The NYC update is great news. Hopefully the next “city update” comes soon, before the halo effect of this one fades.
You could make a case that it would be better for Sprint to announce this kind of good news for multiple cities at once... if it’s actually possible to do that. It may not be given Sprint’s deployment/upgrade pace.
When the companies know what 5G actually is, then they can deploy it. Right now, it is just 1 higher than 4G (?).
I personally think if there is a merger that the new company name should be Sprint. Not T-Mobile, it needs to be a better name without a hyphen.
Sprint is far more than wireless, look at their fiber network around the world, that is of very high quality. This is one of the big reasons why T-Mobile want Sprint.
The S9/Note 9 are both top tier phones that match or exceed oltheir competition. However I think we can all tell that Samsung held back this year in order to pull out all the stops for their next round of devices.
I'm aware however Massive MIMO equipment is 5G equipment in the case of Sprint. All work being done with regard to Massive MIMO also applies to 5G-NR even though it won't go live for a few months. That's why I said they're the same step.