T-Mobile subscribers have a good reason to be excited about the 2019 Apple iPhone models

T-Mobile subscribers have a good reason to be excited about the 2019 Apple iPhone models
Of course, it goes without saying that subscribers of all four major U.S. carriers are looking forward to the Apple iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. But customers of one particular network might see the biggest benefit. T-Mobile's Chief Technical Officer Neville Ray disseminated a tweet today announcing that the 2019 iPhones will support the carrier's low-band 600MHz spectrum. Low-frequency airwaves travel farther and penetrate buildings better than mid and high-band spectrum and T-Mobile spent nearly $8 billion to win 31MHz of 600MHz spectrum in an FCC auction held in 2017.

T-Mobile pointed out today that most consumers in the states are holding on to their phones for a longer period of time before upgrading (the average is 3 years according to the carrier). As a result, many consumers have older phones unable to take advantage of the latest technological advances in network technology. In other words, these Americans are not enjoying the fastest 4G LTE data speeds available to them. And T-Mobile customers with a new iPhone supporting its 600MHz spectrum will have 792,000 square miles or 52% more LTE coverage than phones that don't support the wireless provider's low-band network. T-Mobile also notes that its customers already using a smartphone that supports 600MHz airwaves use 50% more data than customers using a phone without such support. As our loyal readers have pointed out, the 2018 iPhones supported Band 71 which uses the carrier's 600MHz spectrum.


T-Mobile is teasing an "incredible iPhone offer coming" and promises to announce it soon. Meanwhile, T-Mobile customers can pre-order one of the new iPhone models or the Apple Watch Series 5 starting at 5 am PDT (8 am EDT) on Friday, September 13th. The devices will be available in T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile stores starting on September 20th. The seventh-generation iPad is expected in the stores on September 30th. Pricing will be announced shortly.

You might have noticed T-Mobile's new television ads promoting its low-band 600MHz spectrum. If you are a T-Mobile subscriber using an older iPhone model, you might want to consider upgrading to one of the 2019 iPhones and check out the advantage of having a phone that runs on the carrier's 600MHz airwaves.

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16 Comments

1. OneLove123

Posts: 1067; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Ahaha the title makes it sound like the iPhone is the first phone to have 600mhz.

2. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 692; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

It doesn't imply that in the slightest. You just needed another reason to complain about what you perceive to be an iPhone bias.

5. lyndon420

Posts: 6789; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

@Onelove123 Not really. They're trying to drum up some excitement about these newly announced iPhones/watches...

3. Alcyone

Posts: 391; Member since: May 10, 2018

Better late than never. Now, if they could just get the same strong signal quality of other OEMs.

4. underwood2012

Posts: 61; Member since: Sep 12, 2009

The XS, XS Max & XR also supported 600MHz (Band 71.)

6. CTHR100

Posts: 21; Member since: May 12, 2017

According to TMobile they didn't work with the 600 or 700 MHz. And you could tell they didn't when compared to other phones that did

7. jpapa1086

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 10, 2019

Lol yes they did.. the XS (and XR) supported 600/700mhz .. it was the first iPhone to do so

10. CTHR100

Posts: 21; Member since: May 12, 2017

My apologies. Just double checked on the website you're right. Tmobile said they are supported. I do wonder why their quality wasn't as good then

8. jpapa1086

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 10, 2019

This is completely wrong. The XR, XS, and XS Max all supported Band 71.

9. Reybanz88

Posts: 97; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

The XR, XS and XS Max all had 600Mhz support lol the chips weren't Qualcomm so that's probably why it didn't work as well.

12. sun0066

Posts: 270; Member since: Feb 12, 2011

U love t mobile but even with band 71 the speed at times is very slow and the coverage is spotty

13. Vancetastic

Posts: 1309; Member since: May 17, 2017

My wife has an XR on T-Mobile. It does support band 71, but still drops calls in places where my phone doesn't.

14. libra89

Posts: 2281; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Wow that;s interesting. If I remember correctly, wasn't there a signal issue with the Xr and Xs line?

15. Vancetastic

Posts: 1309; Member since: May 17, 2017

Could be that Intel modem....

16. SteveH2305

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 11, 2019

So many comments with the same complaint. Did you read the article??? Quote -->" As our loyal readers have pointed out, the 2018 iPhones supported Band 71 which uses the carrier's 600MHz spectrum."

17. TenPlusGuy

Posts: 2; Member since: 2 days ago

Quick... everyone sign up for TMobile! Make sure to get the Note 10+

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