. It is expected by the mid-2020, most of the UK will be on the 5G network. But what does that mean to users? If your network is offering 5G service, you will be able to see 5G on your mobile phone but will not be able to benefit from the service unless your mobile phone is equipped with5G modem. Without having a 5G modem, no mobile phone can receive 5G signals.

The main issue is the worth of your current mobile phone, it’s more likely to crash. There is not even one iPhone in the market which can support 5G networks and iPhone fans have recently been buying the most expensive iPhones ever. This includes the latest state-of-the-art iPhone 11. The last 4 mobile phones launched by Apple were iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone 11. All of these mobile phones are 4G and not capable of entertaining 5G service. Although some other manufacturers such as Samsung have already started offering 5G mobile phones such as Samsung Galaxy s10. All of the iPhones will lose their value much quicker than their predecessors as every network will start promoting new 5G and the mobile phones which will support their new strength freshly acquired by the network.

Right now, most of the networks in the UK including EE and Vodafone have started offering 5G services but they are still in experimental phase once they are out of it, they’ll heavily advertise the 5G and there would be a rush towards new mobile phones which will offer 5G capability. It happened when 4g was introduced, the value of iPhone 3G dropped dramatically and within a year there were no iPhone 3G to be seen. The same would be the fate of iPhones without 5G capabilities.

If you are planning to buy a new mobile phone, you should wait until the iPhone launches new 5G mobile phone and the other manufacturers drop their prices for 5G mobile phones. But you should be looking forward to selling your mobile phone if you want to get maximum cash for your mobile phone.

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