Limited outdoor coverage in portions of New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Dallas, Cleveland and Atlanta
T-Mobile US launched commercial 5G service in parts of six cities on June 28. The company admitted initial deployments on its 28GHz and 39GHz spectrum will offer extremely limited outdoor coverage in portions of New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Dallas, Cleveland and Atlanta but plans to launch 5G on its 600MHz spectrum in the second half of the year.
The services are based on what T-Mobile says is a technology first: Multi-band Dual Connectivity. This aggregates 5G in the millimeter wave band with LTE to deliver higher speeds.
Service won’t cost any more than T-Mobile’s existing 4G plans ($70 or 62 EUR/line) and will be available to customers using the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G and the LG V50 ThinQ.
T-Mobile is hoping its planned merger with Sprint will allow it to deliver a deep nationwide coverage using low, mid and high spectrum bands.