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Sprint is still sweating out regulatory approval for its would-be merger with T-Mobile.
On its own as the nation's No. 4 wireless carrier, Sprint on Thursday turned on mobile 5G in parts of Atlanta, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and its own Kansas City backyard, with areas of Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Phoenix and Washington, D.C., expected to follow in the coming weeks.
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Sprint claims the rollout of the speedy next-generation wireless network gives it the largest initial footprint of 5G in the U.S. Earlier this month, Sprint signaled that it would be flipping the switch on 5G very soon, when it started taking preorders on the LG V50 ThinQ 5G smartphone, the first handset to take advantage of the new network.
The HTC 5G Hub for home broadband, a U.S exclusive for Sprint, will also be compatible in the company's 5G markets.
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Meanwhile, Sprint says Samsung's Galaxy S10 5G phone will be available for Sprint come summer.
The Galaxy phone is already on sale at Verizon, which has launched limited 5G network service in Chicago and Minneapolis, with 20 additional U.S. cities to come in 2019: Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Des Moines, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Little Rock, Memphis, Phoenix, Providence, San Diego, Salt Lake City and Washington, D.C.
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Sprint previously announced that, for a limited time, the LG phone will cost $24 per month with $0 down under the Sprint Flex lease plan, half the regular price.
HTC's 5G Hub will cost $12.50...
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