It’s the question on a lot of people’s lips at the moment. It seems like only yesterday that we were talking about the rollout of 4G, and now 5G is just around the corner.
You might have seen that O2 have been talking about their 5G rollout, starting in October. As giffgaff uses the O2 network, when we roll out our 5G capability, we’ll be able to take advantage of that 5G infrastructure.
As most of you know, giffgaff is a business that likes to test and experiment. With a new technology like this, it’s important that we implement it in a way that’s right for the members that will be using it, so our first forays into 5G will be on a trial basis.
Our engineers have been looking into how we can implement 5G in the best way, and we’ll be able to update as they progress. We are also keen on working with you on the 5G trial so if you’re interested in being part of an early trial group please let us know.
In the meantime, we’d love to hear your thoughts on 5G. Has the growing awareness we’ve seen over the past few months changed your views to what 5G can offer?
Thanks for the update @dc_caton78
In all honesty,I'm happy with 4G and have only recently (in the last month) bought a new phone so won't be going out to purchase a new (5G compatible) phone.
Thanks for the heads up / information ,
I think a lot of people who might be interested in being part of any ' trial group ' ( myself included ) would be put off by having to splash out on a 5G compatible phone ( not many around as yet and those that are are expensive ) ,
It would be great to see giffgaff offering competitive 5G rates and be setting the trend for others to follow ,
Happy giffgaffing everyone
Nice one, to see O2/giffgaff will follow.
I'm afraid it won't be me testing 5G for while, only just recently bought myself a new phone. So It'll be a while before I get to have a chance of 5G.
I'm also happy with my current speeds of 4G. Ofcom should be looking to improve 2G/3G and even 4G (for those in areas that don't have it too well), before introducing 5G!