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Every 5G city and region for every major carrier in the US (Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint)

As we settle into mid-2020, 5G has soundly made its presence felt in markets stretching all across the US. What started off as extremely patchy deployment has been getting better, fast, as carriers both bring 5G support to new regions and switch on new frequencies to improve the quality of coverage. But the rapidly changing shape of the 5G landscape has also made it really annoying to keep of what kind of connectivity you can expect from what carriers, where. That's why we're taking a look at the availability of 5G in the US: where it is now, where it's coming next, and how to get it.

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T-Mobile is getting three new budget phones this summer, and two have styluses

Three new budget phones are headed to the carriers of the New T-Mobile — two of them with styluses. You'll be able to get a couple of them from Metro by T-Mobile starting today and from Sprint and T-Mobile starting later this week.

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Verizon LG V50 phones are the latest to receive Android 10 upgrade

Back in December, LG began to roll out the official version of Android 10 to South Korean-based G8 ThinQ phones following a brief beta program. During this time, LG also launched an Android 10 beta for the beefier V50 ThinQ. Now we've learned that the South Korean variant of the V50 has started to receive the stable version of Android 10 as early as last week.

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Sprint's dual-screen LG G8X ThinQ gets Android 10 update

For those looking for a more affordable dual-screen smartphone than Samsung's Galaxy Z Flip or Galaxy Fold, LG's G8X ThinQ isn't a bad option. Available in the US through a couple of carriers, the Sprint model of the G8X has just begun receiving its Android 10 update.

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T-Mobile, already eating Verizon's 5G lunch, building thousands of mid-band sites a month

T-Mobile is getting busy building out 5G with Sprint's prized 2.5GHz spectrum. The company is working towards transitioning legacy customers over to the new network over the next few years — albeit in an ugly way for some — and that means making sure the new technology's robust enough to be attractive. The bottom line, then, is that we should expect to see 2.5GHz everywhere and soon.

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US carriers forgiving late payments, continue to bolster benefits during coronavirus fallout

Cellular carriers have earned many negative impressions over the years for poor billing practices, unfair contracts, and some dubious attempts to insert themselves where they might not belong; but there's no denying that they have a good track record for giving a little back in times of crisis. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, carriers in the U.S. have committed to not terminate customers' lines and provide more data and cheaper plans to those who need them.

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T-Mobile confirms it's going to brick 5G on most Sprint 5G phones post-merger

T-Mobile will shut down Sprint's 5G network in order to rework its spectrum into its own 5G grid. While those with a Galaxy S20 series device on Sprint will be able to use 5G on either network, other 5G phone owners will eventually have to migrate to those S20s. The upcoming changes have been announced as the recently-merged carriers begin integrating their separate cellular infrastructure into a cohesive network — a process that's expected to take 3 years.

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Galaxy S20 owners on Sprint will soon have access to T-Mobile's nationwide 5G

The consummation of Sprint and T-Mobile's merger, in addition a whole slew of other consequences, means two cellular networks are coming together. The New T-Mobile is already building on Sprint's mid-band 2.5GHz spectrum licenses — prized for giving a balance of speed and coverage for 5G — in a couple of major cities while Sprint customers already roaming on T-Mobile LTE can soon access 600MHz 5G if they have the right phone.

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T-Mobile's merger with Sprint is now complete, Legere steps down as CEO

Today, T-Mobile has announced that its merger with Sprint has officially completed. After years of rumors, planning, and several challenges, the two are now joined together, existing together under the single T-Mobile name. John Legere, T-Mobile's exuberant and endearingly obscene CEO, is also handing off the reigns for the new company to Mike Sievert, who was up until now COO and President of T-Mobile.

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US carriers announce store closures as coronavirus lockdowns commence

The United States is in lockdown for the foreseeable future as officials and health experts hope to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus as much as possible. Landline and wireless service providers have pledged to keep service on for all customers over the next 2 months as employment becomes a tenuous proposition for many in this period of isolation. But for those who drop off their payments at a store or for anyone with an immediate need to purchase a phone at this time, you should know that Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon either have or are going to temporarily close a number of their stores.

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