Metro is on the T-Mobile Network. Strong, dependable network connectivity is more critical than ever, and by joining forces, T-Mobile and Sprint are building the largest and most reliable 5G network. The new T-Mobile network will deliver:
More capacity – 14 times more network capacity in the next six years than T-Mobile could offer alone. That means more power for streaming, gaming, downloading, and more.
Crazy-fast speed – customers will have access to average 5G speeds that are up to eight times faster than current LTE in just a few years, and 15 times faster over the next six years.
5G for nearly everyone – within six years, the new T-Mobile will provide 5G to 99% of the U.S. population, including rural America.
Is 5G faster than LTE?
Yes—5G is faster than 4G LTE, but actual speeds may vary depending on your device and network conditions.
During congestion, heavy data users (>35GB/mo. for most plans) and customers choosing lower-prioritized plans may notice lower speeds & Metro customers may notice lower speeds vs. T-Mobile, due to data prioritization.
How can I get 5G? Do I need to pay extra?
You’ll need a 5G-capable device from our phone catalog to access T-Mobile's 5G network. If you have a 5G-capable device, good news—5G access is included in all our plans, at no additional cost. Don’t have a 5G device just yet? No worries, our 4G LTE network has you covered just about everywhere.
What is 5G? What’s the difference between 4G LTE and 5G?
5G is the fifth generation of wireless network technology, designed to meet today’s growing data demands while expanding the scope of mobile technology beyond the capabilities of LTE. With 5G, large amounts of data can be transmitted much more efficiently than with 4G LTE, and that means faster speeds, more reliable service, less lag, and the ability to handle many more connections without buffering. Over time, these improvements will unlock amazing innovations and transform the way we live, work, and play.