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Sprint lights up True Mobile 5G in Chicago

Friday 12 July 2019 | 12:00 CET | News

Sprint’s on-the-go customers can now experience True Mobile 5G across the heart of Chicago. Samsung Electronics America and Samsung Networks are providing the foundation of the network with Massive MIMO technology that improves network capacity. In Chicago, Sprint is using 64T64R (64 transmitters 64 receivers) 5G Massive MIMO radios from Samsung Networks.

These radios support a feature called split-mode that enables Sprint to simultaneously deliver LTE Advanced and 5G New Radio (NR) service. Sprint’s 5G Massive MIMO radios run on its 2.5 GHz mid-band spectrum, and they are deployed on Sprint’s existing 4G cell sites, providing a nearly identical footprint for both 2.5 GHz LTE and 5G NR coverage.

Chicago is one of nine markets where Sprint is launching True Mobile 5G. In addition to the Windy City, Sprint 5G is currently available in areas of Atlanta, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and Kansas City and the company is expected to launch service in areas of Los Angeles, New York City, Phoenix and Washington, D.C. in the coming weeks.

Sprint’s True Mobile 5G network will cover approximately 2,100 square miles and 11 million people total across all 9 market areas, giving Sprint the largest initial 5G coverage footprint in the US.

True Mobile 5G from Sprint is available from the historic IL-64 in the north to Stevenson Expressway in the south, and as far as California Avenue in the west to the periphery of Lake Michigan in the east. Sprint 5G covers popular destinations such as Magnificent Mile, River North, Millennium Park, River Front, The Loop and Grant Park, as well as the neighborhoods of Gold Coast, Old Town, West Loop, Ukrainian Village, Medical Village, University of Illinois at Chicago, South Loop and more.

The latest iconic 5G devices

Sprint is building one of the largest 5G device portfolios in the US to give customers more choice in how they access 5G. Sprint has already launched three powerful devices enabling customers to experience 5G mobility and blazing-fast speeds: LG V50 ThinQ 5G, HTC 5G Hub, and Samsung Galaxy S10 5G. These devices are powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon Mobile Platform using the Snapdragon X50 5G modem with integrated transceiver and Qualcomm Technologies’ RF Front-End solutions.

With Sprint’s limited time pricing, LG V50 ThinQ 5G is just USD 24 per month with USD 0 down with Sprint Flex lease – that’s half off the lease price. For a limited time, HTC 5G Hub is USD 12.50 per month – that’s a savings of 50 percent. For a limited time, customers save USD 250 when leasing the Galaxy S10 5G. Then customers pay USD 40.28 per month with USD 0 down for the phone.

Beginning 12 July, LG V50 ThinQ 5G, HTC 5G Hub and Samsung Galaxy S10 5G will be available in selected Sprint retail stores in Chicago. In addition to selected retail stores, customers in all Sprint 5G markets can also order 5G-capable products by visiting www.sprint.com or calling 1-800-Sprint1. Sprint will expand LG V50 ThinQ 5G and Samsung Galaxy S10 5G availability nationwide to Sprint stores beginning on 19 July.



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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Samsung Networks / Sprint
Countries: United States
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