Chicago is one of nine markets where Sprint is launching True Mobile 5G. In addition to the Windy City, Sprint 5G is currently available in areas of Atlanta, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and Kansas City and the company is expected to launch service in areas of Los Angeles, New York City, Phoenix and Washington, D.C. in the coming weeks. Sprint’s True Mobile 5G network will cover approximately 2,100 square miles and 11 million people total across all 9 market areas, giving Sprint the largest initial 5G coverage footprint in the U.S.
"We’re proud to give customers across the heart of Chicago their first truly mobile 5G experience," said Sprint CEO Michel Combes. "We’re also excited about the tremendous opportunity for growth and innovation that Sprint 5G will bring across a wide range of industries including energy, healthcare, manufacturing, finance, insurance, transportation, hospitality and more."
True Mobile 5G from Sprint is available from the historic IL-64 in the north to Stevenson Expressway in the south, and as far as California Avenue in the west to the periphery of Lake Michigan in the east. Sprint 5G covers popular destinations such as Magnificent Mile, River North, Millennium Park, River Front, The Loop and Grant Park, as well as the neighborhoods of Gold Coast, Old Town, West Loop, Ukrainian Village, Medical Village, University of Illinois at Chicago, South Loop and more.
At the foundation of Sprint 5G is Massive MIMO, a breakthrough technology that dramatically improves network capacity. In Chicago, Sprint is using 64T64R (64 transmitters 64 receivers) 5G Massive MIMO radios from Samsung Networks. These radios support a feature called split-mode that enables Sprint to simultaneously deliver LTE Advanced and 5G New Radio (NR) service. Sprint’s 5G Massive MIMO radios run on its 2.5 GHz mid-band spectrum, and they are deployed on Sprint’s existing 4G cell sites, providing a nearly identical footprint for both 2.5 GHz LTE and 5G NR coverage.
The Latest Iconic 5G Devices
Sprint is building one of the largest 5G device portfolios in the U.S. to give customers more choice in how they access 5G. Sprint has already launched three powerful devices enabling customers to experience 5G mobility and blazing-fast speeds: LG V50 ThinQTM 5G, HTC 5G Hub, and Samsung Galaxy S10 5G. These devices are powered by a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Mobile Platform using the Snapdragon X50 5G modem with integrated transceiver and Qualcomm Technologies’ RF Front-End solutions.
Using a key 5G technology, dual-connectivity (EN-DC), Sprint can deliver 4G LTE and 5G simultaneously to customers’ devices, enabling download faster speeds than before and a better overall experience on capable devices.
LG V50 ThinQ 5G offers striking clarity and vibrant colors with LG’s OLED display and great audio quality via stereo speakers, DTS:X 3D Surround and Hi-Fi Quad DAC. With Sprint’s limited time pricing, LG V50 ThinQ 5G is just $24 per month with $0 down with Sprint Flex lease – that’s half off the lease price.1
HTC 5G Hub, a Sprint-exclusive in the U.S., is a unique and powerful device enabling smooth 4K video streaming for an amazing TV viewing experience, lower latency, virtually buffer-free gaming, and 5G mobile hotspot connectivity for up to 20 users in a compact desktop box with a 5-inch display. For a limited time, HTC 5G Hub is just $12.50 per month – that’s a savings of 50%.2
Samsung Galaxy S10 5G features a 6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED display with an edge-to-edge screen, the Galaxy S series’ most advanced, pro-grade camera system, and a powerful 4,500 mAh all day intelligent battery.3 For a limited time, customers save $250 when leasing the Galaxy S10 5G. Then customers pay just $40.28 per month with $0 down.4
Launches ‘Unlimited Premium’ tariff
Unlimited Premium is the plan of choice for Sprint’s 5G-enabled phones with nationwide Unlimited data, talk and text, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Twitch Prime, Tidal HiFi, full HD streaming and 100 GB LTE mobile hotspot. As Sprint’s best Unlimited value, it costs just $80 per month with AutoPay for one line – a value of nearly $150 per month.
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