Verizon has begun to deploy C-Band equipment to its cell sites from partners Ericsson and Samsung. Verizon expects to cover more than 100 million people with the 5G upgrade by March 2022. T-Mobile counters that its 2.5GHz spectrum not only has better coverage but already covers 125 million people with 200 million expected by the end of 2021.
AT&T has the fastest 5G download speeds in the U.S. according to results from RootMetrics. With a focus on real-world results in 45 markets RootMetrics also found that AT&T and Verizon tied for the best 5G reliability with T-Mobile comfortably in the lead for best 5G coverage.
T-Mobile has been hard at work building the biggest and often fastest 5G network in the country but many customers still don't have a 5G phone or enough data to use it. T-Mobile's next 5G for all move will allow anyone with a working phone to upgrade to a 5G phone for free. All T-Mobile customers will also get unlimited 5G data.
Today T-Mobile launched its new Home Internet service with 30 million eligible households covered with nearly 10 million in rural America. For $60 per month, customers now have a new option for home internet. T-Mobile is also increasing support for rural communities with 7,500 new jobs including 2,500 Hometown Expert positions.
Switching carriers can be a great way to save money but changing can mean leaving some features behind like 5G compatibility. Still, there are a lot of phones that support multiple networks without issue if you think you might be switching soon.
Visible is one of the best carriers for someone that needs a lot of data without any kind of data caps. 5G support and great savings with Party Pay make it an easy choice for those looking to save with plenty of data on a huge network.
AT&T's Analyst and Investor Day 2021 had some interesting announcements for both 5G and fiber internet. With massive growth in usage, AT&T believes it has a good position to meet demand with a hybrid fixed and wireless broadband approach. AT&T fiber is coming to 3 million new locations in 2021.
T-Mobile's 5G network has been a huge success with its coverage and speed becoming the best in the country. In its virtual Analyst Day, T-Mobile has revealed that it expects to cover 300 million Americans with 5G by the end of 2022. T-Mobile also laid out its plan for its newly acquired C-Band spectrum as additional coverage for dense areas.
T-Mobile's older plans came with 5G access for free but felt like they were designed for LTE. The updated Magenta plan and the new Magenta Max plans are designed with 5G in mind with more premium data and hotspot data available.
India's Airtel has announced that it is working together with Qualcomm to roll out 5G services in the country using the chipmaker's 5G RAN platforms. Airtel is the second Indian carrier to work with Qualcomm for its 5G network.