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    Why get FirstNet if you have phone that supports Band14?

    Just wondering what advantages over a standard ATT plan that a FirstNet plan might have. I have seen my phone use Band 14 on occasion on a standard plan (Pixel 3a) so I don't really see what's so special about FirstNet plans.


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    Quote Originally Posted by HFNube View Post
    Just wondering what advantages over a standard ATT plan that a FirstNet plan might have. I have seen my phone use Band 14 on occasion on a standard plan (Pixel 3a) so I don't really see what's so special about FirstNet plans.


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    First net has priority over the network compared to regular consumer lines


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    Precisely. The average user wouldn't notice the difference on a daily basis but if a major catastrophe or event happened somewhere, FirstNet is in place to provide unrestricted access to communications and data to the emergency departments and first responders.

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    We get a decent hot spot

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    Ok, thanks!

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    also our plans are less than half what a consumer plan costs (mine is $45/month), we have unlimited Hotspot and none of our data will ever throttle until 3 months or more of heavy usage and even then if we have a valid reason it's overlooked

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10mm View Post
    Precisely. The average user wouldn't notice the difference on a daily basis but if a major catastrophe or event happened somewhere, FirstNet is in place to provide unrestricted access to communications and data to the emergency departments and first responders.
    That's the theory of the FirstNet boondoggle. Hopefully Police and Fire would actually be doing their jobs and not using mobile data. FirstNet can act as a backup for TRS, but some calls/texts don't really clog up the network. At least AT&T made some delicious lemonade out of this otherwise idiotic federal boondoggle program that started post-9/11.

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