T-Mobile’s 5G network goes live in December

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T-Mobile promised us its 600MHz low-band 5G network before the end of the year, and now we have a confirmed date of December 6th, when its new service will be available to 200 million people across the U.S.

The company presented its latest "Uncarrier" news via a webcast, where T-Mobile CEO John Legere announced a whole host of exciting things that are coming before the end of the year.

 Supercharged UnCarrier

T-Mobile 5G is offering competitive service plans at $15 for 2GB, and $25 for 5GB. The plans also offer 100GB of free monthly home internet to 10 million American families. And if that wasn’t enough, the company is also planning to give free wireless service to every first responder in America. Lastly, T-Mobile also plans to expand its network capacity by 14x if its upcoming Sprint merger goes through, Legere said.

"We want everyone to see what this supercharged UnCarrier can do with this supercharged UnCarrier network," he said.

Whilst the merger has been approved by the US Department of Justice and the FCC, it still is competing against 16 lawsuits. The main concern of the lawsuits is that the merger will shrink competition, as the number of mobile network operators in the U.S. will go front four to three.

 T-Mobile 5G is coming

The new network will be available on two different 5G phones, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G and the OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren.

Whilst the new network may not be quite as fast as its competitors, the coverage will be far wider and accessible to millions more people. Furthermore, the merging of both Sprint and T-Mobile will allow their broadband to extend much further, by putting both low- and mid-band 5G into rural areas.

Fiona Leake

Fiona discovered her love for investing and making money from a young age. Since then this interest has grown and now she loves writing about investing and business, and follows the 5G market closely. She is also a technology enthusiast, and so they tend to be her favourite investments.