Sprint today announced that its 5G network now covers 16 million people in the U.S. within its nine metropolitan markets. With the 5G wars heating up amongst carriers, an announcement like this goes to show the amount of progress the carrier has made in the field. As of now, Sprint’s 5G signals can be spotted in areas of Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, New York City, Phoenix, and Washington DC.
“It’s exciting to expand our footprint and see customers experience True Mobile 5G for the very first time in some of the biggest cities in the U.S.,” said Dr. John Saw, Sprint CTO. “We’ve been working hard to increase 5G coverage inside our nine cities and build a showcase experience for our customers, but this is just the start, showing the power of what we can achieve with T-Mobile. Together we’ll build a better, faster, nationwide mobile 5G network that unleashes this performance across the entire country to benefit all U.S. businesses and consumers.”
Marketed under the True Mobile 5G brand, Sprint’s 5G services offer tremendous value, particularly with the $80/month Unlimited Premium Plan which includes subscriptions to Tidal, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, and more. For those wondering if your area is covered, Sprint offers a detailed map view of the 5G connected areas to give you a better idea about coverage.
The likes of AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon are also aggressively expanding their 5G networks in preparation for 2020. It is expected that a wide range of manufacturers will offer 5G phones in 2020. Rumors have also talked about the arrival of mid-ranged smartphones with 5G connectivity, so it could be a big year for 5G.
Via: Droid Life