Previous month, T-Mobile committed its 5G network might go live in 5,000 towns and cities this month. And this was applicable if its merger with Sprint was successful. That agreement is not yet locked, but this week, a few days before schedule, T-Mobile claims it is rolling out its countrywide 5G network. The catch is that, currently, T-Mobile is providing “low-band” 600 MHz 5G.
The network wraps over a million square miles, comprising a number of rural regions, and 200 Million users. The “low-band” 5G will not be as quick as the 5G we have witnessed from suppliers such as Verizon and Sprint, but it will have enhanced range, so it should not run into issues such as not being capable of travelling via walls. It will be available to a lot more users, and T-Mobile claims it will have the same price tag as its LTE plans.
If the Sprint and T-Mobile merger locks, T-Mobile will include 5G spectrum of Sprint (2.5 GHz). In that instance, users can see quicker speeds, along with enhanced range. “If the amalgamation with Sprint locks, the New T-Mobile will be capable of building on this groundwork to offer transformational deep and broad 5G for all, Sprint claimed to the media in an interview.
Certainly, you will require a 5G-based handset to take benefit of the network. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G and the OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren are accessible for pre-order this week via T-Mobile, and they will be accessible in T-Mobile shops this week. The firm aims to roll out 15 more 5G handsets next year.
On a related note, earlier Oppo teased its Reno3 Pro 5G that follows its custom of making very thin handsets. But, the image is cropped on the left end, indicating it can have a corner camera with hole punch mechanism similar to the Samsung Galaxy S10.