Best answer: Yes, Mint Mobile customers are now able to use the T-Mobile 5G network the same way they would use LTE. No special plans or fees are required and customers just need a 5G capable phone.
Thank the New T-Mobile network for 5G on Mint Mobile
Does Mint Mobile support 5G? Mint Mobile is based on the T-Mobile network and previously only used the LTE network for its phones. Today, Mint Mobile supports 5G on all of its plans at no additional cost. 5G works on any T-Mobile-compatible 5G phone, so if you have an unlocked Galaxy S20 5G, you can get connected on Mint Mobile. Currently, Mint Mobile sells a handful of 5G capable phones directly and several of the best phones to use with Mint Mobile support 5G.
Mint Mobile's 5G network works the same way as the T-Mobile network, with the majority of coverage coming from T-Mobile's expansive low-band 600MHz deployment. This low-end network doesn't offer speeds too different from LTE but given its great coverage, it's a solid start that keeps people connected to 5G as much as possible. T-Mobile has also been rapidly deploying 5G on spectrum gained from the purchase of Sprint and now offers 2.5GHz coverage in over 200 cities.
Millimeter-wave, high-band 5G is available in a few dense areas and even a few indoor areas like sports stadiums. This network can handle many more connections than the others thanks to having a vast amount of spectrum available in the high band. Coverage is much weaker as a result making it really only practical for small areas that need a boost.
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