What are 3G, 4G and 5G?

Wireless cellular technology has come a long way since its inception in the 1970s, with each subsequent generation offering faster networks and increased functionality. Initially, 2G allowed us to send SMS and MMS text messages. Then, 3G ushered in the era of mobile internet. Later, 4G improved upon 3G's mobile broadband speeds, enabling services like video streaming. And now, with the advent of 5G, we have access to even faster speeds and lower latency, allowing more devices to connect simultaneously without affecting network performance, provided they support 5G.  

  

How much better is 5G than 4G?   

The transition from ADSL to nbn brought about a significant transformation in your home internet, and a similar advancement could occur with the shift from 4G to 5G in our mobile networks. With 5G, there are notable enhancements such as increased network capacity, allowing more users to connect simultaneously without causing congestion, reduced latency resulting in minimal lag, and faster download and upload speeds.  

   

Using 5G with CommsMobile  

To access 5G, you require three things: a 5G compatible device, a plan that includes 5G network access (please check our plan options on our website), and to be in an area covered by our 5G network, which you can verify on our coverage map. If you're unsure if your device supports 5G, reach out to the manufacturer for confirmation.  

If you exceed your included data allowance, your account will be stopped but don’t worry – top up or ask a colleague to gift data.  

  

Where are 3G, 4G and 5G available?   

Wondering which networks you can get in your area? Check out our coverage map. 

 


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