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T-Mobile sends out LTE update to the Samsung GALAXY Note II as its new service is set to launch this month

T-Mobile sends out LTE update to the Samsung GALAXY Note II as its new service is set to launch this month
T-Mobile is pushing out an update today to its customers with the Samsung GALAXY Note II that will allow the device to connect with the carrier's new LTE service. The carrier says that before the end of this month, Las Vegas and Kansas City will both be blanketed with its LTE signal. By the middle of the year, 100 million people will be in reach of T-Mobile's LTE 4G service with that number doubling to 200 million before 2013 is through. Verizon currently is the leader with over 480 markets and 275 million POPs covered with its LTE signal.

T-Mobile's update makes its Samsung GALAXY Note II LTE enabled

T-Mobile's update makes its Samsung GALAXY Note II LTE enabled

Besides the Samsung GALAXY Note II, the version of the BlackBerry Z10 coming to T-Mobile will also offer LTE connectivity. A test of the network showed speeds as fast as 58.8Mbps down and 25.5Mbps up on a Samsung GALAXY Note II although it should be pointed out that there were no other users sharing the signal. And speaking about the signal, T-Mobile users will have one big advantage over Verizon users. When Big Red customers lose a 4G signal, they are dropped down to 3G. When T-Mobile customers lose the LTE signal, they still receive an HSPA+ 4G connection.

T-Mobile has been able to build out its network using the $1 billion worth of spectrum that AT&T had to turn over after its failed attempt to buy T-Mobile. Additionally, once the reverse merger is completed and MetroPCS and T-Mobile are united, more spectrum will be available to T-Mobile.

source: T-Mobile, LaptopMag via Phonescoop

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posted on 18 Mar 2013, 09:39 3

1. DarkShadow (Posts: 51; Member since: 01 Feb 2013)


great news

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 09:44 3

2. xDrizzyXx (Posts: 62; Member since: 28 Jun 2011)


Finally ahh :D I've been waiting for this day forever

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 09:50

3. ghostnexus (Posts: 96; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Awesome! but to bad I like my coverage also out of the city

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 09:58

4. LiveFromMN (Posts: 15; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)


My note 2 is rooted so I wont be able to get the update pushed to me, but once someone gets it to their phone will they confirm below with their location and if they are receiving lte or not

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 10:10

5. Bernoulli (Posts: 1433; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


Meh I wouldn't worry about it, unless 15 mbps is not enough Then maybe, but I don't find it appealing for my note II

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 11:16

8. LiveFromMN (Posts: 15; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)


Youre right I am more then happy with hspa+ on my note, it's always done the job just fine for me

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 10:37 1

6. skymitch89 (Posts: 1021; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


I'm kinda kicking myself for not waiting until my contract with Sprint ended to get a new phone. I was wanting to get the Note 2 on T-Mo, but I unfortunately resigned a 2yr with Sprint.

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 10:38 1

7. archangel9 (Posts: 230; Member since: 07 Feb 2010)


Great weekend news to here .Tmobile will be getting the GS4 , Z10 and HTC One and now the LTE update .I'm checking mines now . Once the vote goes through on April 12th , they will have more than enough spectrum .Tmobile/Metro FTW.

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 11:30

9. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7367; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Impressive LTE speeds. Can't wait to upgrade to the GS4 for LTE goodness. :)

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 14:41 1

10. Jyakotu (Posts: 814; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


This is great news, as now, all of the Big 4 have LTE and I'm sure all of them will be moving to VoLTE in the near future. Nice to have all of them on a standard. Now if only Verizon and Sprint would move to GSM...

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 22:44

13. archangel9 (Posts: 230; Member since: 07 Feb 2010)


@Jyakotu in 2014-15 CDMA will no longer exist in the Americas.I'll have the article link up shortly.

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 15:42

11. JunitoNH (Posts: 839; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


T-Mobile needs to shore the network they have now, before they begin to lose even more customers. People are getting tired of their fickle and unpredictable network. Task number one, should had been to add more towers and improve connectivity, and signal reliability.

http://amplicate.com/hate/tmobile

http://blog.ninapaley.com/2009/06/01/why-i-hate-t-mobile/
http://alittlemore2life.blogspot.com/2012/10/why-i-hate-t-mobile-let-me-count-ways.html

next time the carriers release their quarterly reports, will see how many more customers they lost.

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 21:11

12. PersianHobo (Posts: 54; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


seriously? if the company sucks so bad, let it defeat itself...no need to troll with this nonsense.

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 22:46

14. archangel9 (Posts: 230; Member since: 07 Feb 2010)


Calm down man . It's not that serious

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 01:15

15. gagdude (Posts: 31; Member since: 18 Mar 2013)


notice how those are all blogs. hardly reputable. in addition, one of the articles is from 2009

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 01:17

16. mrmooresince19xx (Posts: 12; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)


I'm loving t-mobile tenacity...

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 04:26 1

17. Note2waitingonNote3 (banned) (Posts: 87; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)


This is a lovely situation for Galaxy Note 2 owners. Great job tmobile.

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