T-Mobile MVNOs hint at pre-paid 4G LTE service
But the MVNOs are making these statements before T-Mobile has made any decision as to when it will allow access to its LTE network, and which of its partners will have that access. Very few MVNOs offer 4G LTE service. One notable one, FreedomPop, will soon be selling Sprint LTE later this year and another Sprint MVNO, Ting, sells LTE handsets.
By the end of this year, Sprint and T-Mobile together will cover 200 million POPs and the latest stats available show that as of the end of Q3 2012, T-Mobile had 3.9 million MVNO customers out of a subscriber base of 33.3 million users. In case you were wondering, MVNO stands for Mobile Virtual Network Operator, which is a wireless provider that does not own the spectrum it uses to provide wireless service.
1. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)
"this means that mean?"
lmao nice grammar fail
2. Not_Amused321 (Posts: 19; Member since: 06 Jan 2013)
yeah but at least you get the point. Good information to know.. I've been waiting for a "decent" MVNO with LTE. For instance the first quarter of 2013 Boost should have some LTE devices on there lineup!
3. Bernoulli (Posts: 1585; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
Talk about falling grammar and you fail to use "their" instead of "there"
6. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)
I didn't know PA is also a grammar school....
9. miles16852 (Posts: 213; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)
another idiotic english teacher shows there ugly head! hey Bernoulli, you do realize this is not an english class right moron!
4. DSmithee (unregistered)
Thankfully, I'm on Virgin Mobile--which offers blazing fast 4G.
8. DSmithee (unregistered)
Not a fan of sarcasm, I see.
5. Riven (Posts: 25; Member since: 25 May 2012)
Dude this is great news, i dealt with crappy sprint in hawaii for ten years! Solavei here can match and even beat Verizon :) I can get 12+ MBs down right on the beach when Verizon is stuck under 10...I tell you what guys Solavei is the bomb, go ahead and accuse me of shameless promotion but thanks to this awesome MVNO i get a $9 unlimited EVERYTHING plan...I'll even share my email if you want more info: Marlonluna@gmail.com i'm psyched for LTE goodness on my Nexus 4 (which CAN run Tmo's 1700 LTE band) aloha!