Thursday , September 24 2020

T-Mobile's 5G network goes live ahead of schedule – Engadget, Engadget


        

          

                                       

The network covers more than one million square miles, including many rural areas, and 200 million people. The “low-band” 5G won’t be as fast as the 5G we’ve seen from carriers likeSprintandVerizon(Engadget’s parent company), but it will have better range, so it shouldn’trun into problemslike not being able to travelthrough walls. It will be accessible to a lot more people, and T-Mobile says it willcost the sameas its LTE plans.

“While Dumb and Dumber focus on 5G for the (wealthy) Few, launching in just a handful of cities – and forcing customers into their most expensive plans to get 5G – we’re committed to building broad, deep nationwide 5G that people and businesses can access at no extra cost with the New T-Mobile … and today is just the start of that journey, “said T-Mobile CEO John Legere.

If the T-Mobile and Sprint merger closes, T-Mobile will add Sprint’s 5G spectrum (2.5 GHz). In that case, customers could see faster speeds, as well as improved range. “If the merger with Sprint closes, the New T-Mobile will be able to build on this foundation to deliver transformational broad and deep 5G for All,” Sprint said in a press release.

Of course, you’ll need a 5G-enabled phone to take advantage of the network. TheOnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLarenand theSamsung Galaxy Note 10 5Gare available for pre-order through T-Mobile today, and they’ll be available in T-Mobile stores on December 6. The company plans to launch 15 more 5G phones in 2020.                       

        

      

    

        

            

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