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Frequency Bands

Frequency Bands

Frequency bands used by T-Mobile

The following tables list all the frequencies bands used by T-Mobile.

What band is actually used by your device is a combination of many factors. Every device supports different bands, and each cell tower supports different bands.

In general, the higher the frequency the faster the maximum potential speed, but the more the signal will suffer from physical obstructions between your device and the cell tower. In practice, lower frequency bands may give you better signal and better speed.

Most devices do not allow you to select a band. You may want your device to choose a higher frequency band, but the signal will not be good enough and the device will fall back to a lower frequency band.

When purchasing antenna or signal boost equipment, make sure to verify that it will support the frequency of the bands that your device uses.

Key

  • Main: This band is the primary band used by this carrier.
  • Sprint: This band was used by Sprint before the merger with T-Mobile.
  • Extended Range: The signal on this band travels twice as far from the tower and are four times better in buildings than mid-band LTE.
  • Carrier Aggregation: Potential to combine bands of spectrum to create wider channels in the 2.5 GHz band, for up to double the speed.

3G Bands

Band Frequency Uplink Downlink Carrier Notes
BC1 1900 MHz 1850–1910 MHz 1930–1990 MHz Sprint CDMA
B2 1900 MHz 1850–1910 MHz 1930–1990 MHz T-Mobile UMTS
B4 1700 MHz 1710–1755 MHz 2110–2155 MHz T-Mobile UMTS, Main
BC10 800 MHz 806–901 MHz 851–940 MHz Sprint CDMA

4G Bands

Band Frequency Uplink Downlink Carrier Notes
B2 1900 MHz 1850–1910 MHz 1930–1990 MHz T-Mobile
B4 1700 MHz 1710–1755 MHz 2110–2155 MHz T-Mobile Main
B5 850 MHz 824–849 MHz 869–894 MHz T-Mobile
B12 700 MHz 698–716 MHz 728–746 MHz T-Mobile Extended Range, Main
B25 1900 MHz 1850–1915 MHz 1930–1995 MHz Sprint Main
B26 850 MHz 814–849 MHz 859–894 MHz Sprint
B41 2500 MHz 2496–2690 MHz 2496–2690 MHz Sprint Carrier Aggregation
B66 1700 MHz 1710–1780 MHz 2110–2200 MHz T-Mobile
B71 600 MHz 663–698 MHz 617–652 MHz T-Mobile Extended Range

5G Bands

T-Mobile is primarily using N71, and starting to incorporate Sprint's N41. The high-band specturm N260 and N261 are not yet deployed.

Band Frequency Uplink Downlink Carrier Notes
N41 2500 MHz 2496–2690 MHz 2496–2690 MHz Sprint Mid-band Spectrum
N71 600 MHz 663–698 MHz 617–652 MHz T-Mobile Low-band Spectrum
N260 39 GHz 37.00–40.00 GHz 37.00–40.00 GHz T-Mobile High-band Spectrum, Future Use
N261 28 GHz 27.50–28.35 GHz 27.50–28.35 GHz T-Mobile High-band Spectrum, Future Use