T-Mobile launches 600MHz 5G across the USA, but no one can use it until December 6th

T-Mobile has flipped the switch on its 5G network, setting it live over areas of the USA that it says covers 200 million people. While the network is supposedly online today, no one is going to be using it until the 6th of December as the first two phones to support it go on sale this Friday.

The “nationwide” 5G deployment relies on a slower form of 5G, using T-Mobile’s 600MHz spectrum. This “low-band” 5G essentially takes airwaves like the ones used for LTE and bundles them together with some new technology to deliver faster throughput speeds.