And another one's gone. With the Justice Department signing off onin July, and with the Federal Communications Commission on the merger soon, the number of nationwide wireless mobile carriers will drop to three, for the moment.
And the merger -- which has been in the works for a year and is expected to close by the second half of this year if it gets past the Google and others. The combined carrier may very well offer these phones as incentives to get you to switch.-- comes at the start of pre-holiday new-phone season, with devices expected from
And the new T-Mobile said it plans to eventually offer coverage to
合并后的 5G 覆盖范围如何？
5G is a more interesting story. The major over a range of spectrum bands, and each carrier's mix of bands determines their coverage. At one end is "sub-6," which is extremely efficient and reliable at providing connections over long distances, indoors and out. On the other end, is millimeter wave, or "mmWave," which offers higher capacity, but over much, much shorter distances. And mmWave reception is fussier indoors, with seemingly everything -- walls, glass, hands -- capable of blocking the signal.
T-Mobile is strong on both the long-distance sub-6 side and the short-distance mmWave side. Sprint's strength lies in the midrange spectrum between the two extremes. So T-Mobile's and Sprint's combined spectrum should deliver broad, fast and reliable 5G coverage, especially inwhich have lagged behind cities in access to fast connectivity.
As part of the deal,to 97 percent of the US population in three years. And in six years, that number goes 99 percent. In rural areas, T-Mobile will have 5G coverage for 85 percent of the population in three years, and then 90 percent in six years. And T-Mobile also agreed to provide mobile broadband service in rural areas as part of the deal.
（如果您希望跟踪您所在地区是否提供 5G，Ookla 正在通过其Speedtest.net服务监控 5G 网络的全球部署。借助其方便的交互式地图，您可以向下钻取到城市级别，查看谁在部署 5G 或不是部署 5G。
A argues that the merger would "harm mobile subscribers nationwide by reducing access to affordable, reliable wireless service, hitting lower-income and minority communities particularly hard."brought by 15 states and the District of Columbia looks to halt the T-Mobile/Sprint merger. The suit filled in June by state and district attorneys general
As part of the approval process, T-Mobile said it will sell Virgin Mobile businesses -- and prepaid customers -- and access to T-Mobile's wireless network for several years to help kickstart its own wireless service., creating a new fourth nationwide carrier. Dish will get spectrum, Sprint's Boost and
The major carriers are all working to attract subscribers, offering everything from affordable data plans to.
And T-Mobile should have plenty of devices -- especiallybut perhaps not the -- it can dangle in front of you to entice you sign up.