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Sprint Details 5G Coverage, Launching Tomorrow

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May 30, 2019, 10:29 AM   by Rich Brome   @rbrome

Sprint's 5G network launches tomorrow in Atlanta, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, and Kansas City, as previously announced. In the coming weeks, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Phoenix, and Washington, DC will also gain 5G service. At that point, Sprint's 5G network will cover a total of 2,180 square miles and 11.5 million people, the largest 5G coverage area in the US by far. Sprint is using the 2.5 GHz frequency band (band 41) for its initial 5G network, which offers much better coverage and building penetration than the mmWave frequencies that Verizon and AT&T have launched 5G with so far. Sprint also uses band 41 for LTE, and its new Massive MIMO antennas are delivering 4G LTE and 5G NR simultaneously in band 41, with similar coverage for each technology. Sprint's 5G network in Dallas-Fort Worth covers approximately 575 square miles and 1.6 million people. In Houston, Sprint 5G covers approximately 165 square miles and 800,000 people. In Kansas City: 225 square miles and 625,000 people. In Atlanta: 150 square miles and 565,000 people. Sprint's first 5G phone is the LG V50 ThinQ 5G, which goes on sale tomorrow in cities with Sprint 5G service. Sprint will offer the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G later this summer.

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gloopey1

May 31, 2019, 6:34 PM

4G First

As much as I like Sprint, they need to improve their LTE network first. I rarely use it at all; I typically leave it in 3G for reliability.
Last year I tried Sprint on their $15 deal, calls and texts were fine, data was all over the place and mostly not up to par. Except for one area, my daughter goes to Pharmacy school in Philadelphia, right next to but not part of UPenn, (USciences Ph...
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I keep saying the very same thing about T-mobile, fix what you have before you come out with new technology, mean while those of us not wanting or needing a 5G phone, get screwed lol
Verizon is dropping their 2G and 3G CDMA service. 2G is gone by the end of 2019. They won't activate a new phone without HD voice unless it is a straight replacement. They are converting their 2G/3G towers to 4G.

This is a problem for 2014 GM OnSt...
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