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11-07-2012, 05:59 PM #1
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.
11-07-2012, 06:39 PM #2
Seriously can't wait. This is going to be so nice.
11-07-2012, 06:39 PM #3
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.
11-07-2012, 06:45 PM #4
Here in the Phoenix, Arizona area T-mo has flipped the switch on too, so lovin' not having to deal with Edge anymore.
11-07-2012, 07:11 PM #5
Can't wait to have it in my area, I'm in Louisiana but when I go to Houston, only 2hrs away, I pick up a 3G signal...smh
11-07-2012, 07:13 PM #6
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11-07-2012, 07:33 PM #7
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11-07-2012, 08:12 PM #9
I think it's awesome that T-Mobile is doing this. Definitely something nice for those using unlocked phones that don't want to pay the AT&T/Verizon prices.
11-07-2012, 08:14 PM #10
Correct me if am wrong cause i really dont know but.. Is the 4s even 4G compatible?
I thought the iPhone 5 was the first mobile device built by apple to support 4G networks?
11-07-2012, 08:22 PM #11
11-07-2012, 08:35 PM #12
LTE is still not true "4G" speeds but is marketed as such. The iPhone 5 is the first iPhone to support LTE.
11-07-2012, 08:59 PM #13
Can't wait for 3G in the Chicago suburbs area!
11-07-2012, 09:04 PM #14
I've been getting pretty frequent 3g here in Chicago the last week or so after seeing no signs of it over the last several months. Haven't had any blazing fast speeds (max was 5 megs, I think) but compared to Edge it's one hell of a treat. On the $5.99 t-zones plan? Unbeatable.
11-08-2012, 12:05 AM #15
Had an original iPhone on Tmo. When I made the jump to the iPhone 4, I decided to ditch Tmo and go back to AT&T. Wow was that a mistake. Had to though - here in Houston, Tmo has only offered edge ntwk in iPhone spectrums until recently.
I think Tmo - with all the craptons of cash they've had thrown at them and with the acquisition of metroPCS (most advanced LTE ntwk in America), Tmo is about one year away from being the best ntwk.
11-08-2012, 07:31 AM #16
11-08-2012, 07:58 AM #17
50$ unlimited everything (yes edge sucks). I also live in the Chicago area and last week traveling by ohare airport, my edge signal went to 3G. I should have tested it out but didn't think about it. Turns out a couple of other people noticed the same thing in different parts of the city when I was asking around.
Maybe not so far off for use Chicago area users.
11-08-2012, 08:04 AM #18
11-08-2012, 08:36 AM #19Wth???
I'm not even going to begin on how wrong you are and justify educating you...
But for all others- HSPA+ runs in a COMPLETELY different network (WCDMA in Tmos case to be exact) and the speeds are MUCH MUCH more that ALL other networks INCLUDING most LTE networks in the nation... (Don't believe me? - look at NON-BIAS organizations like Consumer Reports, and industry experts like Cnet, PCWorld, etc, etc...)
The other side to this and where everybody else BUT Tmo is the back haul network that Tmo has that NO other, and I mean NO other, network can compare... When Tmo LTE network comes out it WILL be more than 3x faster than the top network today-Verizon!!! so look for it in a city near you by mid 2013...
And that my friend is how the cookie crumbles...!!!
11-08-2012, 09:29 AM #20