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.
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