T-Mobile's 5G is here, but don't expect a huge speed boost
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TMobile will launch.
Its so called low band 5G network on Friday offering consumers nationwide coverage for the first time.
This flavor 5G has much better range but the speeds aren't stellar.
The carrier estimates you'll get about a 20% speed boost on average.
You also need one of two new compatible devices, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 plus 5G And the OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren, both available for pre-order today, both are a mouthful.
But they don't come cheap.
The Note 10 costs $1,300, while the OnePlus costs $900.
Alfred, are you saving your pennies for 5G?
What is the rush?
Just roll it out when it's ready.
Don't give me this fake low-band version of it or whatever, where I can only get it on two phones.
Don't need it right now.
My Internet's pretty fast already as is.
I don't like, stop giving me this fake 5G.
Just I can wait.
I don't understand this.
Well, for what this is real 5G.
This is not the fake 5G that at&t was
It's not 5G.
But to your point, I think that's for most consumers, they should wait.
They should stick around.
I don't think they should buy these phones.
But, these carriers do need to roll these networks out, they need to get them out physically, they need to get, basically, people willing to test them.
Or else these networks.
The next version of the networks that are more palatable for basic consumers aren't gonna get rolled out.
So, it's the same day with 5G for this year.
Basically, You're trying it out you're probably guinea [UNKNOWN].
So this isn't like a YouTube commenters like syndrome where they're like they all want to be first for like the carriers are
No no I mean this is actually like you'll get legit coverage This is different from the previous launches which have basically been like If you get service here and walk 20 feet, you won't get service anymore.
You'll actually get coverage everywhere.
It just won't be as fast.
Yeah, but it's only like 20% faster, right
20% faster which is not a huge bump at all.
That's not the 5g I was promised.
That is not the 5g that we were all promised.
No, but it's a start.
And at least we're getting coverage which is more than we can say about some of the deployments that
Yeah I suppose 4.2 g doesn't sound as exciting
4.5 g yeah what to undersell
It's 20% more that's what point two would it be
I guess you're right