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T-Mobile Launches 5G for 200 Million Americans

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  1. F-22Raptor

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    T-Mobile turned on its low-band 5Gnetwork today, suddenly covering 200 million Americans with 5G service. The company's 600MHz "low-band" 5G will be the first to showcase an experience we'll soon be getting from AT&T and US Cellular, as well: 5G with a lot of range, but without the block-rocking speeds some 5G promoters have been pushing.

    "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," T-Mobile CEO John Legere said.


    T-Mobile's 5G map has very broad coverage, unlike Verizon and Sprint, which have so far focused their 5G in central cities. However, the company's 600MHz airwaves were previously held by TV stations, and they're still waiting for some of the TV stations to "repack" and get out of the way, said T-Mobile SVP of network technology Mark McDiarmid. That will delay launches in the Carolinas, Florida, and the San Francisco Bay Area, he said.

    The network will also be available to Metro by T-Mobile subscribers, which marks the first prepaid 5G offering in the US.

    While T-Mobile says it will introduce 15 new 5G-compatible phones in 2020, initially, two new phones will be able to hit T-Mobile's low-band 5G: the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G, available for $1,299.99, and the OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren, available for $899.99. Both are flagship-level Android phones. They're on pre-order now, with delivery dates of Dec. 6. We have a review of the non-5G version of the Note 10+; we will have a review of the McLaren soon.

    With 5G coverage, we anticipate that these phones will get up to 50Mbps better speeds than competing 4G phones in the same location. In our drive tests of Houston, Texas, earlier this year, for instance, we got about 50Mbps down on 4G. Low-band 5G could double that.

    https://www.pcmag.com/news/372239/t-mobile-launches-5g-for-200-million-americans
     
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    578. Not as good as other carriers
     
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