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T-Mobile said to blanket Las Vegas in LTE within days

Posted: , by Alan F.


T-Mobile said to blanket Las Vegas in LTE within days
As expected, T-Mobile plans on debuting its LTE service with a launch in Las Vegas. What wasn't expected was news that the carrier was apparently set to flick the switch during last week's CES show which was held, of course, in Las Vegas. But T-Mobile wanted to make a few necessary adjustments to some cell sites and decided to delay the debut of T-Mobile LTE by a few days.

T-Mobile's busy CTO, Neville Ray

T-Mobile's busy CTO, Neville Ray

The CTO for the nation's fourth largest carrier, Neville Ray, says that after the Las Vegas launch, T-Mobile will quickly turn on its new LTE service in Kansas City. Ray hinted that T-Mobile's LTE roll out will follow the same path the company used in turning on HSPA+ in the 1900MHz band which started with Las Vegas before going through Kansas City, Baltimore, Houston and Washington D.C. T-Mobile hopes to have 100 million people covered with its LTE signal by the middle of 2013, reaching 200 million by the end of the year.

It is believed that the Samsung GALAXY Note II used by T-Mobile customers will receive a special update that will turn on a dormant LTE radio lying inside the device, making the phablet one of the first phones with LTE available for T-Mobile customers. The Samsung Galaxy S III will also be one of the first LTE phones available for T-Mobile customers.

source: FierceWireless

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posted on 16 Jan 2013, 20:03 7

1. e.wvu (unregistered)

LTG service? That's new!

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 23:01

10. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)

Hey... I live in las Vegas!!!!

2 bad I'm not gonna get T-mobile service

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 20:05 3

2. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

T-MOBILE needs to RAMP UP THEIR LTE a little faster so they can get SOME LTE hand sets for their consumers.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 20:57 6

6. Galen20K (Posts: 529; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)

maybe somebody should tell Sprint that....

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 20:32 5

3. pholocity (Posts: 10; Member since: 13 Jan 2013)

It's always so easy to sit back and say " they need to do it faster" this isn't a download software and turn it on kind of task. There's a lot of hardware and man power to make this happen...

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 20:50 6

5. Zero0 (Posts: 592; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)

I have to say, even though they're really late to the LTE party, their rollout looks pretty quick. 2/3 of the population within a year is pretty strong.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 20:58 5

7. Galen20K (Posts: 529; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)

they already have all the hardware in place, they've been testing out the LTE for the past 4 months.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 23:25 1

11. pholocity (Posts: 10; Member since: 13 Jan 2013)

hardware is present just like in other modernized markets, HOWEVER there's still some items that needs to be installed and uploaded, optimizing (you want to do that) and data testing. I know this because i live it and breathe it everyday i go to work

Let's just say we did what ATT has been doing for the past 2 years...no really its taking them that long to do what is being done on this network

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 20:37

4. darkkjedii (Posts: 18397; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

My home city, but I'm already blanketed by AT&T 4G LTE

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 22:50 3

9. KickRocks (Posts: 158; Member since: 22 Mar 2011)

T-mobile is making a lot of noise, lets hope their bark is just as strong as their bite

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 00:16 1

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

Tmo will be just fine they are doing and excellent job not only with it's speeds but great battery life and signal strength. Tmobile here in New York City simply s**ts all over Verizon I love that. We won't even say what Tmobile does to Sprint with there customers walking around here in New York City with 3g Galaxy Nexus's, 3g Htc Evo 4g Lte's, and 3g Galaxy S3's and Galaxy Note 2's. Can't get NO MORE PITIFUL than that. Sprint was suppose to already have New York City with LTE. Thank god i roll with Tmobile in New York they have much network.

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 14:36 2

13. lauradale1234 (Posts: 1; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)

You need to shove a d**k down your throat and stop fangirling T-Moble

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