When Samuel is not writing about networking or 5G at Mobile Nations, he spends most of his time researching computer components and obsessing over what CPU goes into the ultimate Windows 98 computer. It's the Pentium 3.
T-Mobile's older plans came with 5G access for free but felt like they were designed for LTE. The updated Magenta plan and the new Magenta Max plans are designed with 5G in mind with more premium data and hotspot data available.
Mint Mobile has some of the cheapest data around but Google Fi offers more data as well as family plans. If you've got the right phone, Google Fi even has better coverage, especially when you leave the country.
TP-Link makes some of the best affordable Wi-Fi 6 routers and continues the trend with its Deco line of mesh systems. The Deco X60 is a great value with plenty of speed for most people. The Deco X20 isn't far behind with a fast, though slower, connection and great coverage.
If you are looking to add support for Wi-Fi 6 to your network without spending a lot on speed and features you don't need, there are more options than ever. TP-Link has the cheapest overall Wi-Fi 6 router and doesn't give up much speed to get there.
MVNOs are offering more data than ever and many of them are letting you share it with your other Wi-Fi devices. If you need a backup plan for Wi-Fi or just spend a lot of time away from public access points, you can get connected with a prepaid carrier.
If you are ready to upgrade your wireless network there are a ton of options to choose from. Wi-Fi 6 is pushing speeds higher than every before while mesh expansion is making it easy to add coverage where you need it.
Visible now supports 5G connections on supported devices with more coming soon. Calling is now available to Canada, Mexico, US Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.You can also activate certain phones with eSIM. Finally, there are new ways to save with Party Pay and referrals including a new community feature which allows users to easily find a party to reduce their bill. Referrals bring the...
Using 160MHz Wi-Fi 6 enables very fast top speeds but for many people, the additional speed will go unused. If you want to get as much speed as possible from your home network, 160MHz bands are a good option but the upcoming Wi-Fi 6E spec might be worth waiting for.
Tri-band Wi-Fi 6 routers offer greater speed and connection quality for supported devices thanks to a third 5GHz band available to device. While dual-band routers offer more than enough speed for most people, tri-band can deliver those speeds in more congested areas.
Eero Pro 6 is the fastest Eero yet with a tri-band Wi-Fi 6 setup and AX4200 speeds. As long your signal is strong enough, this mesh system, should have no problem keeping up with a gigabit internet connection.
Wi-Fi 6 has arrived and promises speeds of up to 10Gbps by combining both the 2.4GHz and two 5GHz networks in your home. Here are the best compatible routers to take advantage of the faster speeds and greater capacity of Wi-Fi 6.