Bellevue-based T-Mobile is celebrating its 5G coverage milestones with limited quantities of specially labeled bottles of gin and non-alcoholic ginger beer, both of which go on sale starting Thursday, June 24.
The wireless carrier said today that its extended range 5G now covers 300 million people, months ahead of schedule, and ultra capacity 5G covers 150 million people. Extended range is low-band 5G that T-Mobile says is its best signal for traveling far and wide, and ultra capacity refers to its mid-band 5G network offering high speeds and capacity.
“Last year, when we said we’d cover 300 million people with 5G by the end of 2021, people thought we were crazy,” T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert said in a news release. “Now, we’ve blown by that goal six months ahead of schedule, and we won’t stop building the nation’s largest, fastest, and most reliable 5G network. Now, we’re gonna celebrate in a way only T-Mobile would — by bottling the Un-carrier spirit. … It’s time for a celebratory toast with 5Gin and 5Ginger Beer.”
To create Ultra Capacity 5Gin, T-Mobile joined with Gig Harbor-based Heritage Distilling Co. Offered in a black bottle, 5Gin uses Heritage’s award-winning Elk Rider Gin and includes a distinctive combination of botanicals crafted through a special field-to-flask distillation process.
5Gin is available for $30 per bottle not including shipping or taxes.
T-Mobile partnered with Seattle-based craft soda maker Jones Soda Co. to launch Extended Range 5Ginger Beer, a premium non-alcoholic brew. 5Ginger Beer comes in a six-pack for $10, plus the cost of shipping and taxes.
To order 5Gin or 5Ginger Beer or see some drink recipes, visit this site.