Mobile touts "nationwide 5G" that fails to cover 130 million Americans

Yolanda Curtis
December 3, 2019

There's also the OnePlus 7 Pro, and the OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren Edition and the Samsung Galaxy Note10+. It's expected to enable mobile operators to beef up unlimited plans for video streaming, make mobile gaming akin to console gaming and help accelerate the roll out of self-driving cars.

We are apprehensive about the speed benefits 600MHz 5G will offer.

The device will set you back $899 on T-Mobile, or $37.50 for 24 months. But they do travel farther and deliver indoor coverage. Thankfully, we don't have to wait much longer to see how the new 600MHz 5G will fare against LTE. It is worth noting that T-Mobile has been tight-lipped about the speeds since the beginning.

Sprint, which has proposed merging with T-Mobile, is rolling out 5G in the mid-band, 2.5 gigahertz range, which also provides better coverage but slower speeds than millimeter wave. It's not available in a pocket of coastal North County.

While Sprint's and Verizon's 5G networks are available in select cities, with coverage further limited by the employed spectrum's ability to penetrate buildings (a weakness we experienced in our testing, especially with Verizon), T-Mobile claims its 5G network now covers one million square miles and 60% of the USA population.

It added that it will improve and expand its 5G network if it completes a planned merger with rival Sprint, a deal approved by USA regulators but facing a court challenge by several U.S. states. "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" said T-Mobile CEO John Legere.

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