T-Mobile’s 5G network goes live ahead of schedule

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

A month ago, T-Mobile guaranteed its 5G system would go live in 5,000 urban areas and towns on December sixth – if its merger with Sprint experienced. That arrangement isn’t yet last, yet today, a couple of days in front of timetable, T-Mobile says it’s starting its across the country 5G organize. The catch is that, for the time being, T-Mobile is offering 600 MHz “low-band” 5G.

The system covers more than one million square miles, including numerous country territories, and 200 million individuals. The “low-band” 5G won’t be as quick as the 5G we’ve seen from transporters like Sprint and Verizon (Engadget’s parent organization), yet it will have better range, so it shouldn’t run into issues like not having the option to go through dividers. It will be available to significantly more individuals, and T-Mobile says it will cost equivalent to 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. The OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren and the Samsung Galaxy Note10+ 5G are 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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