T-Mobile Casts Wider Net to Reach More iPhone Customers
T-Mobile may not officially carry the iPhone, but with unlocked devices populating the U.S. at ever-increasing proportions, it doesn't take much investigative work to read between the lines of T-Mobile latest advancements with regard to its 4G HSPA+ data networks.
In fact, the carrier is even referencing the iPhone by name in its announcement.
"Today Iím pleased to announce that Baltimore, Houston and Washington D.C. are the latest metro areas where T-Mobile customers can benefit from enhanced voice and data coverage, and faster speeds on unlocked devices, including the iPhone," says Neville Ray, Chief Technology Officer for T-Mobile USA.
"Our internal tests of unlocked iPhone 4S devices running over 4G (HSPA+) on our 1900 network recorded on average 70% faster download speeds than iPhone 4S devices on AT&ís network," Ray boasted in a clear effort to attract iPhone owners.
So even without being in the iPhone family, the carrier's $4 billion plan to transform its network to cutting-edge new standards is a clear indication that the iPhone remains important nonetheless to T-Mobile.