Sprint’s 5G network for phones just went live yesterday in what’s becoming the biggest competitive market for 5G: Chicago.
There are limited devices that can connect to the network right now.
Two smartphones, the LG V50 ThinQ and Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, and the HTC 5G Hub.
Verizon’s mmWave 5G technology, meanwhile, has severely limited potential to pass through materials, though beam-forming can allow the signal to transmit over long distances, but it requires more ideal conditions than 2.4GHz needs to transmit the same distance.
That different bit of spectrum does come with some other trade-offs, though.
It may not offer the same 5G speeds as mmWave can offer.