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AT&T says it'll bring 5G services to the Twin Cities this year

The cellphone provider has added Minneapolis-St. Paul to its rollout plans.

AT&T cellphone customers in the Twin Cities can expect to see faster speeds by the end of this year.

The media giant announced on Tuesday that it's expanding its planned rollout of its 5G wireless network in 2019 to include new cities, including Minneapolis-St. Paul and Chicago.

They will join previously announced 2019 launch cities that include Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Orlando and San Francisco.

In the cities it's already launched, AT&T Technology Operations President Jeff McElfresh says he's "very encouraged by what we're seeing."

"We can’t wait to drive forward and bring 5G+ to even more consumers and businesses in the coming months."

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Something to bear in mind though is that a lot of phones aren't actually capable of handling 5G speeds yet. For example, 9to5Mac notes that iPhones won't get a 5G modem until 2020.

AT&T is expected to launch its first 5G phone – a Samsung – in the first half of 2019, with Verizon due to follow. T-Mobile and Sprint have also promised 5G devices in the future, CNBC notes.

TheDroidGuy reports that once 5G is rolled out, it is expected to be around 20 times faster than the current standard, 4G LTE.

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