AT&T and T-Mobile expand their 5G coverage to more cities
Yesterday, Samsung finally took the wraps off the Galaxy S20 series. We were officially introduced to the three new devices: Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra. As with a lot of the phone launches we’ll see this year, 5G was mentioned a lot. To go along with that, AT&T and T-Mobile are expanding their 5G networks.
Not all 5G is created equal. There are several different technologies that carriers are using right now and they all have their pros and cons. AT&T and T-Mobile run low-band 5G networks, which offers great coverage, but not the ludicrous speeds you may expect. Both companies have announced new cities added to these networks.
AT&T has added Gila County, Ariz., Hartford, Conn., Kalamazoo, Mich., Kansas City, Mo., Macon, Ga., Newaygo County, Mich., Northeast Penn., Salem, Ore., Spokane, Wash., Worth County, Ga. and York, Penn. T-Mobile has added a whopping 95 cities and towns.
Low-band 5G has the advantage of being available in many places that LTE is already present. The downside is it’s not as fast as mmWave, which can get up to 700Mbps. Right now, though, mmWave is extremely limited. You need to be outdoors and in very specific locations to get it. The Galaxy S20+ and Ultra support mmWave.
Regardless of the format, 5G is becoming available in some form or another in many more places. The Galaxy S20 series can take advantage of that.
Source: PC Mag