As of now, South Korea is still leading the 5G market in terms of the number of active users. However, it appears that the Chinese market will be taking over pretty soon. Recent reports show that Chinese operators will officially implement the 5G package on November 1. However, the exact prices of the 5G packages are not public for now. Nevertheless, China Mobile Chengdu Branch’s business manager (@洋洋生活日志) recently revealed that the starting price of its 5G package is 129 yuan ($18). The highest charge in the price schedule is 598 yuan ($85). According to the report, the three major operators in China uses the same 5G tariff standards.
He also said that the three operators are not in a price war and China is now in the era of network quality and service perception. From the screenshots, China Mobile 5G package has five sub-sections. The 128 yuan ($18) starting price is for 30GB of traffic and 200 minutes of voice calls. The 598 yuan ($85) package includes 300GB of traffic and 3000 minutes of voice calls.
In addition, the different prices come with varying maximum speeds. The 128 ($18) starting price can only enjoy 5G premium service, the peak rate is 500Mpbs. The 298 yuan ($42) offer can enjoy 5G speed with a 1Gbps peak rate. It is important to note that the post has been taken down and we can not verify the authenticity of this report. The official prices will hit the market on November 1.