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Technology T-Mobile launches its nationwide 5G network that you can’t use until Friday, at the earliest

04:45  03 december  2019
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The OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition is T-Mobile’s second 5G phone

  The OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition is T-Mobile’s second 5G phone Pricing and availability are yet to be announcedThe McLaren Edition of the phone is similar to the standard 7T Pro model, but it features an orange-and-black color scheme and increases the amount of RAM from 8GB to 12GB. It’s available as a 4G-only model outside of the US, while T-Mobile’s version will support both 4G and 5G.

T - Mobile isn' t officially launching its nationwide 5 G network for consumers until this Friday , December 6th. But today, the carrier announced that it has flicked the switch turning on 5 G signals covering more than 200 million Americans, 5,000 cities and towns and 1 million square miles.

AT& T launched its mobile 5 G network to parts of 12 large and mid-sized cities in 2018, but only with a mobile hotspot. It will increase its coverage to T - Mobile ’s nationwide 5 G coverage hinges on this merger, which will combine both networks to create the nation ’s second-largest carrier, simply

T-Mobile kicked off the week with a milestone achievement, becoming the first US carrier to claim to have launched a nationwide 5G network that T-Mobile says covers an estimated 200 million people. According to a coverage map T-Mobile shared Monday as part of its announcement, the new network utilizing 600 MHz spectrum from T-Mobile encompasses more than 60% of the US population across more than 1 million square miles, much of which would cover rural America.

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What T-Mobile’s announcement leaves out — the carrier won’t begin selling phones that support that network until Friday, when the OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren Edition ($899.99) and the Galaxy Note 10+ 5G ($1,299.99) will both go on sale for T-Mobile customers.

T-Mobile’s nationwide 600 MHz 5G network will launch on December 6th

  T-Mobile’s nationwide 600 MHz 5G network will launch on December 6th Joining the company’s existing short-range mmWave networkT-Mobile has also started rolling out its 5G network on a smaller scale with faster (but short-range) mmWave technology in a few cities, similar to Verizon. The 600 MHz half of the network looks to help make up for the shortcomings of mmWave networks, like the short range and difficulties of getting signals into buildings.

T - Mobile will launch its 5 G network this year, but the company's plans are shaping up to be different than those of its rivals. 7: T - Mobile says its nationwide 5 G network launches on Dec. T - Mobile actually has some 5 G coverage right now, using the millimeter-wave technology.

T - Mobile launched its 5 G network using mmWave, but is also now testing its low-band (600 MHz) spectrum to build out its 5 G network . And the improvements carriers are making to their networks to prepare for a nationwide 5 G rollout will make 4G better, too.

Of course, this is a T-Mobile announcement, which means that most of the bullet points in the press release also take shots at rivals like Verizon (Like here — “T-Mobile’s 5G goes through walls. Verizon’s 5G gets blocked by things like walls, windows, and leaves.” Also, here — “Verizon and AT&T (5G) only work in parts of some cities and won’t say how many square miles (yards? feet?) they cover.” ). If you’re so intrigued, meanwhile, you can head over to to check out an interactive, zoomable coverage map to see down to the neighborhood-level who will get 5G coverage, and where.

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“At T-Mobile, we built 5G that works for more people in more places, and this is just the start,” T-Mobile President of Technology Neville Ray said in a statement about the launch. “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.”

T-Mobile teases $15 5G plan and other post-merger initiatives

  T-Mobile teases $15 5G plan and other post-merger initiatives When, and if, it launches its 5G network on December 6th, T-Mobile will offer a new $15 per month prepaid 5G plan to customers. The plan will include a 2GB per month data allowance, in addition to unlimited talk and text. At $15, the plan is half the price of T-Mobile's current cheapest plan. For $25 per month, customers can upgrade to a plan with 5GB of monthly data. Additionally, T-Mobile says it will add 500MB of data to both plans every year for up to five years.At first glance, the two rate plans seem like a great offer, but there are a couple of things to keep in mind.

T - Mobile today announced that its 600MHz 5 G network has gone live across the United States, bringing 5 G From T - Mobile CEO John Legere: " 5 G is here on a nationwide scale. T - Mobile says that its 5 G network goes "far beyond the limitations" of 5 G networks from other carriers, bringing 5 G

To start, T - Mobile says that its 5 G network covers 60% of the US population, including 200 million Since we’re at launch , you can get the OnePlus 7 T Pro for free if you switch over to T - Mobile . T - Mobile expects to have 15 new 5 G phones next year at varying price points. To get started with

Monday’s announcement doesn’t get into specifics on the actual speeds you’ll be able to enjoy with the new network. And not only that, performance will also seemingly vary by location — a T-Mobile spokesman told The Verge that in some places, 600 MHz 5G “will be a lot faster than LTE. In others, customers won’t see as much difference.”

T-Mobile says that both of the 5G phones we mentioned above which launch at the end of this week will be able to tap into the new 5G network where available and will work on T-Mobile’s nationwide LTE network everywhere else. Additionally, if the carrier’s merger with Sprint closes, both phones are also ready to support Sprint’s 5G spectrum where available.

To celebrate the 5G network launch, T-Mobile is offering the following deal: Customers can get the OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren for free with 24 bill credits when they switch to T-Mobile and trade in an eligible phone. Alternatively, they can get a Note10+ 5G for free with 24 bill credits when they buy another and add a line (two lines for new customers).

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T-Mobile's 5G network goes live ahead of schedule .
Last month, T-Mobile promised its 5G network would go live in 5,000 cities and towns on December 6th -- if its merger with Sprint went through. That deal is not yet final, but today, a few days ahead of schedule, T-Mobile says it's launching its nationwide 5G network. The catch is that, for now, T-Mobile is offering 600 MHz "low-band" 5G. The network covers more than one million square miles, including many rural areas, and 200 million people. The "low-band" 5G won't be as fast as the 5G we've seen from carriers like Sprint and Verizon (Engadget's parent company), but it will have better range, so it shouldn't run into problems like not being able to travel through walls

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