T-Mobile 5G launches in seven more US locations

Folly Beach, south Carolina is one of the seven new destinations to get T-Mobile 5G. (Image credit: Image by 1778011 / Pixabay)

The T-Mobile 5G is now live in seven more US locations, using the operator’s low-band 600MHz 5G.

The low-band spectrum provides the foundational layer for T-Mobile’s 5G network and will offer download speeds 20% faster than LTE on average to start. Just like with 4G, that experience will improve exponentially for customers over time.

T-Mobile’s 5G coverage is currently supported by five phones: the OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren, Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G, Galaxy S20 5G, Galaxy S20+ 5G, and Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G.

New 5G coverage

The locations T-Mobile has rolled out 5G in are: Folly Beach in South Carolina, Lonaconing in Maryland, Old Fort in North Carolina, Reynoldsville, Mercersburg and Perryopolis in Pennsylvania and Tallulah in Los Angeles.

"The wireless experience is only going to get better.”

Luis Eyes, T-Mobile.

In a statement about the Folly Beach roll-out, Luis Eyes, senior director of network technology for T-Mobile said: "We've been building toward this day for a really long time. Professionally, it’s incredibly rewarding to bring the community a technology that has the potential to close the Digital Divide and level the playing field for rural America."

"Today marks the beginning, not the end. As we add more cell sites and continue to build out our 5G network in Folly Beach, the wireless experience is only going to get better,” continued Eyes.

Sprint merger

Assuming the pending merger with Sprint closes, we can expect to see T-Mobile will build upon this foundational 5G layer with mid-band and high-band spectrum. This will add capacity for greater speeds and better coverage.

T-Mobile will bring 5G to 200 million Americans this year and have launched a useful zoomable 5G coverage map for customers.

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Rachael Sharpe

Rachael is a British journalist with 17 years experience in the publishing industry. Since launching www.digitalcameraworld.com, she’s been freelancing, and working for some of the world’s best-loved websites and magazines including T3.com and TechRadar.com and has also had a book, iPad for Photographers, published. A regular contributor at 5Gradar, Rachael is following the 5G market closely. Find out more at www.rachaelsharpe.com