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5G Service Rolls Out In San Diego

This Feb. 25, 2019 file photo shows a banner of the 5G network is displayed d...

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Above: This Feb. 25, 2019 file photo shows a banner of the 5G network is displayed during the Mobile World Congress wireless show, in Barcelona, Spain.

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5G service has begun to roll out in San Diego. The new service holds the promise of much faster transmission speeds with the capability of moving much more data than the current 4G.

Aired: December 11, 2019 | Transcript

5G service, the fifth generation of mobile network technology, has arrived in San Diego, at least for T-Mobile customers. AT&T will begin service soon with other carriers expected to follow.

The new service holds the promise of much faster transmission speeds with the capability of moving much more data than the current 4G.

RELATED: Naval Base San Diego Chosen As One Of Four Bases To Test 5G Tech

But will the new service live up to all the hype? And how much more will it cost?

Midday Edition talked with The San Diego Union-Tribune's technology reporter Mike Freeman to get the answers.

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