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Reviews based on the technology, frequency bands and download speeds used by the wireless carriers.


The Different Types of 5G & How it Affects Coverage:

  • Low-Band Channels:
    -Utilizing frequencies between 600 and 2,000 MHz.
    -Greatest amount of coverage, Good in urban and rural areas.
    -Coverage measured in miles.
    -Mounted on larger towers and rooftops.
    -Least improvement of download speeds over 4G LTE.
  • Mid-Band Channels:
    -Utilizing frequencies between 2 and 10 GHz.
    -Medium coverage, Good in urban and suburban areas.
    -Coverage measured in thousands of feet.
    -Mounted on medium-sized towers and rooftops.
    -Moderate improvement
    of download speeds over 4G LTE.
  • High-Band Channels:
    -Utilizing frequencies between 10 and 100 GHz (a.k.a. millimeter or mmWave spectrum)
    -Very limited coverage, Only used in areas of high population concentration.
    -Coverage measured in hundreds of feet.
    -Can be mounted on light poles and short structures.
    -Significant improvement
    of download speeds over 4G LTE.

5G Reviews:
AT&T 5G Wireless:
High and Low-Band Channels.
Various forms of 5G Wireless are available from AT&T in Several Cities across the US, however, "true" 5G coverage (Low-Band, at 850 MHz) is now available in several markets for all customers. 
AT&T offers "5G+" on High-Band which provides their highest download speeds on very high frequency channels, with limited coverage.
AT&T also currently offers High-Speed Internet via conventional Fixed Wireless in certain markets.

► AT&T 5G Wireless Coverage


Dish Wireless
Dish 5G Wireless:
Low and Mid-Band Channels
Dish Corporation is building a new wireless network which they claim will be "All-5G".  Initially, they will offer the Boost Mobile brand operating through the existing Sprint network.  They indeed could build their own network which would make 5g Coverage available to Boost customers and Dish's own or affiliated brands of wireless. Is the appearance of a Dish Wireless web site an indicator of things to come? Dish has spectrum in both Low and Mid-Band frequencies which have moderate to good coverage and download speeds from slightly, to much better than, 4G-LTE.

Dish Wireless Maps


Sprint 5G Wireless:
Mid-Band Channels
Sprint now offers fairly large areas of 5G Wireless. Their coverage is quite broad and can be used in a mobile environment. Sprint is initially offering "Massive MIMO," which is claimed to offer peak 5G performance and is available to mobile users.  Sprint is using "Mid-Band" (2.5 GHz) frequencies which has moderate coverage but medium download speeds.

Sprint has agreed to be acquired by T-Mobile.  The two networks combined will offer a significant mix of Low, Mid and High-Band channels.

Sprint 5G Coverage Maps


T-Mobile
T-Mobile 5G Wireless:
High and Low-Band Channels
T-Mobile now offers 5G Wireless in almost all urban markets and many rural areas. They claim service to 200 million people in the US. They are using 600 and 700 MHz ("Low Band") channels for nationwide coverage and additional "High-Band" frequencies (39 GHz) for higher downloads in urban core areas.

T-Mobile has agreed to acquire Sprint.  The two networks combined will offer a significant mix of Low, Mid and High-Band channels.

T-Mobile 5G Wireless Coverage Maps


Verizon Wireless 5G:
High-Band Channels
Verizon Wireless is offering 
mobile 5G Wireless in several cities and 5G Wireless for a fixed location under the name, "Home", in most of those markets. Verizon is using High-Band channels at 28 GHz, almost exclusively, for 5G coverage which has very high download speeds but very limited coverage.

► Verizon Wireless 5G Coverage

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Special 5G Situations:

C Spire
C Spire 5G Wireless:
C Spire, the largest and most aggressive company among smaller wireless carriers, is offering very small pockets of 5G coverage in their Mississippi and border service areas. They offer 5G Wireless service in Gulf Port, MS. They also offer 5G-quality fixed internet access across Mississippi
by deploying fiber to a “hub home.” That home gets free internet service from the company and then broadcasts a wireless signal to nearby homes. For nearby homes that sign up for its service, C Spire installs a dinner plate-sized antenna receiver on their roof.



The "New T-Mobile":
T-Mobile/Sprint merger has been approved but not yet executed.  Existing 5G Wireless coverage will soon be available to both companies' customers and they will also have access to a much broader swath of spectrum for 5G service, with Low, Mid, and High-Band Channels.  As this merger unfolds details will appear under the T-Mobile Review, above.



U.S. Cellular
US Cellular 5G:
US Cellular has announced their own 5G wireless coverage across large parts of Wisconsin and Iowa.  They intend to use their 600 MHz and 700 MHz Low-Band spectrum to provide very broad 5G coverage in both urban and rural areas.


Prepaid
5G for Your Prepaid Phone:
5G may eventually be available to each carrier's cellular 're-sellers' (MVNO). Sprint is making all of its 5G coverage available to their MVNO partners as soon as possible and most likely no later than the beginning of 2020. This may include partners of T-Mobile if their Sprint/T-Mobile merger is approved.

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