T-Mobile has lit up the country’s first nationwide 5G network, covering more than 200 million people and more than 5,000 cities and towns all across the country.
The launch immediately catapults T-Mobile into the leadership position as the country’s biggest 5G network, covering more than 1 million square miles, much of that in rural America.
Two new 5G superphones, the exclusive OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren and the Samsung Galaxy Note10+ 5G, are available for pre-order at www.t-mobile.com and in T-Mobile stores on December 6.
“5G is here on a nationwide scale. This is a HUGE step towards 5G for All,” said John Legere, CEO, T-Mobile.
“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,” added Legere.
“The carriers have been over-hyping 5G for years now, setting expectations beyond what they can deliver. When Verizon says #5GBuiltRight, they must mean sparse, expensive and limited to outdoors only,” said Neville Ray, T-Mobile President of Technology.
T-Mobile is starting by building a 5G foundation with broad nationwide access for more people in more places. Together with Sprint, the New T-Mobile will have the ability to complete the picture, adding critical depth with mid-band spectrum for broad coverage and performance as well as millimeter wave spectrum for hotspot-like coverage in dense urban areas. Only this combination will deliver a 5G network with both breadth and depth, something the carriers simply cannot do as quickly.