Chinanews client, Beijing, January 15 (Reporter Wu Tao) "The 5G logo on the upper right corner of my mobile phone means that I am using a 5G network? But I did not apply for a 5G package. How is this charged? "

  I believe many netizens have such doubts, and now the answer is confirmed: Even if you are not using a 5G package, you can use the 5G network after meeting certain conditions.

You can use 5G network like this

  On the 12th, according to the graphic reprinted on the WeChat official account of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology "Gongxin Weibao": If you are using a 4G package, as long as your 5G mobile phone is set correctly, you can also access the 5G network within the coverage of the 5G network. .

If you use a 5G package, you can enjoy faster 5G network services.

Data map: The picture shows citizens waiting for 5G mobile phone and network related services.

Photo by Yin Liqin

  This means that even if the 5G package is not applied, the 5G network can still be used.

The traffic consumed can be deducted from the user's existing 4G package.

  It is understood that general users of 5G mobile phones can now set whether to use 5G networks.

It is worth noting that if you choose "Independent 5G", the mobile phone will use the 5G network for all Internet activities, because the 5G network coverage is not perfect and the signal may be unstable.

  After the 5G network logo appears on the mobile phone, has the network speed increased?

Because the speed of the mobile network is affected by time, location, and the number of people on the network at the same time, it is difficult to make a clear judgment.

A 5G mobile phone user told a reporter from that since changing to a 5G mobile phone, it feels that the network speed is indeed faster, but it may also be due to psychological effects or higher mobile phone configuration.

  If you want to use the faster 5G network, you need to open a 5G package.

On the 13th, an operator's customer service told a reporter from that now mobile phone users need three conditions to use faster 5G network speeds. 5G terminals are used, and 5G packages are opened in areas covered by 5G networks. One of the three is missing. Not possible.

What package is suitable for users?

  Regarding the "5G network can be used without a 5G package", some operators' internal staff revealed to a reporter from Chinanews that this has always been the case, but it has not been disclosed.

"This is not recommended. It is better to apply for a 5G package because the unit price of 5G package data is relatively lower. There are also 4G mobile phone users who have specifically opened a 5G package for this."

Data map: China Mobile 5G package personal version tariff situation.


  According to public information, the cheapest 5G package is currently 128 yuan per month for China Mobile, and the cheapest 5G package tariff for China Telecom and China Unicom is 129 yuan per month.

  However, operators have been doing activities for a while, and many users can apply for 5G packages at a 30% discount.

Take China Mobile as an example, 89 yuan per month (88 yuan in some areas) can apply for 5G packages, including 30GB of national data.

Compared with China Mobile's 89 yuan monthly enjoy package (including 20GB national data), it is true that the unit price of data in the 5G package is lower.

  Of course, handling 4G packages is also beneficial, and the threshold is lower.

Although the operator’s official website and APP are now pushing 5G packages, some operator customer service told a reporter from that if users who have not signed the contract period want to change to other 4G packages on sale, they can still apply. There are no restrictions.

So how to choose a package varies from person to person.

Will the price of 5G packages be reduced in the future?

  On January 12, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology also organized a national 5G service work video conference to arrange the next stage of work.

  Liu Liehong, the vice minister of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, put forward five requirements for the next stage of work, including orderly advancement of 5G network construction, strengthening of 5G network coverage, and enhancement of network supply capabilities; and actively taking measures to facilitate user replacement of terminals.

Image source: China Academy of Information and Communications Technology

  At present, users are actively replacing 5G mobile phones.

According to data from the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology, in December 2020, the domestic market shipped 18.2 million 5G mobile phones, accounting for 68.4% of the mobile phone shipments during the same period.

In 2020, the cumulative shipment of 5G mobile phones in the domestic market is 163 million, accounting for 52.9%.

  In terms of network coverage, the relevant person in charge of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology stated in December 2020 that my country has now built the world's largest 5G network, with a total of 718,000 5G base stations built, and promoted the construction and sharing of 330,000 5G base stations.

  Liu Liehong also stated on the 12th that 5G tariff packages should be optimized and perfected based on user needs, and reasonable on-line contract periods and termination compensation standards should be set.

  Will the 5G package have a price cut?

Independent telecommunications analyst Fu Liang said in an interview with a reporter from that "5G tariffs are significantly reduced and we need to wait for more traffic to be transferred to the 5G network."

  Would you choose to use a 5G package?

How much is the price reduction of 5G packages in the future?