T-Mobile and Sprint Will Bring 5G Network to Philadelphia and NYC First

T-Mobile and Sprint completed their merger at the beginning of the month, creating the New T-Mobile. The combined company announced that it was committed to bringing a fast, nationwide 5G network to both urban and rural areas, with a goal to make the network accessible to 99% of the US population within six years.

T-Mobile has chosen Philadelphia and New York City as the first two areas to be a part of its 5G network. The 2.5 GHz mid-band spectrum is now live in parts of Philadelphia and will be “coming soon” to parts of New York City. Next up will be Detroit, St. Louis and Columbus, Ohio.

 “Connectivity is more important than ever today, and the challenging time we’re all facing shows just how critical 5G for All is,” said Neville Ray, T-Mobile President of Technology. “While our amazing team safely works to keep people across the country connected to work, school and family, we aren’t slowing down on building out the broad and deep network that only this combined company can deliver. We won’t stop because this network can do so much GOOD across the country!”

Sprint customers with compatible LTE phones will now be covered by T-Mobile’s LTE network and will have access to the 5G network. The list includes the Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G, the OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren, the Galaxy S20 phones, and the soon to be released OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro.

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