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T-Mobile gives update on 2.5GHz 5G coverage as it seeks another 600MHz lease

There’s been a lot of focus on 5G this week after Apple introduced the first iPhone models that support 5G networks, and now we’re getting a bit of an update on T-Mobile’s plans. Speaking to CNBC following the reveal of the new iPhones, T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert confirmed that T-Mobile’s 5G network now covers a total of 260 million people. When T-Mo previously shared a figure for its 5G coverage last month, the network reached 250 … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Betty Crocker cook up a real 5G layer cake mix

T-Mobile often refers to its 5G network as a “layer cake” that’s made up of three different kinds of 5G to help give customers the best experience possible. Now T-Mo is taking that 5G “layer cake” and turning it into a literal cake. T-Mobile has teamed up with Betty Crocker to make a 5G layer cake mix. The T-Mobile x Better Crocker 5G Layer Cake mix is a limited edition and includes all the ingredients you … [read full article]

T-Mobile uses LG Velvet for new 5G carrier aggregation achievement

T-Mobile recently expanded its 2.5GHz 5G coverage to more than 120 additional cities, but that’s not all that T-Mo is doing to improve the 5G experience for its customers. Today T-Mobile confirmed that it has achieved the first ever standalone 5G New Radio Carrier Aggregation (NR CA) data call on a commercial device. In this test, T-Mobile used the LG Velvet 5G, which is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 1000C chip, along with 5G radio … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren receiving update with standalone 5G support

Another T-Mobile phone is now being updated to support standalone 5G. The OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren is receiving an update to version 10.0.39.HD61CB. This 190MB update brings support for T-Mobile standalone 5G, which launched last month and increased T-Mo’s overall 5G coverage by 30 percent. This changelog also mentions the August 2020 security patches, but those were included in the OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren update that was released one month ago. The final … [read full article]

T-Mobile 2.5GHz 5G is now live in 121 new cities

T-Mobile began September with a big expansion of its 2.5GHz 5G coverage, and now it’s ending the month by expanding that mid-band 5G to even more cities. T-Mobile’s 2.5GHz 5G coverage is now available in 121 new cities and towns across the US. This latest expansion brings the total number of T-Mobile 2.5GHz 5G cities to 210, and T-Mo promises that there will be “thousands more” coming by the end of 2020. Some of the cities … [read full article]

T-Mobile opens its first stores in Vermont and expands 5G coverage in the state

T-Mobile has some exciting news for its customers in Vermont this week, including the opening of its first two stores in the state plus some new 5G coverage. First up, T-Mobile opened its first two brick and mortar stores in the state of Vermont this week, creating more than a dozen new jobs. Both stores are open from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm Monday through Saturday and 11:00 am to 6:00 pm on Sunday. Here’s where … [read full article]

T-Mobile reminding some customers to use newer SIM card to access standalone 5G

Did you get a text message from T-Mobile telling you that you should swap your SIM card to get the best 5G experience? If so, you’re not alone. T-Mobile is sending texts to some customers this week to remind them that it’s a good idea to upgrade to the new SIM card that’s included when they buy a new device. The text includes a link to this web page explaining why you might need … [read full article]

T-Mobile teams up with Ericsson for new 2.5GHz 5G achievement

T-Mobile has been placing a focus on its 2.5GHz 5G rollout lately, with coverage recently expanding to 81 new cities and towns. And now T-Mo has announced a new achievement using 2.5GHz spectrum. T-Mobile teamed up with Ericsson to achieve a peak cell throughput of 5.6Gbps using a single 100MHz channel of 2.5GHz spectrum. The demonstration included a 16-layer multi-user multi-input multi-output (MU-MIMO) setup. In the test, T-Mobile connected eight OnePlus 8 5G phones to … [read full article]

T-Mobile turns on 600MHz and mmWave 5G at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas

T-Mobile today announced that its 5G is now available in a new location, but it’s not a city or town that’s getting access to T-Mo 5G for the first time. T-Mobile has turned on 5G at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Both 600MHz and mmWave 5G are live there, offering a mix of coverage and high speeds. T-Mo also touts that T-Mobile Arena is the first 5G-enabled venue owned by AEG in the world. … [read full article]

T-Mobile 2.5GHz 5G expands to 81 new cities across the US

Before today, T-Mobile’s 2.5GHz 5G was available in eight cities. Now that number is more than 80. T-Mo today announced that it’s turned on its 2.5GHz 5G in parts of 81 cities and towns across the US. This includes places like San Fernando, CA; Bangor, MI; Newberg, OR; Newport News, VA; and Snohomish, WA. The full list of cities where T-Mobile’s 2.5GHz 5G can now be found is available at the bottom of this … [read full article]