Today T-Mobile announced that not only will their 5G network go live on December 6th, 2019 but they will also offer a 5G prepaid service. Metro by T-Mobile will be the first to offer a prepaid 5G service. T-Mobile says its new 5G network will cover over 200 million Americans when it goes live on December 6th, 2019. You can find T-Mobile’s 5G coverage map HERE.
“5G is here on a nationwide scale. This is a HUGE step towards 5G for All,” said John Legere, CEO of T-Mobile. “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.”
“The carriers have been over-hyping 5G for years now, setting expectations beyond what they can deliver. When Verizon says #5GBuiltRight, they must mean sparse, expensive and limited to outdoors only,” said Neville Ray, T-Mobile President of Technology. “Meanwhile at T-Mobile, we built 5G that works for more people in more places, and this is just the start. With the New T-Mobile, we’ll see 5G speeds follow the same path as LTE, increasing exponentially over time. Plus, real broad and deep 5G will unleash whole new categories of innovation that will touch almost every area of the economy. The 5G future is bright, and it starts today.”
T-Mobile says the 5G network will be built on the 600 MHz that will become the foundation for broad and deep 5G networks. This news comes as a growing number of companies start rolling out 5G including AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint. For now, this network seems to be focused on mobile internet but T-Mobile has announced plans to build a 5G home internet service that will take on traditional home internet providers like cable and DSL.
T-Mobile customers will be able to access the new 5G network with the OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren and the Samsung Galaxy Note10+ 5G. Both are available for preorder starting today, and in T-Mobile stores on December 6, 2019.
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