Tag Archives: 5G

T-Mobile confirms that it’s deactivated Sprint’s 2.5GHz 5G coverage

T-Mobile has been busy lighting up its 2.5GHz 5G, activating it in a few new major new cities this week. And now T-Mo has confirmed that it’s taken another step toward rolling out that mid-band 5G coverage. T-Mobile has deactivated Sprint’s 2.5 GHz 5G service so that it can refarm that spectrum for use on its own network. T-Mo confirmed the move to Fierce Wireless, adding that Sprint customers with a Galaxy S20 5G do have … [read full article]

T-Mobile achieves world’s farthest 5G connection

After achieving a few notable 5G firsts with OnePlus and Ericsson back in May, T-Mobile this week revealed that they’ve performed another successful 5G feat. Neville Ray, T-Mobile’s president of technology, revealed this week that a T-Mo test achieved the world’s farthest 5G connection. T-Mobile, Ericsson, and OnePlus teamed up to complete a 5G connection that stretched 60 miles from the base station. No other details about the test were given, so it’s not known what kind of … [read full article]

T-Mobile activates 2.5GHz 5G in three more cities

T-Mobile has officially flipped the switch on 2.5GHz 5G in three more major US cities. T-Mo confirmed today that its 2.5GHz 5G is now live in parts of Chicago, IL; Houston, TX; and Los Angeles, CA. There are now 5 cities with T-Mobile’s mid-band 5G, with T-Mo previously having deployed 2.5GHz 5G in Phildadelphia, PA and New York, NY. Unfortunately, T-Mobile doesn’t yet have maps showing exactly where in Chicago, Houston, and Los Angeles its 2.5GHz … [read full article]

T-Mobile wins 5G availability award in new report on 5G networks in the US

T-Mobile recently touted that its 5G network covers nearly 6,000 cities and towns, and so it should come as no surprise that in a new report on 5G networks in the US, T-Mo came out on top for availability. Opensignal today released its 5G User Experience Report for the US, which marks the first time that the group has handed out awards for 5G coverage in the US. T-Mobile took home the 5G Availability award, with … [read full article]

T-Mobile wants California PUC to ease some requirements related to Sprint merger

Getting approval for their merger from the California Public Utilities Commission was one of the last hurdles T-Mobile and Sprint had to clear for their deal to get done earlier this year. The CPUC did eventually green light the deal with several conditions attached, but now T-Mo wants some of those requirements to be eased up. Today T-Mobile sent a letter to the CPUC asking it to relax three of the conditions tied to its … [read full article]

Neville Ray talks T-Mobile 5G and his network playbook

Neville Ray appeared on a Wells Fargo Virtual 5G Forum this week took the opportunity to talk a bit about T-Mobile’s network. First up, T-Mobile’s president of technology unsurprisingly touched a bit more on the major outage that T-Mo suffered this week. Ray reaffirmed that it was triggered by a fiber outage that then was compounted by a couple other issues, resulting in capacity issues in the core architecture that stopped phones from completing VoLTE calls. … [read full article]

Samsung Galaxy A71 5G coming to T-Mobile with half-off deal, also launching at Sprint

T-Mobile’s lineup of 5G phones is growing again this week, and this new model is the lowest-cost 5G handset to come to T-Mo yet. The Samsung Galaxy A71 5G will be available at T-Mobile and Sprint this Friday, June 19. T-Mobile customers can get it for $0 down and $25 per month for 24 months on an Equipment Installment Plan, which works out to a full price of $600. Customers who add a new line … [read full article]

T-Mobile customers now get 5G access in all 50 states

T-Mobile has been touting its 5G network as being “nationwide” ever since its low-band 5G coverage launched late last year, but T-Mo customers haven’t had access to 5G in every US state. That changes today. T-Mobile has struck a roaming agreement with the carrier GCI in Alaska that’ll give T-Mo customers the ability to roam on GCI’s 5G network in Anchorage, AK. T-Mobile touts that this makes it “the first and only wireless provider to offer 5G … [read full article]

New report details how Sprint’s 2.5GHz spectrum is improving T-Mobile 5G

We already know that the 2.5GHz spectrum that T-Mobile gained as part of its merger with Sprint is having a positive effect on T-Mo’s 5G network, because we saw last week that some speed tests in New York City were breaking the 1Gbps barrier. But today a new report has come out that sheds a bit more light on the impact Sprint’s 2.5GHz airwaves are having. In Philadelphia, Ookla Speedtest’s Milan Milanovic found that 5G download … [read full article]

T-Mobile OnePlus 8 5G update rolling out with 5G support on additional bands

OnePlus 8 owners, T-Mobile is now pushing a software update your way! This new update is version 10.5.8.IN55CB and it brings with it a couple of notable improvements. They include 5G support for bands 2 and 66, which are in addition to the support for 5G on bands 71, 41, and 5 that the OnePlus 8 5G already had on T-Mobile. The update’s changelog also mentions the addition of Google Live Caption. This is … [read full article]