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T-Mobile US launches 5G network

Monday 2 December 2019 | 17:22 CET | News

T-Mobile US said it lit up the country's first nationwide 5G network, covering more than 200 million people and more than 5,000 cities and towns all across the country. The 5G network covers more than 1 million square miles, much of that in rural America. T-Mobile is offering 600 MHz "low-band" 5G initially, but it may add Sprint's 5G spectrum (2.5 GHz) if the T-Mobile and Sprint merger closes.

 The operator's network was launched a few days of schedule. In November, T-Mobile announced it will launch its 5G network on 6 December if its merger with Sprint is finalised. 

Two new 5G smartphones, the exclusive OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren and the Samsung Galaxy Note10+ 5G, are available for pre-order at T-Mobile from 6 December. Both 5G smartphones tap into the operator’s 600 MHz 5G network where available and T-Mobile’s advanced nationwide LTE network elsewhere. Plus, both are ready to use Sprint’s 5G spectrum (2.5 GHz) when available if the merger closes. The company says it will offer 15 more 5G phones in 2020.

To celebrate the launch, customers can get the OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren at no extra cost with 24 bill credits when they switch to T-Mobile and trade in an eligible phone or get a Note10+ 5G at no additional cost with 36 bill credits when they buy another and add a line (two for new customers).

Metro by T-Mobile will launch a prepaid 5G service on 6 December, the company added.

T-Mobile published an interactive, zoomable 5G map at t-mobile.com/5Gmap, so customers can see exactly where they’ll get 5G coverage, down to their neighborhoods.



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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: OnePlus / Samsung / Sprint / T-Mobile US
Countries: United States
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