Mobile touts "nationwide 5G" that fails to cover 130 million Americans

T-Mobile 5G Map

T-Mobile 5G Map

T-Mobile today announced that its 600MHz 5G network has gone live across the United States, bringing 5G connectivity to those who have a compatible smartphone.

When 5G is mentioned, most people are talking about millimeter wave spectrum, which offers blazing fast data transfer speeds, but it is sensitive to interference from buildings, trees, and other obstacles and it is best suited to use in dense, urban locations.

The US Census Bureau estimates the population to be more than 330 million people. Metro by T-Mobile customers will be getting access to T-Mo's new 5G network, too.

We asked T-Mobile to explain why it defines "nationwide" as "60 percent of the population".

T-Mobile's estimated ship date for this device is December 6, so you won't be waiting long at all if you place your order in today. But Legere did not specify in the tweet or video that the nationwide 5G excludes 40% of the U.S. population.

To celebrate the launch of its "nationwide 5G network", T-Mobile is offering this device free of charge via 24 monthly bill credits when you switch to T-Mobile and trade in an eligible device.

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