T-Mobile quietly expanded its 'nationwide' 5G network in even more places recently
T-Mobile has been making headlines in the last few days by reacting swiftly and decisively to the health crisis that's already claimed 69 lives in the US, infecting thousands of other people (of those tested), but in addition to unlimited data for all and other cool perks, many customers were actually treated to a network upgrade with minimal fanfare recently.
the spectrum borrowed from Dish, these 5G rollouts could prove essential for supporting the rising connectivity needs of T-Mo subscribers during a very challenging time for the nation and the world as a whole.The "Un-carrier" made a bunch of rather dry announcements that received little attention before the US government started taking the COVID-19 threat seriously, further expanding its already impressive "high-speed" network. Along with
its rivals and future associate, T-Mobile didn't leave a lot of massively populated areas uncovered when deploying its "nationwide" 5G signal a few months ago. But Magenta still found a number of relatively large cities across several states in need of a network upgrade, enabling that in the last couple of weeks, as noticed by the folks over at TmoNews and detailed on the official website of America's third-largest wireless service provider.Of course, unlike
This is T-Mobile's detailed and updated 5G coverage map as of March 16
These include Tallulah, Louisiana, Perryopolis, Reynoldsville, and Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, Old Fort, North Carolina, Lonaconing, Maryland, Folly Beach, South Carolina, as well as Jackson, Tennessee, Corvallis, Oregon, Twin Falls, Idaho, and Evansville, Indiana. That's a pretty solid wave of launches, following a couple of similarly low-profile rollouts across the Charleston and Huntington areas in West Virginia and the Lafayette Area in Indiana last month.
In turn, that followed T-Mobile's outright mind-blowing 5G debut across more than 5,000 cities and towns nationwide back in December, providing a low-band 5G signal on a total area of over 1 million square miles for more than 200 million people.
Unfortunately, numerous real-world tests have revealed this low-band 5G network does not deliver dramatically improved speeds compared to the "Un-carrier's" 4G LTE signal, although upcoming mid-band upgrades made possible by Sprint should change that in many places.