FirstNet - What You NEED TO KNOW
AT&T FirstNet - the network dedicated for first responders
If you are a first responder and haven’t seen FirstNet, I suggest checking it out.
While all major carriers claim to offer a First Responder offering, only AT&T offers FirstNet which is not only a discounted plan, it has tremendous technical enhancements.
After 9/11, the US realized that communication was a major barrier between first responders on that horrid day, and the government started FirstNet, a wireless network which will always be available and carry priority over other standard consumer’s wireless activities.
At a certain point, they tapped AT&T to run the FirstNet program for them, signing a 25 year contract with them.
The FirstNet program uses Unlimited Data will NEVER be throttled. It also is always given immediate priority on the network should there be congestion. Furthermore, in the event of a catastrophic disaster (god forbid), even if everyone’s wireless connections are down, FirstNet will be up.
No, I don’t work for AT&T or FirstNet. I am a firefighter and was an early adopter of FirstNet. But I only learned this past week that even if you’re on the program, if you’re not utilizing a FirstNet SIM card or eSim, you won’t benefit from these technical advantages. I’m disappointed that AT&T’s phone staff wasn’t better prepared or educated about this, and I figured it out myself by chance.
ACE - Expert
2 months ago
When they first started this it was a mess now its more like it should be. But I agree in the beginning ATT reps had no clue what they were selling.
And for those who wish to know this is how firstnet works.