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Tech Tips for Non-Tech People!

Data Doctors Tech Tips | Ken Colburn & Brandon Disney
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Original Air Date: Apr 14, 2016

Ignore 5G Hype

5G is coming, 5G is coming...the hype has already started in the wireless world.

Commonly referred to as 5th generation wireless, 5G the latest buzzword but it actually doesn’t even exist at the moment.

There is no currently recognized standard for what will eventually be called 5G, just a bunch of companies testing various technologies that they hope will one day be called 5G.

If you hear anything about 5G for the time being, assume it’s just another overzealous marketing department trying to get a jump on something we may not see for years.

There’s no doubt that all the major players are working on exponentially faster data for our mobile devices, but for now, it’s all speculation.

If you’ve heard the hype and thought about switching to another carrier because they appear to be close to offering the next big thing, think again.

Even when it does actually hit the market, you don’t want to be in early adopter group unless you like expensive pain.