By B.N. Frank
In September it was reported that T-Mobile canceled 5G installation due to lawsuits. Unfortunately, that seems to have been resolved and now they have unleashed the hotly debated technology (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5) in various American communities despite people and pets getting sick where it’s already been turned on (see 1, 2, 3); the telecom industry providing NO scientific evidence that it’s safe; increasing opposition, lawsuits, warnings; AND 5G phones (and base stations) having a tendency to overheat.
From Fierce Wireless:
T-Mobile’s debut of its nationwide 5G network yesterday included a special enticement for non-T-Mobile customers. Switch to T-Mobile and you can get a OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren, which retails for $899.99, for free with 24 bill credits and a smartphone trade-in. Or, get a Samsung Note10+ 5G, which retails for $1,299.99, for free with 36 bill credits when you buy another device and add a line.
Both devices are also offered to existing T-Mobile customers via the company’s equipment installment plans, and will be available starting December 6.
While Sprint and Verizon have already launched 5G in a handful of markets nationwide and are also selling 5G smartphones, T-Mobile appears to be the first to offer a free 5G smartphone to new customers that switch from another operator.
Pricey 5G devices
According to the latest Strategy Analytics PriceTRAX 5G smartphone pricing report, almost all 5G devices that have launched so far are in the ultra-premium price tier, meaning that they retail for close to $1,000 and cost about 150% more than 4G smartphones. When 4G devices launched they cost only about 75% more than 3G devices.
And not only are early 5G devices pricey, they are also 36% heavier, have bigger displays and more battery capacity than early 4G smartphones, Strategy Analytics says.
Samsung is currently the leading manufacturer when it comes to number of 5G smartphones. The OEM has announced 20 5G devices.
Coincidentally, many Samsung models are already part of a smartphone class action lawsuit. It’s no wonder that insurance companies don’t want to do business with the telecom industry (see 1, 2, 3, 4).
Activist Post reports regularly about 5G and other sources of unsafe technology. For more information visit our archives and the following websites.
- 5G Information
- The 5G Summit
- Environmental Health Trust
- Physicians for Safe Technology
- Scientists for Wired Tech
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