T-Mobile’s 5G Network Is Live
T-Mobile’s 5G Network Is Live

T-Mobile’s 5G Network Is Live.

In the race to launch 5G, T-Mobile is the first major wireless carrier to claim nationwide coverage.

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The network is live in select U.S. areas, though customers will not be able to use it until later this week.

The new 5G network relies on a slower form of 5G that uses the company’s 600MHz spectrum rather than a faster form known as mmWave.

In some places, 600 MHz 5G will be a lot faster than LTE.

In others, customers won’t see as much difference.

, T-Mobile spokesperson, via The Verge.

Customers will also have to update to 5G-compatible phones.

The carrier’s first two go on sale this Friday