T-Mobile to launch 5G in 5,000 markets on December 6

After announcing last week that they’d be making 5G available nationwide by the end of the year, T-Mobile has now given a launch date: December 6.

CEO John Legere and COO Mike Seivert announced in a webcast that the new 5G network will launch in over 5,000 markets next month. Unlike Verizon and AT&T’s 5G networks, the new network T-Mobile will be launching will operate low-band spectrum, which is not as fast as the frequencies used by other carriers but offers much better coverage – and is still much faster than 4G LTE.

Users will need either the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G or the OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren edition to utilize T-Mobile’s 5G network. However, they will not need to change their service plan – existing plans will include 5G with no changes or extra fees.