iPhone 8 Does not Support 600Mhz

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iPhone 8 Does not Support 600Mhz

So what?  I have seen articles here, here, and here, stating that the new Apple iPhone 8 does not support 6ooMhz. Again, so what?  These articles are taking shots at T-Mobile’s 600Mhz strategy of covering the entire US by 2018. T-Mobile, however, has plenty of frequency that the iPhone 8 does support, and by the way, is beating all of the other carriers in regards to speed .

If they are the fastest carrier in download speeds with ALL of their customers having unlimited packages, you know they are doing something right. Moreover, T-Mobile has gained over a million customers over 17 consecutive quarters, beating out AT&T and Verizon, who are at a net loss of subscribers. It seems those articles about the iPhone not supporting 600Mhz were written by AT&T and/or Verizon fans.

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Frequency, LTE, and 5G

According to T-Mobile’s CTO, Neville Ray, “There’s no such thing as 5G spectrum”. And he’s right because frequency is frequency. The more frequency a carrier has, then the more capacity that carrier can give. That means higher speeds for more users. T-Mobile bought a huge chunk of 600Mhz and had already begun laying down the infrastructure nationwide. That means when 600Mhz becomes a standard frequency, T-Mobile will have an immense amount of capacity combined with what it already has. As a T-Mobile subscriber or not, you should be happy that a carrier does such an “Un-carrier” move by planning for the future.

When 5G is a reality, there will be a plethora of devices supporting all these frequencies, because only through hundreds of megahertz of frequency can you achieve gigabit speeds. And guess who’ll be ready to support those gigabit speeds to your devices? T-Mobile.

Disclaimer: I am not paid by T-Mobile, nor do I have any affiliation with them. However, I am a big fan of their “Un-carrier” strategy that has changed and disrupted the industry.