Latest update: January 10th, 2020.
T-Mobile has quickly grown to have one of the fastest and most widespread 4G LTE networks in the US, and it wants to blanket the nation with 5G coverage as well. To do that, it argues that it needs extra power that will come from a proposed merger with America's fourth largest network, Sprint, and in late 2019 that deal is still awaiting regulatory approval.
cover 97% of the U.S. (85% in rural areas) with low band 5G no later than three years after the merger closes.What this means is that we still don't have full clarity over the future of 5G for T-Mobile. The promise is that the newly formed T-Mobile-Sprint carrier will
Meanwhile, however, the carrier with the magenta color has started firing up 5G in a big way and it now covers a large part of the country in early 2020.
T-Mobile is offering 5G using sub-6GHz bands that cover wider areas. It is also planning on launching mmWave spots in select urban locations in the near future.
Updated: T-Mobile is currently offering two 5G phones: the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G and the OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition 5G.
Both phones support the sub-6GHz 5G bands that T-Mobile uses, but they do not have support for mmWave bands. mmWave is a 5G technology that T-Mobile plans on launching in the future that will deliver faster speeds but in only select small areas. For all else, these are high-end phones with excellent all-around performance.
You can check out an interactive map of all the places where T-Mobile has 5G coverage over at this link: