Sprint 5G in Atlanta is like a magic carpet ride

For those of you that aren't classic rock fans, the legendary band, Steppenwolf, had a huge hit in 1968 with "Magic Carpet Ride."

I like to dream, yes, yes Right between the sound machine On a cloud of sound I drift in the night Any place it goes is right Goes far, flies near To the stars away from here Well, you don't know what We can find Why don't you come with me little girl On a magic carpet ride

Well, I've been trying Sprint's new 5G service in metro Atlanta and I feel like I've been on a magic carpet ride.

I've also been impressed by Sprint's LG V50 ThinQ 5G smartphone, This is the first handset to take advantage of the new network here in Atlanta and it's blazing fast!

This LG unit has an immersive LG OLED screen that’s the perfect platform for viewing 4K movies on the go. With 5G-era gaming, gain the competitive advantage making next-level moves on multiple players across the globe. Use 5 different lenses to capture every angle, apply artistic effects to moving footage, and then share it in an instant.

5G is really a game changer for content consumers and creators as well as gamers. I just spent 10 days in Midtown Atlanta and the 5G worked flawlessly.

In the North Atlanta suburbs it doesn't work all the time, but when it does I feel like I'm zooming over I-75 and 285 on that magic carpet.

I saw download speeds of 300 Mbps inside the perimeter of 285 and speeds over 100 Mbps outside the perimeter in places like Cobb County and near Perimeter Mall.

Upload speeds weren't as good, as I'm not even sure Sprint has turned on 5G for uploads, but the 4G uploads still got the job done.

Note: It looks like Atlantans that want Sprint's 5G service will have to ante up the $80-a-month Unlimited Premium data plan. There is also a handy 5G mobile hotspot that works well like the $600 HTC 5G Hub, it will cost you $60 a month for 100 gigabytes of data.

If you need wireless service that "flies" in Atlanta, Sprint has something that is currently the fastest thing in the air.

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