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  • T-Mobile Aggressively Prepping Network for iPhone's Arrival


    Last week MMi reported that T-Mobile is finished existing in the shadow of the nation's top three wireless carriers. In 2013, T-Mobile will join the ranks of Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint by formally carrying the iPhone across its network - a network that is actively being upgraded ahead of this major development.

    On Thursday, T-Mobile launched its upgraded HSPA+ systems in five key regions across the U.S. The launch regions this morning included Chicago, Illinois, Reno, Nevada, Fresno and Sacramento, California, and the greater Los Angeles community (but not actually downtown LA).

    T-Mobile says these upgrades will now provide voice and data enhancements, improved signal strength and in-building coverage for customers in the aforementioned regions.

    "T-Mobile has now enhanced the network in 23 metro areas," says Neville Ray, Chief Technology Officer for T-Mobile USA, "and we have already reached 100 million people with this improved network experience." Ray says that mobile network advancements are also ongoing everywhere from Boston and the New York metro area, to Philadelphia and San Diego.

    Source: T-Mobile
    This article was originally published in forum thread: T-Mobile Aggressively Prepping Network for iPhone's Arrival started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 12 Comments
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      Found this to be very exciting reading T-Mo news.
      * Internal tests of unlocked iPhone 4S devices running over 4G (HSPA+) on our 1900 MHz network recorded on average 70% faster download speeds than iPhone 4S devices on AT&T’s network. Savings based on comparison of T-Mobile $69.99/month Unlimited Talk, Text and Data plan against AT&T Unlimited Talk, Text, and 3GB Smartphone Data plan. Does not include taxes, fees or promotional offers. Plan features and limitations vary.
    1. thevmax's Avatar
      thevmax -
      doesn't do you any good if they are not broadcasting 4G LTE in your area! (Like mine!?!)
    1. Tony9592's Avatar
      Tony9592 -
      Can't wait! So far I've only been getting spotty 3G in my area(Chicago suburbs).
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Good that they put that failed ATT bid contract money/towers to use. Or did the US part of T-Mobile not see any of that since the parent T-Mobile was trying to cut it off.
    1. Donnutt's Avatar
      Donnutt -
      AT&Ts LTE in buffalo NY when I was visiting last month was 60mbps down and 20 up. Which is great, but I burned through my 5gb data REALLY fast. It's like having a 6 lane highway with no speed limit that you can only drive 1 mile on. T-mobile's unlimited everything plan looks pretty attractive...
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Donnutt View Post
      AT&Ts LTE in buffalo NY when I was visiting last month was 60mbps down and 20 up. Which is great, but I burned through my 5gb data REALLY fast. It's like having a 6 lane highway with no speed limit that you can only drive 1 mile on. T-mobile's unlimited everything plan looks pretty attractive...
      Not really. I been getting 40 down and causes no issues because speed has not affected my internet habits while on cell at all. The pages didn't change at all. They just load faster and thats about it.
    1. Donnutt's Avatar
      Donnutt -
      Ah yes. However, when I go to a friends house and try to download a large file on his dsl connection, I'm sorely tempted to tether my phone and have that 2gb file in 15 seconds. 😊
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Donnutt View Post
      Ah yes. However, when I go to a friends house and try to download a large file on his dsl connection, I'm sorely tempted to tether my phone and have that 2gb file in 15 seconds. ��
      At the speeds I get almost temp me to do the same at home with cable connection. lol
    1. ohthatguyagain's Avatar
      ohthatguyagain -
      Quote Originally Posted by Cer0 View Post
      At the speeds I get almost temp me to do the same at home with cable connection. lol
      Ditto. AT&T - Conroe (North Houston, TX).
    1. sane's Avatar
      sane -
      Quote Originally Posted by thevmax View Post
      doesn't do you any good if they are not broadcasting 4G LTE in your area! (Like mine!?!)
      Yeah, around here there's not internet superhighway, just a dirt track.
    1. Greatbiguns's Avatar
      Greatbiguns -
      Gonna have to check out T-Mobile plans to see what they offer, my ATT service sucks....
    1. Chula's Avatar
      Chula -
      I'm going crazy the slow speed I'm getting (Bronx)on my i5 I can't stand it I don't know what to do or where to go😱