Tag Archives: Standalone 5G

T-Mobile’s C-Band auction win further solidifies company as 5G leader

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In the midst of a pandemic, T-Mobile has chosen to invest over $9.3 billion in the recently conducted C-Band auction by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). As a result, the company has been able to acquire additional mid-spectrum that can further their 5G leadership in the country.  Today, T-Mobile’s 5G network covers 287 million people with Extended Range 5G and 125 million people with Ultra Capacity 5G. Their goal is to cover 200 million people with Ultra … [read full article]

T-Mobile standalone 5G improved coverage in rural areas

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Early in February, T-Mobile revealed its numbers and how it managed to get its best year despite an ongoing pandemic. Part of the reasons for its success in 2020 is the fact that the company was able to launch low-band, standalone 5G that helped them expand their rural coverage. By switching this network on, the company was able to expand its 5G coverage by 30 percent.  According to T-Mobile’s claims, its 5G signal already covers almost … [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 Galaxy Note 20 update adds standalone 5G support as other Samsung, OnePlus, LG updates hit

T-Mobile’s got several software updates rolling out as we head into the weekend, including new Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra releases that should make owners of those Samsung flagships pretty happy. T-Mobile has begun pushing an update to the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra that includes support for standalone 5G. T-Mo’s Des Smith confirmed this update today, saying that it also includes security patches and bug fixes. PSA (Public Software Announcement): … [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’s Galaxy A71 5G getting new update that adds standalone 5G support

A couple of days after T-Mobile updated its Galaxy Note 10+ 5G to support standalone 5G, another Samsung phone has begun receiving the same feature. The Samsung Galaxy A71 5G is now getting an update that includes standalone 5G support. In addition to enabling SA 5G connectivity, this update brings improved camera performance and the September 1, 2020 security patches to the A71 5G. T-Mobile hasn’t yet updated its Galaxy A71 5G support page with … [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 Galaxy Note 10+ 5G receiving new update with standalone 5G support and more

After updating the Galaxy S20 series to support standalone 5G last month, T-Mobile is now pushing SA 5G to another Samsung device in its lineup. T-Mobile’s Galaxy Note 10+ 5G is receiving a new update today that in T-Mo says includes standalone 5G support. The August 2020 security patches are included in the update as well. Here’s T-Mobile’s full changelog for the new update: Enable standalone 5G August 2020 security patch New disclaimer for location … [read full article]

T-Mobile begins updating Galaxy S20, S20+, S20 Ultra, and OnePlus 8 to support standalone 5G

Today T-Mobile flipped on standalone 5G, which is greatly expanding its 5G coverage and bringing lower latency with it, too. And there are already a few devices that are being updated to support this new coverage. T-Mobile is now updating the Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra as well as the OnePlus 8 to support standalone 5G. The Galaxy S20 update is version G981USQUATGL and is 543.73MB, while Galaxy S20+ owners can expect a … [read full article]

T-Mobile standalone 5G launch expands 5G coverage by 30 percent

After teasing its upcoming standalone 5G rollout a few months ago, T-Mobile today officially flipped the switch. T-Mobile’s standalone 5G network is now live, and the carrier touts that it’s the “world’s first nationwide standalone 5G network.” By activating standalone 5G, T-Mobile has increased its overall 5G coverage by 30 percent, with the 5G network now reaching nearly 250 million people in more than 7,500 cities and towns across 1.3 million square miles. In addition … [read full article]