T-Mobile Launches First-ever 600 MHz Hotspot Device

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T-Mobile launched the first-ever 600 MHz hotspot, the Coolpad Surf, for $3 per month for 24 months plus a data plan.

This pocket-sized hotspot from Coolpad Americas gives reliable speed and coverage on the go. The Coolpad Surf taps into T-Mobile’s 600 MHz LTE, now available in more than 2,700 cities and towns across 43 states and Puerto Rico.

That's a game-changer for Americans as 600 MHz LTE offers even more LTE coverage and capacity to T-Mobile’s network. And because the signal travels twice as far from the tower and works four times better in buildings than mid-band, 600 MHz LTE offers better coverage -- even in more rural areas.

T-Mobile swept the FCC’s Broadcast Incentive Auction in April 2017, winning a massive haul of super-premium low band spectrum to cover every American across the U.S. and Puerto Rico. After receiving its spectrum licenses from the FCC, the Operator began lighting up its 600 MHz network in only two months, and in September 2017, T-Mobile announced the first-ever 600 MHz device – the LG V30.

Neville Ray, CTO, T-Mobile
The Coolpad Surf joins an impressive lineup of 600 MHz capable devices at T-Mobile -- we went from zero devices to 29 in just over a year with phones, tablets, IoT devices and now, a hotspot. Now, along with 600 MHz adding more coverage and more capacity, T-Mobile customers continue to get more choice. And we're just getting started.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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