T-Mobile Launches First Nationwide Standalone 5G Network in U.S.

T-Mobile today announced that it has launched the first nationwide standalone 5G network in the United States, with the carrier's 5G footprint expanding by 30 percent across the country effective immediately.


Whereas non-standalone 5G relies on mid-band 4G LTE architecture, standalone 5G allows signals to travel further, covering hundreds of square miles from a single tower and going deeper into buildings than before. In standalone 5G areas, T-Mobile says it has also seen up to a 40 percent reduction in latency during testing for improved responsiveness.

T-Mobile brags that its 5G network is more than two times larger than AT&T's and more than 10,000 times larger than Verizon's, now covering 1.3 million square miles in more than 7,500 cities and towns across the United States.

This news comes one day after the T-Mobile and Sprint brands completed their unification under the T-Mobile brand nationwide.

Tags: T-Mobile, 5G

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8 weeks ago
I like T-Mobile and all but I do not really trust their coverage maps at all. Still cannot get 4G LTE over Band 71 in many places in Metro Detroit.
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8 weeks ago
I switched from AT&T to T-Mobile several years ago and have not experienced a single problem since. Moreover, I still pay $80/mo for their top service level (for two lines) and I'm told we'll get 5G service at no extra cost. One of the best tech decisions I've ever made.
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8 weeks ago
Great company, still recommend T-Mobile over AT&T in a metropolitan area. I also can recommend Mint Mobile over T-Mobile if you want to get even cheaper. The service is pretty much identical, and speeds are the same.
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8 weeks ago
Now to wait for the 12 to come out so we can actually use those frequencies.
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8 weeks ago
From someone that lives near a state park that has had poor coverage from all carriers, tmobiles new 5G service on my S20 has been a life saver. Speeds still suck, but I went from 1 bar to having 4 bars inside and full service outside.
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8 weeks ago
As a T-Mobile customer, I am glad to see this. Hope it makes a real difference for me.
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