Mobile Is Bringing 5G To Its Metro Prepaid Service

T-Mobile's pre-paid Metro service will get 5G support in 2019

United Services Automobile Association increased its stake in shares of T-Mobile Us Inc (NASDAQ:TMUS) by 1.3% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

In conjunction with the rebranding effort, T-Mobile's prepaid service is also refreshing its pricing options to include Google One cloud storage services and an Amazon Prime account with its $60-per-month unlimited option.

Why it matters: By announcing 5G support early on, T-Mobile is proving that its commitment to the pre-paid space isn't limited to a simple reimagining of its brand. The savviest attendees can even make the switch right there onsite to join Keegan-Michael Key as Metro by T-Mobile customers! "It'll transform the wireless experience", T-Mobile Chief Technology Officer Neville Ray said in a statement.

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Benefits are being offered irrelevant of whether a customer is prepaid or postpaid. And the plot will thicken as 5G, which they say "is going to change everything", rolls out.

Skyworks CTO Peter Gammel explains it all in the video "5G in Five Minutes".

In brief, 5G doesn't just deliver high-resolution video uploads and downloads faster by improving the data rates on your mobile device by more than a hundredfold - from about 20 Mbps over 4G to 2,000 Mbps in 5G. The device, taking into consideration such factors as your level of expertise and how many other skiers are on the mountain, "makes some decisions in real time and provides feedback as to what your decision would be, nearly acting like an assistant". The carrier will start offering 5G service next year, simultaneously with the launch of T-Mobile's own 5G network that it will piggyback on.

"If Metro meets that promise, it will go a long way toward bolstering the reputation of prepaid, which many folks associate with less-than-stellar network coverage and cheaper phones". The action is partly an attempt by T-Mobile to tell customers the brand is powered by T-Mobile's network. In February, T-Mobile shared plans to build out its 5G network in 30 cities this year including Las Vegas, Dallas, New York and Los Angeles. T-Mobile CEO John Legere and Marcelo Claure, his counterpart at Sprint, have both been outspoken in claiming that the deal must be approved for the U.S.to lead the way in 5G technology and innovation. But, Metro has been quietly changing the prepaid landscape for years, and today, the company takes a giant wireless leap forward for customers.

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