T-Mobile launches national network 5G that you will not be able to use until Friday, at the earliest - BGR

T-Mobile kicked off the week with a milestone. It became the first US operator to claim to have launched a national 5G network that T-Mobile indicates that covers about 200 million people. According to a cover map released Monday by T-Mobile as part of its announcement, the new network using T-Mobile's 600 MHz spectrum encompasses more than 60% of the US population over one million square miles, including much of it would cover rural areas.

What the T-Mobile ad does not announce - the carrier will only begin to sell phones supporting this network on Friday, while the OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren Edition (899,99 $) and the Galaxy Note 10 + 5G ( 1 299,99 $) both are on sale for T-Mobile customers.

Of course, this is a T-Mobile ad, which means that most bullet points of the press release also take pictures of rivals like Verizon (Like here - "T- The Mobile 5G Pass through the walls, the Verizon 5G being blocked by obstacles such as walls, windows, and leaves. "Also, here -" Verizon and AT & T (5G) only work in some cities and do not specify how many? feet?) they cover. "). Meanwhile, if you're intrigued, go to www.t-mobile.com/5Gmap to view an interactive and zoomable coverage map to see up to the neighborhood level that will receive 5G coverage, and where.

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"At T-Mobile, we built the 5G technology that works for more people in more places, and this is just the beginning," said Neville Ray, President of Technology at T-Mobile, in a communicated. "With the new T-Mobile, we'll see 5G speeds follow the same path as LTE, increasing exponentially over time. In addition, a broad and deep 5G will create new categories of innovation that will affect almost every sector of the economy. "

Monday's announcement does not go into details about the actual speeds you can use with the new network. And not only that, performances will also seem to vary by location - a T-Mobile spokesman told The Verge that in some places the frequency 5G 600 MHz "will be much faster than the LTE. In others, customers will not see as much difference. "

T-Mobile says the two aforementioned 5G phones launched at the end of this week will be able to operate the new 5G network, if any, and work on T-Mobile's national LTE network anywhere else. In addition, if the merger of the carrier and Sprint ends, both phones are also ready to support Sprint's 5G spectrum, if applicable.

To celebrate the launch of the 5G network, T-Mobile offers the following offer: Customers can get the OnePlus 7T Pro 5G. McLaren for free with 24 credit notes when they switch to T-Mobile and exchange an eligible phone. They can also get a free Note10 + 5G ticket with 24 credits when they buy another one and add a line (two lines for new customers).

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