Mint Mobile now provides 5G access to all customers free of charge, the company announced on Tuesday. The carrier, which is, using T-Mobile’s 4G LTE and 5G networks for coverage. In all plans, a 5G-compatible phone will switch from 4G to 5G depending on which signal is strongest at your current location.
“Every Mint plan has 5G for free … unlike some of our competitors,” Mint Mobile said.
“It looks like we may not know what 5G is, so we’ll just give it away for free to every plan until we know that,” Reynolds said in a video.
cost , $ 20 a month for 8GB, $ 25 a month for 12GB and $ 30 a month for unlimited data. Pricing is the same as its 12-month plans but a bit more expensive than a six-month option. Plans also include unlimited conversation and text, free calling in Mexico and Canada and free mobile hotspot capabilities.
“No 5G signal goes away (others can be blocked by things like leaves),” Mint Mobile said, adding that it uses the low-band 600MHz spectrum “because it benefits you the most.”
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The three major US carriers use different radio waves for their 5G networks: Verizon uses a high-band millimeter-wave 5G spectrum, which is limited to traveling long distances and is blocked by solid barriers such as buildings and trees, while AT&T uses the 850MHz spectrum for low-band 5G networks.
T-Mobile also uses the low-band 600MHz spectrum – with better coverage but slower speeds – but now also incorporates Sprint’s 2.5GHz midband spectrum from the $ 26.5 billion carrier carrier Sprint that went through April.
You can check the Mint Mobile coverage map here to see if there is a 5G service in your area.
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