T-Mobile launches its 5G network on December 6th2019-11-07 18:22 by Daniela
Tags: T-Mobile, 5G
In a recent "UnCarrier" announcement, T-Mobile CEO John Legere has announced a huge sack of presents for American wireless consumers if T-Mobile-Sprint merger comes true.
A new T-Mobile Connect wireless plan would be the cheapest plan the carrier offers - at half the cost of T-Mobile's current cheapest plan: $15 per month for unlimited talk, text, and 2GB of data. The catch? T-Mobile is only planning to offer the deal if its planned Sprint deal goes though.
That price includes access to 5G data. There's also a $25-per-month plan that offers 5GB of data. Use up that allotment, though, and you'll need to pay for more (instead of getting dropped down to slower speeds, which is what happens on the "unlimited" plans).
Among the other benefits that the company promises are:
* 10 years of free 5G for all police, fire, emergency medical services and other first responders countrywide;
T-Mobile has also announced that its 600MHz low-band 5G network will launch on Dec. 6, potentially covering 200 million people. It does so by adding 5G capabilities to T-Mobile's existing mid-band 4G cell sites, so the coverage will initially be quite similar to T-Mobile's mid-band 4G coverage.
T-Mobile's 5G network will start with two primary devices: Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G and OnePlus 7 Pro 5G. Both phones will be able to access T-Mobile's low-band network, and they'll be able to use Sprint's mid-band spectrum if the carriers merge. They can't, however, access the high-band millimeter-wave network T-Mobile currently has installed in six cities, making that network look a bit orphaned for a while.
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