T-Mobile Turns on 5G

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T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) Monday lit up its nationwide 5G network, covering more than 200 million people and more than 5,000 cities and towns. The carrier says the launch makes T-Mobile the country’s biggest 5G network, covering more than 1 million square miles, much of that in rural America. If the merger with Sprint closes, the New T-Mobile will be able to build on this foundation to deliver broad and deep 5G for all, claims the carrier.

The company took a swipe at competitors AT&T and Verizon. “5G is here on a nationwide scale. This is a huge step towards 5G for all,” said T-Mobile CEO John Legere. “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.”  

T-Mobile has published an interactive, zoomable 5G map, so customers can see exactly where they’ll get 5G coverage, down to their neighborhoods. Two devices can receive 5G from T-Mobile now: the OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren and the Samsung Galaxy Note10+ 5G. T-Mobile plans to introduce 15 new 5G smartphones in 2020.

A futuristic, tongue-in-cheek video featuring T-Mobile President/COO Mike Sievert and President of Technology Neville Ray was unveiled along with the announcement.

December 3, 2019

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