It turns out the nation’s third largest carrier has some exciting plans up its sleeve for the new year. T-Mobile has just announced via Facebook that it expects to have 200 million T-Mobile customers covered by the end of 2013.
“Ready to go even faster? LTE will reach 200M T-Mobile customers by the end of 2013.
T-Mobile announced today that 10 more metro areas throughout the U.S. now have HSPA+ coverage. Customers on T-Mobile’s network in these areas with appropriate handsets can take advantage of T-Mobile’s Challenger initiative to eventually roll out service on the 1900MHz HSPA+ band nationwide.
Once T-Mobile launches their 1900MHz HSPA+ spectrum, this will finally enable AT&T phones (such as the iPhone) to receive their HSPA+ network and not just EDGE. Once this network re-framework is complete, you can bet that plenty of T-Mobile users will start getting the iPhone.
T-Mobile’s UnCarrier approach to the cell phone carrier market has pretty bold and successful so far, but when you’re looking at the big picture, T-Mobile’s network still just isn’t on par with what Verizon and AT&T offer, especially in terms of coverage.
T-Mobile’s Chief Technology Officer Neville Ray announced enhanced coverage for the carrier’s network in 14 metro areas. This final announcement caps off a year in which T-Mobile commenced a $4 billion investment in infrastructure.
T-Mobile's HTC-manufactured G2 smartphone was reviewed by eWEEK and found to offer blazing speed using T-Mobile's 4G-like HSPA+ network. A strong feature set, Android 2.2, and reliable operation more than overcome a few flaws, Wayne Rash writes....
I have T-Mobile US as my mobile provider, and Google Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ phone, which lacks LTE. At my current place, I seem to be getting EDGE coverage, which is quite spotty, and slow, but at least it's somewhat usable, unlike UMTS, which doesn't even connect.