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Learn about coverage and technologies of the T-Mobile network, needed for your device to connect.

 

5G & 4G LTE Coverage map

T-Mobile is America’s largest 5G network and covers more people and places than anyone else.* While our 5G network continues to expand, you can count on our 4G LTE network that connects 99% of Americans.

  1. Access our 5G & 4G LTE coverage map from your computer or mobile device.
  2. Enter your address or a landmark, then press Enter or choose an item in the drop-down list.
  3. View the coverage in that area. You can also do the following:
    • Click or tap and hold to drag to move the map around.
    • Tap a location to get a pop-up with detailed coverage information.
    • Use the + and - icons to zoom in or out. You can also pinch to zoom.
    • Switch off 5G at the top to see where you're covered with 4G LTE.

If your phone has signal problems where we have coverage, see Signal issues / no service troubleshooting.

 

Device compatibility

Quick tip! Easily check your phone's compatibility with our network using the IMEI Status Check. No need to compare network frequencies or device lists!

  • Find the networks a T-Mobile device supports by checking your Device "Tech Specs" page (or, for non-T-Mobile devices, check with the manufacturer). 
  • To connect to the local network, your device must support both our network frequency (band) and the technology (5G, 4G LTE, 3G, 2G).

 

T-Mobile network frequencies & technology

You can check if your phone supports the T-Mobile frequencies below in order to connect on our network. This can get technical, so it's a lot simpler to just use the IMEI Status Check if you have the device already.

Extended Range (XR) 5G

  • With Extended Range 5G, you’ll receive nationwide coverage, faster speeds than our 4G LTE and a reliable connection indoors and out from the big city to rural areas.
  • Frequencies that can provide XR 5G: 
    • Band n71 (600 MHz)
  • Check out What is 5G? to learn how it works!

Ultra Capacity (UC) 5G

  • With Ultra Capacity 5G, you’ll experience a performance boost, a reliable connection in crowded locations, and speeds as fast as Wi-Fi.
  • Look for the newly released  icon on your iPhone screen to know when you’re in an area with our fastest speeds! (Coming end of year to Android)
  • Frequencies that can provide UC 5G: 
    • Band n41 (2.5 GHz)
    • Band n258 (24 GHz)
    • Band n260 (39 GHz)
    • Band n261 (28 GHz)
  • Check out What is 5G? to learn how it works!

Extended Range 4G LTE

  • Frequencies that can provide Extended Range LTE
    • Band 12 (700 MHz)
    • Band 71 (600 MHz)
  • Our Extended Range LTE signal reaches 2X as far and penetrates walls for 4X better coverage in-buildings than ever before.

4G LTE

  • Frequencies that can provide LTE:
    • Band 2 (1900 MHz)
    • Band 5 (850 MHz)
    • Band 4 (1700/2100 MHz)
    • Band 66 (Extension of band 4 on 1700/2100 MHz).
  • 4G LTE offers fast download speeds, up to 50% faster speeds than 3G. See Data speeds.
  • Voice and data services only work at the same time when on you have VoLTE enabled on your device. Otherwise, LTE only provides data.
  • VoLTE ("Voice over LTE")

    • VoLTE allows you to make and receive calls while connected to the LTE data network. It's available nationwide.
    • Placing a call connects twice as fast.
    • Switching between VoLTE and Wi-Fi Calling does not drop a call.
    • What phones have VoLTE?
      • All phones T-Mobile currently sells support VoLTE.
      • To check if another phone supports it, use the IMEI Status Check. It will alert you if VoLTE or other LTE network features aren't supported.
    • HD Voice
      • HD Voice improves in-call voice quality for compatible phones on VoLTE.
      • Voice call quality is more true-to-life, with less background noise.
      • It automatically activates, if you and the person you're calling are both using supported phones on VoLTE.
    • Enhanced Voice Services (EVS)
      • EVS is another codec for HD Voice that further enhances call quality.
      • It is available on specific device models, such as those made by Apple.

3G (UMTS/HSPA)

  • Frequencies that can provide 3G: Band 4 (1700/2100 MHz) and Band 2 (1900 MHz)
  • Voice and data services can work at the same time. You can use data while on a call.

2G (GSM, GPRS, EDGE)

  • Frequencies that can provide 2G: Band 2 (1900 MHz)
  • Voice and data services don't work at the same time when on 2G. You cannot use data while on a call.

 

International roaming

Our maps show coverage provided by T-Mobile in the U.S. T-Mobile partners with other providers who provide roaming in other countries. Check out where you are covered when Traveling Abroad.


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