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.
By contrast, T-Mobile says its 5G service immediately will cover 5,000 cities and towns where about 200 million people live. And unlike competitors, T-Mobile’s 5G service should also easily reach inside of buildings. The carrier also published detailed maps of its 5G coverage on Monday.
The service runs in the 600 MHz airwave band, which was formerly used for television broadcasts.