Do I Need a New SIM to Enable 5G ?

Recent announcement by major telecom providers globally about the proposed launch of 5G, a very common question ? Can I Use Old 4G SIM Card in a 5G Phone or whether existing 4G SIM will be upgraded to get 5G network ?

If believe on the version of various telecom providers, the existing 4G SIM will not be good enough to get the full features of 5G network and it will be replaced free of cost by the service providers. 

Though, you can easily use your old 4G SIM card on your latest 5G phone but to get the full features and data speed of 5G network you need a new 5G SIM card along with 5G supported smartphone. 5G vs 4G: Why is 5G Network Faster than 4G ?

Do I need a new SIM for 5G Network in India?

As of now none of the telecom service providers like Airtel, Reliance Jio, and Vodafone Idea (Vi), have not stated anything about the requirement of New SIM card for getting the 5G network but we believe that the current infra will not support the faster data transfer.

5G SIM Requirements

Checkout the requirements of Various 5G Service Providers Globally : 

1. T-Mobile - 5G Service Provider in US

No need to get new 5G SIM card if your a subscriber of T-Mobile. They confirm that their 5G network will work well with 4G SIM cards. But, to take full advantage of T-Mobile’s SA 5G services, you need to get a 5G SIM card from T-Mobile.

2. Verizon in USA

You don’t need to buy a new SIM card for 5G service on the Verizon network. You will able to use the 5G services through 4G SIM but with a 5G enabled phone. 

3. AT&T in USA

This network says that you don’t need a new 5G SIM card to access the 5G service.  

4. EE From UK

You don’t need a 5G SIM card to access the 5G network service on this network.

5. Three in UK

All the 4G enabled SIM cards by Three is enabled for 5G services and no need to get a new SIM.

6. Vodafone from UK

You don’t need to buy a new 5G SIM card to access Vodafone 5G services in the UK.

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