600MHz 5G from T-Mobile coming out ahead of its own schedule

200 million American nationwide will get to try it first.

The company's 600MHz "low-band" 5G will be the first to feature an encounter we'll soon be getting from AT&T and US Cellular, also: 5G with a great deal of range, yet without the block-rocking speeds, some 5G advertisers have been pushing. Since The "low-band" 5G won't be as fast as the 5G we've seen from carriers like Sprint and Verizon (Engadget's parent company), but it will have a better range, so it shouldn't run into problems like not being able to travel through walls. It will be accessible to a lot more people, and T-Mobile says it will cost the same as its LTE plans. This 5G network would go live in 5,000 cities and towns on December 6th.

"While Dumb and Dumber focus on 5G for the (wealthy) Few, launching in just a handful of cities — and forcing customers into their most expensive plans to get 5G — we're committed to building broad, deep nationwide 5G that people and businesses can access at no extra cost with the New T-Mobile ... and today is just the start of that journey," said T-Mobile CEO John Legere.

T-Mobile 5G Network

T-Mobile says they both support the mid-band spectrum that’s currently owned by Sprint. If the merger between the two companies closes, T-Mobile will redeploy that spectrum as part of its 5G network, further speeding up these phone connections. "If the merger with Sprint closes, the New T-Mobile will be able to build on this foundation to deliver transformational broad and deep 5G for All," Sprint said in a press release.


This Friday, T-Mobile will start selling the OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren Edition for USD899.99 and the Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G for USD1299.99. Both are fit for interfacing with its 600MHz 5G system, and all T-Mobile and Metro plans to incorporate with 5G access. Next year, T-Mobile expects to launch more than 15 new 5G smartphones with a variety of price points and features.