Winning Bizness Desk
Mumbai. 5G services have been finally rolled out in India as Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio have started offering their service in some cities from Oct 1. In such a situation, the question is whether people will have to buy a new SIM to use 5G internet or not? How much will have to be recharged for 5G internet. Winning Bizness trying to answer some of such questions.
What is 5G?
5G is the 5th generation mobile network. It is a new global wireless standard after 1G, 2G, 3G, and 4G networks. 5G enables a new kind of network that is designed to connect virtually everyone and everything together including machines, objects, and devices.
Will I have to buy a new SIM?
You do not have to buy a new SIM to use 5G service. By inserting the SIM in the card slot of the 5G smartphone, you will be able to use 5G services. If you do not have 3G or 4G mobile then you will not be able to use 5G service.
Will 4G network end?
No, the 4G network will not end yet. Some service providers like BSNL are still providing 3G service to their users. Similarly, 4G network will also remain in some areas of the country. Until the 5G network is completely taken over.
When will 5G reach the whole country?
Today PM Modi launched 5G service at the Indian Mobile Congress. Here Airtel said that the company will start 5G service across the country by March 2024. At the same time, Jio has planned to deliver it across the country by December 2023.
Will the mobile be discharged soon?
Yes, your mobile will be discharged sooner if you use 5G service as compared to 4G internet service.
Will it be expensive to recharge?
Nothing has been clarified by Jio, Airtel or the Cabinet Ministry regarding the 5G recharge plan so far. It is being told in media reports that the price of 5G plan will be the same as 4G plan. However, the plan may remain expensive for premium users for a few days.