Title 5G phone will connect to satellites next year, according to T-Mobile and SpaceX Starlink
According to a press release from T-Mobile, the “satellite-to-cellular service” will be available “everywhere in the continental US,
Hawaii, parts of Alaska, Puerto Rico and territorial waters.” The service is scheduled to launch in beta by the end of next year in “select areas,”
As Walter Piecyk, an analyst at LightShed Partners, tells The Verge:
"Apple and Samsung might have an easier time integrating existing satellite connectivity into their upcoming phones
Starlink will face in trying to cobble together spectrum rights with wireless operators around the globe."
Such a plan would be similar to what Verizon announced in collaboration with Amazon's Kuiper satellite internet project,
though that plan seems much further away from fruition, as Amazon doesn't seem to have launched any of its satellites yet.