Metro by T-Mobile prepaid service will offer 5G in 2019


On the same day that its new branding and rate plans go live, Metro by T-Mobile is committing to 5G service.

Metro by T-Mobile will offer 5G service in 2019, which is when T-Mobile plans to begin launching 5G service and 5G smartphones. “When we talk about 5G for All, it’s not just nationwide 5G service but it’s all shades of T-Mobile, Magenta and Purple,” said T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray. “5G is going to be huge. It’ll transform the wireless experience. Metro by T-Mobile customers deserve access to the latest technology, and we’ll make sure they get it.”

T-Mobile has said that it plans to begin deploying 5G coverage in 30 U.S. cities in 2018, including New York City, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Las Vegas, with the goal of reaching nationwide 5G coverage in 2020. When it comes to 5G smartphones that you’ll use to actually get on that network, though, you’ll have to wait until sometime in 2019. T-Mo’s 5G service will utilize both 600MHz spectrum and millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum.

Source: T-Mobile

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  • riverhorse

    Where’s the beef-err phones?

    • PC_Tool

      I’m certain you read the article; but on the off chance you missed it:

      “When it comes to 5G smartphones that you’ll use to actually get on that network, though, you’ll have to wait until sometime in 2019.” :)

      It’s all good.

      I’m actually now considering holding off on any future phone purchases for the family until this new tech gets pushed out and tested a bit.

      • riverhorse

        It’s October, 5g getting tested already. And it’s months after any release announcement before we see the product.
        It’ll be a replay of 600mhz: save for a couple of the flagships supporting a lite version of it initially. Then months after 5g launched we’ll see a bunch of 5-5.5″,@720p, 16-32 & 2-3 gb, no NFC models. Over a year after 5g launch before a decent mid tier or budget flagship appears…
        I’m not holding off because it will likely be over a year, especially for non flagships– between higher mimo, laa, 5g update fixes.

        • PC_Tool

          We’ll see, I suppose.

          The only real reason I want an upgrade now is because the 6t will likely be a better dev phone than my current Pixel 2 XL, but it’s really not looking like the 6t is going to hit T-mobile at this point anyway.

          The P2XL should hold up just fine for another year…maybe more.

        • riverhorse

          That’s a big shame, I thought it was.
          You’re on point re dev availability. 3 of my last 4 phones were either not rootable, or barely so, with bugs remaining. Real tired of that gig.