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  • 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.

    Source: T-Mobile
    This article was originally published in forum thread: T-Mobile Casts Wider Net to Reach More iPhone Customers started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 25 Comments
    1. Nyyankees's Avatar
      Nyyankees -
      Man im paying 30 bux on tmobiles monthly 4g plan i have Talktone and i get to make all the calls i want on 3g with unlimited texts and data so att can keep lte tmo's speed is more than functional for what we need it for
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      Quote Originally Posted by Nyyankees View Post
      Man im paying 30 bux on tmobiles monthly 4g plan i have Talktone and i get to make all the calls i want on 3g with unlimited texts and data so att can keep lte tmo's speed is more than functional for what we need it for
      Amen brother.
    1. angelsinojos's Avatar
      angelsinojos -
      Quote Originally Posted by n00neimp0rtant View Post
      Seriously can't wait. This is going to be so nice.
      I have had my iphones with tmobile for some years now. and now my Iphone 4 displays a nice 3G.. and no longer the E, and I have the tmobile 4g monthly, and the speed is awesome. mms, works fine, everything, and for $50 a month, with everything unlimited. and a very good speed, nothing, i mean nothing, beats that.. yeah I've paid 650 for the unlocked one, but on the long run... I winnnnnnn and not tight to a contract, swetttttttt
    1. qbnucca's Avatar
      qbnucca -
      Quote Originally Posted by angelsinojos View Post
      I have had my iphones with tmobile for some years now. and now my Iphone 4 displays a nice 3G.. and no longer the E, and I have the tmobile 4g monthly, and the speed is awesome. mms, works fine, everything, and for $50 a month, with everything unlimited. and a very good speed, nothing, i mean nothing, beats that.. yeah I've paid 650 for the unlocked one, but on the long run... I winnnnnnn and not tight to a contract, swetttttttt
      I get a 3G every time I start the phone, but after a few moments I lose the 3G then I'm stick back on edge. I think the problem is my edge signal is stronger then my 3G signal. Any tips or help from anyone would be appreciated. I want my phone to stay on 3G I'm in west palm beach I have a 4s and unlocked through Cydia 5.0.1

      Quote Originally Posted by qbnucca View Post
      I get a 3G every time I start the phone, but after a few moments I lose the 3G then I'm stick back on edge. I think the problem is my edge signal is stronger then my 3G signal. Any tips or help from anyone would be appreciated. I want my phone to stay on 3G I'm in west palm beach I have a 4s and unlocked through Cydia 5.0.1
      Should I keep roaming on?
    1. Lecram25's Avatar
      Lecram25 -
      All of the refarmed areas' speed tests I've seen so far seem to be limited to 21 Mbps HSPA+. Hopefully 42 Mbps HSPA+ will come later.

      Quote Originally Posted by bisayakid07 View Post
      Very disperate move from TMo. Of course that network is fast right now because it's a clean network. Only testing phone are on it. By the time subscribers are on it, I hope they have the budget to expand.
      You don't know what you're talking about.

      Their 1900 MHz spectrum is the same old [crowded] band that's been used for years. They're simply switching from GSM/GPRS/EDGE to 3G. In fact, there will still be a small portion of GSM/GPRS/EDGE left over 1900 MHz.

      Anyone with a modicum of sense could take a quick look at their 1700 MHz 3G/"4G" network and see that with all of the subscribers loaded on that network, the speeds are still fast. I'm talking a 31 Mbps speedtest fast (yes, that's LTE-like speed).

      So please don't compare T-Mobile's network to AT&T's congested and inefficient excuse of a network.

      It's a great time to be a T-Mobile customer. Get on that unlimited data plan while it lasts!