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T-Mobile’s Neville Ray teases plans for 5G in 2021, including voice over 5G

With 2020 winding down, many folks are looking ahead to 2021 and what the next year might bring. And that includes Neville Ray, T-Mobile’s president of technology. Speaking today during the Oppenheimer 5G Summit, Ray talked a bit about some of his plans for the T-Mobile 5G network in 2021. He explained that there are a bunch of basic features and capabilities that T-Mo had with 4G LTE that it doesn’t yet have with 5G … [read full article]

T-Mobile invests in Drone Racing League to help develop 5G drone technology

T-Mobile announced today that it’s investing in the Drone Racing League to help develope 5G drone racing tech. The two companies are teaming up to create the first racing drones with 5G built in, including the creation of the first custom racing drones powered by T-Mobile 5G that’ll be used during the 2021 DRL Allianz World Championship Season T-Mo and the DRL say that they want to authentically build 5G-equipped drones into the sport of … [read full article]

T-Mobile launches its first 5G hotspot and plans with up to 100GB of data

T-Mobile today launched its first 5G mobile hotspot and aggressively priced data plans to go with it. The Inseego 5G MiFi M2000 is now available for $0 down and $14 per month for 24 months on an Equipment Installment Plan, or $336 full retail price. T-Mo is offering the M2000 for half off when you add a new line of service and buy the device on installments. The new hotspot device supports Wi-Fi 6 and can … [read full article]

T-Mobile expects majority of Sprint network shutdown will happen in 2022

One of the big questions people have had about T-Mobile following its acquisition of Sprint is when T-Mo is planning to shut down the old Sprint network. This week we got a bit more info on that matter. T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert says that the shut down of Sprint’s network will really get underway in 2022. Speaking at the UBS Global TMT Virtual Conference this week, Sievert said T-Mobile has already turned off Sprint’s network … [read full article]

T-Mobile calls out Verizon for its 5G speeds and coverage

T-Mobile has never been one to shy away from calling out its competition, and today the carrier decided to focus on Verizon and its recently launched 5G Nationwide network. Neville Ray, T-Mobile’s president of technology, explained today that in order to launch its 5G Nationwide network, Verizon is using Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS) technology to share the same spectrum for its 4G LTE and 5G networks. And while this enables it to expand its … [read full article]

T-Mobile and OnePlus launch digital challenge, prizes include $5,000 cash and 8T+ 5G

After teaming up to launch the OnePlus 8T+ 5G last month, T-Mobile and OnePlus are now coming together to give a bunch of 8T+ 5G phones away. Today T-Mobile and OnePlus kicked off a contest that highlights the OnePlus 8T+ 5G and T-Mo’s 5G coverage. It runs from November 12 through November 19 and tasks you with finding three OnePlus pop-up stores located somewhere in the U.S. and covered by the T-Mobile 5G network. Find … [read full article]

T-Mobile told to modify post-merger 5G network claims by ad group

When T-Mobile finally completed its merger with Sprint, it made commitments for things like “building the world’s best broad and deep nationwide 5G network.” It turns out that another major US carrier took issue with some of T-Mo’s pledges. The National Advertising Division has weighed in on several claims made by T-Mobile about its post-merger network benefits that were challeneged by Verizon. The NAD, a self-regulatory group that’s part of BBB National Programs, found that some … [read full article]

T-Mobile activates mid-band 5G in nearly 200 new cities and towns

One month after T-Mobile launched mid-band 2.5GHz 5G in more than 120 new cities, it’s expanding that 5G coverage again. T-Mo today activated its mid-band 5G in nearly 200 additional cities and towns. This means that T-Mobile has nearly doubled its mid-band 5G coverage in one month, now reaching a total of nearly 410 cities across the US. Some of the cities getting new mid-band 2.5GHz 5G today include New Haven, CT; Schaumburg, IL: Hoboken, NJ; … [read full article]

T-Mobile Ventures investment fund launches to help develop new 5G products and services

In addition to helping make your downloads faster, T-Mobile has regularly touted that 5G could help lead to a more connected world and bring new innovations to market. Now T-Mo is taking another step to help those innovations along. T-Mobile Ventures is a new investment fund that’s meant to help early and emerging companies develop 5G products and services for T-Mo’s network. T-Mobile is working with venture capital firm to help manage this fund. With … [read full article]

T-Mobile has best 5G availability of major US carriers in new Ookla report

T-Mobile launched nationwide coverage for its 5G network late last year, and since then it’s been busy expanding that reach with more 600MHz and 2.5GHz spectrum. A new report says that T-Mobile’s effort to grow its 5G coverage is paying off. Today Ookla released its report on the state of US mobile networks as of Q3 2020, and it found that T-Mobile customers spend the most time on a 5G signal of any major US carrier. T-Mo … [read full article]