5G Wireless Reviews
on the technology, frequency bands and download speeds used by the
Different Types of 5G & How it Affects Coverage:
- Low-Band Channels:
-Uses frequencies between 600 and 2,000 MHz.
-Greatest amount of coverage, good in urban and rural areas.
-Coverage measured in miles.
-Good building penetration.
-Mounted on larger towers and rooftops.
-Small to medium improvement of download speeds over 4G LTE.
- Mid-Band Channels:
frequencies between 2 and 7 GHz.
-Medium coverage, good in urban and suburban areas.
-Coverage measured in thousands of feet.
-Adequate building penetration.
-Mounted on medium-sized towers and rooftops.
-Significant improvement of
download speeds over 4G LTE.
-Mid-Band is regarded as the "Sweet Spot" for ideal 5G coverage & data speeds.
- High-Band Channels:
frequencies between 7 and 50 GHz (a.k.a. millimeter or
-Very limited coverage, only used in areas of high population
-Coverage measured in hundreds of feet.
-May be unavailable in buildings.
-Can be mounted on light poles and short structures.
-Dramatic improvement of
download speeds over 4G LTE.
- Multi-Band Channels:
-Uses various technologies to combine channels within the same or different bands.
-May use non-5G frequencies to yield 5G equivalent performance.
of High(mmW)-, Mid- and Low-Band Coverage:
Source: T-Mobile, hence the magenta color
AT&T 5G Wireless:
forms of 5G Wireless are available from AT&T and 5G mobile coverage on Low-Band
(at 850 MHz), is available in most markets for all customers.
AT&T also offers "5G+" on High-Band
which provides their highest download speeds
very high frequency channels, with very limited coverage. AT&T also
has a few areas of Mid-Band coverage.
offers High-Speed Internet via conventional Fixed Wireless
in certain markets.
► AT&T 5G
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 provide service under
the Boost Mobile
and Ting Mobile brands operating through an agreement with
T-Mobile and other roaming partners.
indeed could build their own network which would make 5g Coverage
available to Boost and Ting customers, and Dish's own or affiliated
wireless. Dish has their own spectrum in both Low and Mid-Band frequencies
which have moderate to good coverage and
download speeds from better, to much better than, 4G-LTE.
High and Low-Band Channels, Expanding into Mid-Band.
T-Mobile now offers 5G Wireless in almost all urban markets and many
They claim service to 200 million people in the US. They are using 600
and 700 MHz ("Low Band") channels
for nationwide coverage and
frequencies (39 GHz) for faster downloads in
urban core areas.
Also, T-Mobile has acquired Sprint and is
offering combined 5G coverage of the two networks, including
Sprint's extensive Mid-Band
coverage, with a
compatible 5G device. The two
networks combined will offer a
significant mix of Low, Mid and High-Band channels.
5G Wireless Coverage Maps
US Cellular 5G Wireless:
US Cellular offers 5G Wireless in Iowa and
Wisconsin and in border areas of Missouri and Minnesota. They
are using 600
and 700 MHz ("Low Band")
for broad coverage including rural areas. Their 5G is
faster than their 4G - LTE
US Cellular 5G Wireless Coverage
Verizon Wireless 5G:
High-, Low- and Multi-Band
Wireless is offering mobile 5G Wireless
in several cities and 5G Wireless
for a fixed location under the name,
"Home", in some of those markets. Verizon is using High-Band channels
at 28 GHz for their "Ultra Wideband" (UW) service, located in small
parts of the cities where UW coverage is offered, which has
very high download speeds but very limited
Their Low-Band channels, with excellent coverage, uses their
existing 800 MHz channels which is also used for other types of
service, which, for now, limits the capacity of those channels.
► Verizon Wireless 5G High-Band Coverage
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Spire 5G Wireless:
C Spire, the largest and most aggressive company among smaller wireless
carriers, is offering small pockets of mobile 5G coverage in their
Mississippi and border service areas. They also offer 5G
"Home" Wireless service in several communities, with 120
wireless internet service connected by
fiber to a neighborhood hub. Nearby homes and businesses get a dinner
plate-sized antenna and receiver installed for service.
T-Mobile/Sprint merger has been executed and the 2 5G networks are being
5G Wireless coverage is being made available to both companies'
customers and they have access to a much broader swath of spectrum for 5G
service, with Low,
Mid, and High-Band Channels. To experience maximum
5G coverage you need a compatible 5G wireless device.
GCI is offering 5G wireless in Alaska in an agreement with T-Mobile. This unique relationship gives T-Mobile bragging
of being able to offer 5G service "in all 50 states". This
also gives GCI customers access to 5G in the US mainland. GCI
is expanding 5G into the markets where they offer fiber Internet which
the state's populated areas.
Several Prepaid carriers offer 5G coverage and 5G phones. We believe
that 5G plans will eventually be available from most, if not all,