T-Mobile previously said that a national 5G coverage would go live on Dec 6th, though it looks like T-Mo usually couldn’t wait until afterwards to flip a switch.
T-Mobile’s national 5G network is now live. This coverage uses 600MHz low-band spectrum and covers 200 million people and some-more than 5,000 cities and towns. You can perspective T-Mo’s 5G coverage map below, with an interactive and zoomable chronicle available right here.
T-Mobile’s 5G coverage is accessible to everyone on T-Mo, including postpaid and prepaid customers, and it doesn’t cost anything additional to access. Metro by T-Mobile business will be removing entrance to T-Mo’s new 5G network, too. Prepaid 5G on Metro will go live on Dec 6th.
In sequence to entrance this 5G coverage, you’ll need possibly a OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren Edition or Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G. You can pre-order both phones right now, and they’ll launch in T-Mobile stores on Dec 6th. The OnePlus 7T Pro 5G is labelled during $37.50 per month for 24 months or $899.99 full retail, while a Note 10+ 5G is $36.12 per month for 36 months or $1,299.99 full retail.
T-Mo is also rising special deals for both of a 5G phones. Customers who switch to T-Mobile and trade in a subordinate device can get a OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren Edition for giveaway with 24 monthly check credits. Here are a inclination authorised for trade-in with this offer:
iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy S10, Samsung Galaxy S10e, Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, Samsung Galaxy S9, Samsung Galaxy Note 10, Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Google Pixel 3, Google Pixel 3 XL, OnePlus 7 Pro, LG G8 ThinQ
If you’re already a T-Mo customer, we can get adult to $300 off a OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren Edition when we trade in a subordinate device. You’ll get trade-in credit formed on a satisfactory marketplace value of your device and a change of a promo value around a practical prepaid present card.
Customers who buy a Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G can get a second one for giveaway when they buy a second Note 10+ 5G and supplement a line. T-Mo will cover a cost of your second Note 10+ 5G with 36 monthly check credits.
T-Mobile also tells PCMag that it skeleton to launch 15 new 5G-compatible phones in 2020, so if these OnePlus and Samsung models don’t interest to you, afterwards we should have copiousness of options subsequent year.
One thing to be wakeful of is that a 5G that’s rising currently is opposite than a 5G that T-Mobile deployed in 6 cities progressing this year. That coverage is formed on millimeter call (mmWave) spectrum and is usually concordant with a Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, that doesn’t support a 600MHz-based 5G that T-Mo is rising today. The OnePlus 7T Pro 5G and Note 10+ 5G do not support T-Mobile’s mmWave-based 5G. T-Mobile has told PCMag that a initial inclination that support all 3 “layers” of 5G — low-band, mid-band, and mmWave — are approaching to arrive “in a Q1 timeframe”.
After a smaller mmWave-based 5G launch progressing this year, it’s sparkling to see T-Mobile’s 5G going live in some-more than 5,000 cities and towns. While a speeds on this low-band 5G network expected won’t be as quick as those on a mmWave 5G, they should give we a small boost over 4G LTE, generally right now when there won’t be many people regulating a 5G airwaves. And while a 5G network is still young, T-Mo will be improving and expanding it in a entrance years. For example, as a 600MHz spectrum formerly used for TV gets repacked, T-Mo can use those airwaves to grow a strech of a network.
Now that T-Mobile’s low-band 5G is live and we’ve got pricing and launch info for a initial dual phones, are we going to pierce to 5G?
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