Sprint’s 5G network has gone live in Atlanta, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, and Kansas City, says the nation’s fourth largest wireless service provider.
The previously announced markets are the first to see the carrier’s new ultra-fast data connection, but they’ll soon be joined by other cities. On the horizon are Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Phoenix, and Washington, DC; however, it’s not clear when each will launch.
Once in place across the nine markets, its 5G will cover a total of 2,180 square miles and approximately 11.5 million people. This would give it the largest 5G coverage area in the US by a sizable amount.
The first compatible phone offered by the carrier is the LG V50 ThinQ 5G, which is on sale in cities with Sprint’s super-quick service. Looking ahead, Sprint will also sell the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G “this summer”.
Sprint also has the exclusive rights to the HTC 5G Hub, a mobile hotspot that allows for up to 20 devices to share the 5G network. For a limited time customers can activate the hub with a 100GB data plan for $60 per month.