What exactly is 5G and what does it mean for me?

What exactly is 5G and what does it mean for me?

5G means “fifth generation mobile network” and it is the successor to 2G, 3G and 4G.


Updated 12.07.22

5G VS 4G

This technology is 10 - 100 times faster than 4G and it will opening up some new possibilities. In this context, many people also bring up the Internet of Things. This is an expression for all the things in our everyday lives that connect to the internet. They range from smart speakers or robot vacuums in the home, to large installations, such as machines that are remotely controlled from a control center in a business.

While 5G isn’t vital to you and your everyday mobile usage right now, it’s the next big thing in the telecom world. But for now, 4G will probably be enough to meet our average needs for many years to come.

5G is forward-looking technology that facilitates super-fast connection and access to the internet.

4G and 5G coverage in Norway

With Mycall you get access to the best coverage in Norway. We use Telia’s mobile network, which ensures superior coverage, capacity, speed and stability.

In addition, Telia has made a huge investment in 5G development. By the end of 2023, it will be the first provider in Norway with a nationwide 5G network. As early as 2021, half of all Norwegians received 5G coverage.

How do I use 5G?

If you want to use 5G on your mobile phone, the first thing you need is a 5G phone, i.e., a mobile that supports the technology. In addition, 5G coverage must also be available where you are living or staying. You can find an overview of the development plan for 5G here. Also make sure that you have updated your phone, and if you have an iPhone, you need to enable 5G yourself under “Settings.”

If your mobile doesn’t support 5G, you might want to take a look at our online store. Here you can choose from many different models that support 5G. Below you can see some customer favorites.

All our mobiles can be purchased using PartPay Solution from Mycall. That means you can pay for your phone in instalments over the course of 12, 24 or 36 months, with absolutely no interest or fees.

View the selection of 5G phones in the online store

5G may require more of your mobile

It may be worth noting that lightning-fast 5G technology can affect battery and data usage. But of course, it’s still easy to keep track of your usage through the Mycall App.

If you need more mobile data in your subscription, you can easily upgrade your mobile subscription in the Mycall app. Alternatively, you can of course also buy additional data packages as needed.

Remember – Rollover Data is included in all our mobile subscriptions. This means that unused mobile data will automatically roll over to the next month. The rollover does not apply to Kontant, but with that subscription you have an unlimited amount of mobile data.