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T-Mobile is launching its 5G service in six US cities on June 28

Paired with the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G.

t-mobile's 5G coverage map overlaid with a map of downtown New York
Image: T-Mobile

If you’ve been waiting for T-Mobile to launch its 5G service, you won’t have long to wait. Well, some of you won’t, as 5G is coming to six cities across the US on June 28.

That’s to coincide with the release of the first 5G-enabled phone on T-Mobile’s network, the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G.

T-Mobile is starting small with its 5G roll-out

Like, really small. Only the superfast millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum is coming to those six cities in the initial stages. The more interesting part of 5G, the low- and mid-band frequencies will be part of the next wave of activations.

That later addition will reach more users, as it trades some of the speed of mmWave for greater coverage. Possibly crucially, the launch phone (Samsung’s Galaxy S10 5G), only supports the low-range, high-speed mmWave spectrum.

  • The cities are: Atlanta, Cleveland, Dallas, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and New York City
  • The Galaxy S10 5G will destroy your wallet (and your data cap), it’s $1,299 at full price. Even on finance, that breaks down to $31.25 a month with a $549.99 down payment

Unless you live in one of the small neighborhoods covered by T-Mobile’s mmWave, you can probably wait until the wider roll-out of the spectrum and more handset choices.

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