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FCC gets visit from LTE enabled T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S III

FCC gets visit from LTE enabled T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S III
T-Mobile appears ready to launch its LTE pipeline in Las Vegas and Kansas City. Once the nation's fourth largest carrier starts blanketing the country with its LTE signal, it is expected that it will send out a software update to turn on the LTE support buried inside the Samsung GALAXY Note II and the Nokia Lumia 810. Additionally, T-Mobile is expected to add an LTE flavored version of the Samsung Galaxy S III to its lineup. Currently, the three devices use the mobile operator's HSPA+ network for 4G coverage.

T-Mobile's Samsung Galaxy S III with LTE support has just visited the FCC

T-Mobile's Samsung Galaxy S III with LTE support has just visited the FCC

Since the LTE-enabled version of the Samsung Galaxy S III would be using a different radio than its current model, the FCC needs to sign off on the device. The SGH-T999L, as the phone is known to its best pals, will still have that HSPA+ connectivity just in case you live in a spot that has not yet been covered by T-Mobile LTE. With the LTE support on bands 4 and 17, it's party time for AT&T customers using this device, as well.

The only possible downside here is that the Samsung Galaxy S IV is getting closer and closer and with possible new features like the rumored "eye scroll," which tracks your eyes to scroll content on the screen, who is going to want a phone without the latest and greatest capabilities?

source: FCC via TmoNews

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posted on 05 Mar 2013, 00:14 1

1. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)


I always want the best. I love my Samsung Galaxy Note 2 nothing is better than this device period. I owned the Galaxy S3 and will be purchasing the Galaxy Note 3 in October 2013 when it's released for sure. Who knows just for GP I might pick up the Galaxy S4 also. Nothing beats Samsung period.

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 00:47

3. deadstroke (Posts: 113; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)


and ur right ^-^

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 00:44

2. deadstroke (Posts: 113; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)


good for all

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 00:54

4. corporateJP (Posts: 1548; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


If it comes with a time-adjusted price tag, meaning "cheap", it could still work very well. The S3 will become a solid mid-ranger once the S4 drops.

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 02:50

5. Cannabis (Posts: 22; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)


TMO is going to do what they always do with aging once upon a time flagships, offer them for free to new lines, then use them for their monthly4G phone lineup.

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 08:02 1

6. kevin_wsy (Posts: 34; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


I think if I could get this phone for $300 off contract for a new one when it comes out with LTE up and running in my area, I wouldn't mind

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