T-Mobile launches 5G in six cities, adds Galaxy S10 5G on June 28
T-Mobile is finally ready to join the 5G fun.
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Similar to the
Galaxy S10 5G
, T-Mobile's variant will utilize mmWave technology, with the new 5G network available in parts of six major US cities: Atlanta, Cleveland, Dallas, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and New York. Customers who are not in these cities can still purchase the phone and use T-Mobile's LTE network.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G will be available in Crown Silver with 256GB of memory. Customers can purchase the phone at a full retail price of $1,299.99 or, if qualified, opt for monthly installments at $31.25 with a $549.99 down payment. The installments are for 24 months on T-Mobile's no-interest equipment installment plan.
Unlike Verizon and Sprint, which require certain data plans to tap into 5G, there is not a specific requirement to purchase a special data plan to access the new network. AT&T does not currently sell the S10 5G to consumers.