T-Mobile has not yet officially launched its 5G network, and we do not really know when to launch. One thing we know is that T-Mo has a 5G network up and running, and we know it because someone managed to move on and run some speed tests.
Milan Milanovic managed to jump on T-Mobile's 5G network in New York City using an unlocked Verizon Galaxy S10 5G. According to Milanovic, who works for Speedtest Application magazine Ookla, T-Mobile is "blanketing" Manhattan with 5G coverage, although its 5G network has not been officially launched yet.
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– Milan Milanović (@milanmilanovic) May 28, 2019
So how did T-Mobile 5G go? In Milanovic's test, T-Mo lowered download speeds close to 500 Mbps, with a test, especially at the top of 493 Mbps. One thing to keep in mind is of course that Milanovic was probably the only person who used the network when he used an unlocked phone that T-Mo currently does not sell on a network that T-Mo has not officially launched.
T-Mobile says it launches the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G this summer after a Verizon exclusivity that PCMag claims will end on June 15. This device will only access T-Mobile's millimeter wave (mmWave) 5G coverage, which will be in cities like New York, Dallas, Los Angeles and Atlanta. T-Mobile also plans to use 600MHz coverage for its 5G network, which will be better off reaching longer distances. S10 5G will not be able to connect to this coverage, although that is why its launch may be more of a soft rollout for T-Mobile's 5G network for early users who want to be the first person , they know at 5G.
Are you planning to be a 5G early adopter? Or will you wait a little before you jump to the next G?