T-Mobile turned on its super-fast 5G mobile network on Monday, finally catching up with rivals AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint. But T-Mobile is following a different strategy than the rest of the industry, emphasizing broader coverage over achieving the fastest download speeds. Here is an explanation of how T-Mobile’s 5G network works and where T-Mobile 5G service is available.
Where is T-Mobile 5G available?
Unlike its three main rivals, T-Mobile decided to start offering 5G service across a broad swath of the country. While Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint rolled out 5G months ago, they each announced coverage in less than a few dozen cities at first, with wider coverage coming later in 2020.