According to T-Mobile, the 5G network is bigger than that of Verizon and AT&T combined.

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T-Mobile has launched another ad campaign that blows up Verizon's 5G network coverage and tells the competing network operator that "the truth hurts". T-Mobile said on Wednesday that customers can only connect to Verizon's 5G network 0.4% of the time, as it is only active in certain parts of some cities.

"You probably can't get Verizon 5G, but check out the good side – you can play Connect-the-Dots on your" Coverage "card," tweeted Mike Sievert, CEO of T-Mobile.

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T-Mobile has since said that it is expanding 5G in the US and using several frequency bands for this purpose. "It is paying off for our customers who now have access to a 5G network that is bigger than AT&T and Verizon combined," said T-Mobile.

Verizon has launched its 5G network in 35 cities in the United States – however, it is only available in certain parts of those cities. According to T-Mobile, the 5G network will reach almost 250 million people. Last month, AT&T announced that its 5G network spanned 205 million people.

You can see T-Mobile's 5G Coverage Maps here, AT&T 5G Maps here, and Verizon's 5G Coverage Map here.

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The three carriers use different radio waves for their 5G networks: Verizon uses a 5G high-band millimeter wave spectrum that is limited to short distances and blocked by solid obstacles such as buildings and trees, while AT&T uses its low 850 MHz -Spectrum used -band 5G network. AT&T will also use a new technology called Dynamic Spectrum Sharing to share its 4G radio waves with 5G and improve performance this summer.

T-Mobile also uses the 600 MHz low-band spectrum – which has better range at slower speeds – but has now also integrated Sprint's 2.5 GHz mid-band spectrum since the carrier's merger with Sprint in April valued at $ 26.5 billion.

This is not T-Mobile's first anti-Verizon 5G ad campaign;; In February, the company began calling its competitor “Verwhyzon” and asking why Verizon's 5G is only available in limited areas. It did so after last year's VerHideZon advertising campaign, which resulted in Verizon's lack of transparency about where the 5G networks were live. T-Mobile described its previous campaign as successful and verified Verizon to publish 5G availability cards in November 2019.

Verizon did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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