Sprint is finally launching its 5G network, and to start out, its going to be available in four US cities.
AT&T and Verizon also recently launched their 5G networks, but the biggest difference is that Sprint’s will be on the mid-band spectrum in its own 2.5GHz band. In other words, it should be considerably faster and stronger.
Sprint’s 5G will be available in Atlanta, the Dallas-Fort Worth area, in Houston, and in Kansas City, Missouri. While that might sound small, its network is actually covering large portions of the area, to the tune of 1,100 square miles and 3.6 million people.
The carrier plans to launch in five additional areas in the coming weeks as well — Chicago, New York City, Los Angeles, Washington, and Phoenix.
Of course, not all customers will automatically get access to the 5G service. Sprint customers will need to at least be signed up for the carrier’s Unlimited Premium plan — the $80 per month tier — in order to receive 5G access.
Obviously, you will also need a 5G capable smartphone as well, such as the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G.