2019 is the year when 5G is supposed to start rolling out to consumers. As expected, given the launch of LTE, it will probably be a while before it becomes as ubiquitous. However, the good news for AT&T customers is that if you live in select markets, it seems that the carrier’s 5G service has officially gone live.

According to the carrier, 5G for markets such as  Birmingham, Ala., Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, Providence, R.I., Rochester, N.Y., San Diego, San Francisco and San Jose, Calif. are now live. Granted this only represents a handful of markets in the US, but we suppose it’s still a good start.

Scott Mair, President of AT&T Technology Operations was quoted as saying, “We believe 5G technology will be game-changing, and we continue to help drive this next wave of innovation. We were the first in the U.S. to offer commercial mobile 5G, and this is the next step as we build to nationwide service in the first half of 2020.”

That being said, 5G smartphones still isn’t quite as common as we would like it to be yet. There aren’t too many choices in the market today, but come 2020, we expect that there will be a bigger push. There are reports that Apple could also be hopping on board with their own 5G iPhone.

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