T-Mobile will be jumping on the 5G bandwagon, A new T-Mobile 5G network will be coming to six cities across the U.S. with the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G.
The six cities include New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Dallas, Cleveland, and Atlanta.
T-Mobile has provided us with coverage maps to let us know exactly where the 5G service will be available. T-Mobile is being more transparent and honest about millimeter-wave than that of its competitors.
Verizon and AT&T have not been as transparent thus far because they have not shared the extent of their 5G buildout thus far.
T-Mobile will be launching a short-range 5G network on Friday, June 28 with coverage maps that will show the extent of their 5G infrastructure.
When the 5G network arrives in the cities mentioned above the only phone that will be available is the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G which has a hefty price tag of $1,299.99.
T-Mobile has stated that it will not alter the service plans of its customers. This means that hotspot allotments and deprioritization thresholds will remain the same as it is on the 4G network.
Verizon and AT&T’s 5G services focus on the millimeter-wave. However, T-Mobile owns less millimeter-wave spectrum, in fewer places.
Light Reading states that T-Mobile owns an average of 200MHz across 10 major cities. While Verizon and AT&T have 400MHz-800MHz bandwidths nationally.
T-Mobile has been primarily focusing on promoting its nationwide 5G service which will have better coverage and rely on a lower-band spectrum.
However, no 5G smartphones will be available for this until later this year. The lower-band-spectrum means less speed than that of Verizon and AT&T.
The T-Mobile 5G service is a bit unique because T-Mobile claims that it will be combining the LTE and millimeter-wave signals to reach higher speeds.
Verizon and AT&T have also spoken about doing this but neither of them has implemented it thus far.
T-Mobile has been trying to merge with Sprint. Sprint launched its 5G network a few weeks ago.
But the Sprint 5G network uses mid-band spectrum, so the speeds are between low-band and millimeter wave.
There are 14 states which are trying to prevent the merger from happening, the court date for the trial has been scheduled for October.