Tag Archives: 5G

T-Mobile completes 5G ‘layer cake’ in New York City with activation of 2.5GHz spectrum

After going live in Philadelphia last month, T-Mobile has now flipped the switch on its 2.5GHz 5G coverage in New York City. Neville Ray, T-Mobile’s president of technology, confirmed today that T-Mo has activated its 2.5GHz 5G in New York City. T-Mobile already had mmWave and 600MHz 5G live in NYC, and now that it’s merged with Sprint, it’s activated 5G on the 2.5GHz spectrum there, too. This means that T-Mobile customers in New York City … [read full article]

T-Mobile achieves standalone 5G world firsts ahead of launch later this year

T-Mobile has been placing a lot of focus on 5G over the past year, launching its mmWave coverage and then its nationwide 600MHz 5G network and now using Sprint’s 2.5GHz spectrum to augment its network. Now T-Mo is taking another step with 5G by achieving several 5G firsts. T-Mobile has partnered with companies like Cisco, Ericsson, MediaTek, Nokia, OnePlus, and Qualcomm to accomplish several standalone (SA) 5G world firsts. These include the first SA … [read full article]

T-Mobile to offer deals to owners of older Sprint 5G phones as it merges networks

We learned this week that T-Mobile has begun merging Sprint’s network with its own, with 2.5GHz 5G going live in Philadelphia and launching soon in New York City soon. As T-Mobile refarms Sprint’s 2.5GHz 5G to use for its own network, customers with Sprint’s older 5G phones from 2019 will lose 5G access, but T-Mobile is planning offers to help those people move to a new 5G phone. Sprint customers affected by this change will have … [read full article]

T-Mobile network begins combining with Sprint, 2.5GHz 5G goes live in Philadelphia

T-Mobile’s Neville Ray teased earlier this month that the carrier had begun deploying mid-band 5G spectrum the same day that the Sprint merger closed, and now that spectrum is officially live. T-Mo has confirmed that its mid-band 5G is now live in parts of Philadelphia, using 2.5GHz airwaves to give T-Mobile’s 5G improved depth and speed. T-Mobile’s Neville Ray says that he’s already seen peak speeds of 600Mbps in Philadelphia. Phones that can access this 2.5GHz-based … [read full article]

T-Mobile continues to maintain network and expand capacity despite coronavirus

T-Mobile and Sprint closed their merger a couple of weeks ago, but with the coronavirus pandemic, some folks might be worried that T-Mo’s network improvements may be delayed. T-Mobile says that that’s not the case. T-Mobile today said that its network build continues to be “on track” despite the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak thanks to its “heroic teams that are working so hard to keep pushing forward.” In its statement to FierceWireless, T-Mo added that it’s working … [read full article]

OnePlus 8 5G launching at T-Mobile on April 29th

Today the OnePlus 8 was officially revealed, and as expected, it’s coming to T-Mobile. The OnePlus 8 5G will launch at T-Mobile on April 29th. T-Mo isn’t ready to divulge pricing or promotion details quite, yet, but the carrier tells me that those details are “coming soon”. The phone that’s launching at T-Mobile is the OnePlus 8, which means the device features a 6.55-inch 2400×1080 AMOLED display with 90Hz refresh rate, Snapdragon 865 processor, 8GB of … [read full article]

T-Mobile 5G network expands to another 10 markets

It was only a few days ago that T-Mobile announed that its 5G network had expanded to 7 new markets, and now it’s been lit up in 10 more. T-Mobile has activated its 5G network in 10 new markets. They include places like Hood River, OR; Hatch, NM; Hampton, IA; and several more. Here’s the full list of newly-announced 5G locales: Cordes Lakes, AZ Ault, CO Bloomfield, IN Versailles, IN Hampton, IA Hatch, NM Four … [read full article]

T-Mobile 5G launches in seven more markets

T-Mobile has confirmed that its 5G coverage is now live in several more markets. T-Mo says that it recently flipped the switch on its 5G network in seven new markets. Those include Folly Beach, SC; Reynoldsville, PA; and Tallulah, LA. Here’s the full list of new 5G markets announced by T-Mobile recently: Folly Beach, SC Lonaconing, MD Old Fort, NC Reynoldsville, PA Mercersburg, PA Perryopolis, PA Tallulah, LA This coverage uses T-Mobile’s low-band 600MHz 5G, … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s 5G network goes live in Evansville, IN

T-Mobile announced earlier this week that it’s expanded 5G coverage to new cities like Twin Falls and Corvallis, and now it says that its 5G network has gone live in another market. T-Mobile 5G is now live in Evansville, IN. Coverage includes the downtown area, Bosse Field, the Mesker Park Zoo, and Botanic Garden, as well as surrounding areas like Solitude, Lynnville, and Owensboro, KY. This is an expansion of T-Mobile’s 600MHz low-band 5G network, … [read full article]

FCC 5G mmWave auction results show T-Mobile spent $873 million on spectrum licenses

The FCC today published the results of its 5G mmWave spectrum auction, and the results are a bit different than what some had predicted. Auction 103 saw the FCC offer a total of 3,400 megahertz of spectrum, which is the most spectrum ever offered in an auction. The airwaves up for auction were in the Upper 37GHz, 39GHz, and 47GHz bands. T-Mobile spent a total of $872.8 million in the auction and won 2,384 spectrum licenses … [read full article]