T-Mobile’s 5G network is ready for primetime in Folly Beach, adds three new 5G-capable Samsung Galaxy S20 smartphones for customers to choose from
What’s the news
It's official – T-Mobile's 5G network is live in Folly Beach.
Why it matters
5G has been all the talk in wireless and now it’s a reality in Folly Beach. Faster speeds in the near-term and significant economic opportunities down the road.
Who it’s for
Technology enthusiasts, business owners, farmers, first responders, innovators, early adopters… really, anyone who has or wants a smartphone.
T-Mobile's making another big step in its nationwide 5G rollout, officially lighting up Folly Beach and the surrounding area. Residents and businesses in the greater Folly Beach area with 5G-capable smartphones can now get faster data speeds and better wireless coverage, especially indoors. Starting today, T-Mobile's also bringing three more 5G-capable devices to our portfolio that take advantage of our nationwide 5G network – the Samsung Galaxy S20 5G, the Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G and the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G.
"We've been building toward this day for a really long time. Professionally, it’s incredibly rewarding to bring the community a technology that has the potential to close the Digital Divide and level the playing field for rural America," said Luis Eyes, senior director of network technology for T-Mobile. "Today marks the beginning, not the end. As we add more cell sites and continue to build out our 5G network in Folly Beach, the wireless experience is only going to get better.”
The very heart of wireless service is based on spectrum, invisible highways in the atmosphere that transport voice and data from a phone to a cell site. This first nationwide 5G rollout from T-Mobile, and the network in Folly Beach, is based on a spectrum band called 600 MHz, also referred to as low-band spectrum. It provides the foundational layer for T-Mobile’s 5G network. Download speeds on T-Mobile’s 5G on 600 MHz will be around 20% faster than LTE on average to start and that experience will improve exponentially over time, just like with 4G.
If the pending merger with Sprint closes, in the coming months and years New T-Mobile will build upon this foundational 5G layer with mid-band and high-band spectrum that will add capacity, or more “lanes” using the invisible highway analogy, for greater speeds and better coverage. And, the new Samsung Galaxy S20 devices are future-proofed to access that spectrum for 5G as well. Only this combination of T-Mobile and Sprint will deliver a 5G network with both breadth and depth, something the other carriers simply cannot do as quickly. The stakes are high for the U.S. as billions in economic growth and jobs are expected to come from 5G and the innovations it will unleash.
For more information, customers can view T-Mobile’s zoomable 5G coverage map.
In addition to the new Samsung Galaxy S20 family, T-Mobile offers two other 5G-capable smartphones, the exclusive OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren and the Samsung Galaxy Note10+ 5G. Customers interested in purchasing the latest 5G devices can visit the following local T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile stores, or check out our device offerings online at T-Mobile.com.
For more information on the latest 5G devices at T-Mobile, visit t-mobile.com/devices/5g-phones. For more information and offer details for the Samsung Galaxy Note10+ 5G at Metro by T-Mobile, visit metrobyt-mobile.com/shop/phones. For more information on T-Mobile 5G, visit t-mobile.com/coverage. And for more information on the New T-Mobile, please visit NewTMobile.com.
Customers with a 600 MHz 5G capable device will be able to access T-Mobile’s nationwide 5G network. 5G is still developing, not all devices & signals are compatible. Coverage not available in some areas. While 5G access won’t require a certain plan or feature, some uses/services might. See Coverage details, Terms & Conditions, and Open Internet information for network management details (like video optimization) at T-Mobile.com. Limited time offers; subject to change.
About T-Mobile US, Inc.
As America's Un-carrier, T-Mobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) is redefining the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services through leading product and service innovation. Our advanced nationwide 4G LTE network delivers outstanding wireless experiences to 86 million customers who are unwilling to compromise on quality and value. Based in Bellevue, Washington, T-Mobile US provides services through its subsidiaries and operates its flagship brands, T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile. For more information, please visit https://www.t-mobile.com.
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