Helium Mobile AMA Recap
This is a high level recap from the Helium Mobile Twitter AMA with Boris Renski. Topics and Questions were brought up by the community; we've summarized them here for your convenience.
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Will we be able to use our own Helium 5G Coverage at no cost?
- Lots of requests for this feature
- It was originally on roadmap, got pushed back for Helium Mobile, but now is becoming a high priority again
- Radio deployers will be able to purchase SIMs that will work only with their radios which don’t earn MOBILE token.
- This essentially allows radio deployers to offer services that use their radios outside of the MOBILE network.
3 Data Plans to start
- Plan Details
- Entry Level Plan (Data Only Plan - 1GB): $5
- Mid Tier Plan (Voice + 5G Data): Price TBD
- Unlimited Plan (Unlimited Data + Voice): Price TBD
- All these plans will have Token Incentivations of some sort for the user
When will mappers be available?
- Will be available probably when HNT goes onto Solana
- Mappers Will Use LoRawan to show performance of the 5G small cells.
- Mappers are ready now. Waiting on Helium Foundation
- Phone will be mapping on top of the SPOT Mappers from (ESIMS)
- Currently, carriers use 3rd party companies to collect data and information about their coverage. (They are charged a lot to do this)
Other service providers on Helium 5G?
- Nova will be the first service provider (proof of concept) to use the Helium 5G network
- Service Providers will get minted tokens (see Hip53 for more details on service providers)
- Can help acquire and reward subscribers for different behaviors
(useful subscriber behaviors)
What are the advantages for Helium 5G vs others?
- Hard to compare apples to oranges
- Helium used to offload our Helium 5G Mobile Users with the small cells.
- Pool of Rewards for Operators (Proof of Coverage)
- Better Data/Voice Prices + Token Incentives for the user
- New ways to incentivize various parties of the network
Can Magma Scale? How has Magma been working for the deployment of Helium 5G?
- Currently there are about 6K radios on Magma
- Magma can scale with Helium 5G deployments
- Magma continues to be improved upon to meet the needs of all the networks
- Magma is supported by Linux Foundation and utilized by organizations around the world
Earn rewards while providing coverage!
This bundle is ideal small indoor/outdoor spaces like restaurants with a patio. This bundle features:
- 1 x Baicells NOVA 430H - Pre-provisioned with FreedomFi Firmware
- 1 x FreedomFi Gateway
- 1 x Year FreedomFi Support and SAS fees
- 1 x Parley Labs 3 dBi LoRaWAN Antenna
- 1 x Parley Labs Low Loss 200 15ft N-Female to RP-SMA Male Cable